Saturday, May 26, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Having been so super busy as always this time of year,
I actually had a few minutes to make a yummy dessert last weekend. 
I can't remember the last time I actually cooked something,
let alone made a dessert!

This is a recipe that I have had since I was a newlywed,
and I always try to make it every Summer because I like that  it's
cool & refreshing, not overly sweet,
yet gives me the sweet & salty combination that I love so much!

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
2 cups boiling water
2 packages strawberry jello
1½ cups cold water
2 pints strawberries, sliced

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix crushed pretzels, 1/3 cup sugar, and margarine or butter.  Press firmly into bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan.  Bake 10 minutes and let cool.

Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and milk until smooth.  Stir in Cool Whip.  Spread over cooled crust and refrigerate.

Place jello in a large bowl, add boiling water and stir 2 minutes or until completely dissolved.  Stir in cold water.  Refrigerate 1½ hours or until thickened.  Stir in strawberries.  Spoon over cream cheese layer.  Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

Cut into squares, garnish as desired.

Wishing you a happy Memorial Day!

Sharing at:  Tatertots & Jello


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Ooooo I want some! We might make this at some point this weekend. YUM!

CAS said...

Oh my, this sounds so yummy! Hey, you could plop a couple of blueberries on top & make it super-patriotic!
Happy Memorial Day!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my golly that looks so good right now, mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Thanks, Gina- looks awesome and easy and would be very popular all summer!!!!

NanaDiana said...

HEY GINA! I cannot find my own recipe for this TREAT! I looked online and found a similar one but not like YOURS...which was like MY OWN. I am saving this to use for the summer. I used to call it Strawberry Salad! lol xo Diana

Diane said...

I have neen looking for a good strawberry dessert and I think this is it. Thanks, Gina!!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

That looks so yummy! Perfect for summer.
Hugs, Cindy

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Hi! I've never tried this before. Have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara F. said...

I want a piece right now. I have seen something like it on Pinterest, I want to make it but I am afraid I'll eat all of it. lol :/ xo

Linda said...

I'm craving one now.
Thanks for the recipe.
Have a Happy Memorial Day!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I am SOOOO trying this recipe! Looks divine! I'll let you know how mine turns out! Thanks for sharing it, and hope you have a blessed Memorial Holiday! :)

Diane said...

My family loves this recipe and you didn't invite us?

Bliss said...

A friend of mine makes these to bring to pot luck's and I've asked a couple times for the recipe and not received it, now I can quit asking. They are so delicious.


Martha said...

That's such a pretty dessert! Perfect combination of sweet and salty :) Have a great weekend!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oooh, that looks so delicious and cool. That's one of the few recipes I still have in my recipe box. It's a great summer dish.

Hi! I'm Shannon said...


This even looks CUTE.
I love it, it's all sassy and zingy looking. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm =)

Gypsy Heart said...

I love this! I should make it this weekend. Kinda forgot about it did that happen? :-)

Hope you're having a fun weekend!

Victoria said...

This looks yummy Gina, light and refreshing...perfect for summer:)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I used to make this but it's been a really long time. Thanks for reminding me of it, and your photos of it are so enticing!

Debbiedoo's said...

Nummy num num! Great recipe Gina. Enjoy the day today!

Karen said...

Oh Gina, that looks soooo good! I have to try it.

Maria Elena said...

Gina, what an awesome recipe!!! And so easy! Thank you for sharing, I will give a try. It looks delicious!

anangloinquebec said...

I am trying to catch up on my favourite blogs and of course you would have something yummy!! Geez Gina, I am trying to get rid of a few pounds before bathing suit season is officially here!!

Jann Olson said...

Gina, I have this recipe and it is one of my favorites. We call it Strawberry Pretzel Jello. We always make it for Thanksgiving.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

LOVE this. My aunt used to make this for all our family reunions when I was growing up. Thanks so much for the recipe. I had forgotten all about it. Definitely making it very soon!

Janet said...

This dessert looks yummy! I've never tried it before, but would sure like to!

Debbie said...

This is one of my favorite things to eat ever. I love it. When I want to call it a dessert, I call it a dessert. When I want to call it a salad, I call it a salad. I'm found if I call it a salad, I feel less guilt when I want seconds.

Or thirds.

Ana said...

One word....YUMMO!!! Love anything with strawberries! Thanks for sharing the recipe my friend. Hope you had a awesome long weekend :-)

Much love,

Annmarie Pipa said...

thank you for this.....someone brought this to one of my was so yummy..didn't last!! thank you..I always wanted this recipe.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Gina, I can tell by looking at them that I've got to make them! Yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

reFresh reStyle said...

This looks so yummy!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I think you have just made my summer. This looks like a perfect refreshing treat. I've got it pinned!

Maggie Massey said...

OK, Gina...this looks OUT OF THIS WORLD! I will definitely be making it this summer...Thank you so so much for linking it up to our Summer Blog party!

Amy Kinser said...

My mother makes this recipe and I LOVE it! She serves it along with the meal, but I like to save it for dessert. Yours looks wonderful!

Nice visiting with you.

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