Monday, May 9, 2011

Pretzel Jello Salad



I know that jello is far from gourmet and that there are about a billion pretzel salad recipes out there, but this one is the absolute top in my book.  This stuff is more like dessert around our house.  I hope you like it in spite of its stereotype:) 

2 cups crushed pretzels
1 cube butter melted
1 cup sugar
1 (8 oz.) whipped topping or real whip cream
2 cups fruit of your choice
(In the picture I used blueberries and blackberries but my favorite combo is raspberries and huckleberries)
3 TBS sugar
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
2 small packages of raspberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water

CRUST: Mix crushed pretzels, 3 TBS sugar and melted butter together in a small bowl.  Press into a 9x13 glass baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

CREAM CHEESE LAYER: Mix softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar.  add whipping cream.  Spread mixture over crust

GELATIN LAYER: Dissolve gelatin with 2 cups of boiling water.  Add fruit and let gelatin partially set.  Pour over cream cheese layer and chill until completely set.

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