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Berry Delicious Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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2011-08-05 Side Dish
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This is a sweet and salty picnic delight! The sweetened cream cheese and strawberries combine with the salty pretzels for a favorite summer side that will be enjoyed by all ages.

  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Crushed Pretzels
¼ cup Crushed Almonds
¾ cup Melted Butter
4½ Tbsp Sugar, divided
8 oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp Vanilla
9 oz Container Whipped Topping
6 oz pkg Strawberry Jello
2 cups Boiling Water
2 (10 Oz) Packages Frozen Strawberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the pretzels, almonds, butter, and 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar. Press into a 9 X 13-inch glass pan and bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool. Place 2 tablespoons sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla into a medium mixing bowl. Blend on low for 1 minute. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl, add whipped topping and blend an additional minute. Spread over pretzel mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Dissolve gelatin in 2 cups boiling water. Add strawberries and stir until strawberries have thawed. Allow to slightly thicken. Spread over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve, or strawberries are set.