Strawberry Pretzel Surprise

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Why I Love This Recipe

A crisp salty pretzel crust complements the creamy marshmallow-fluff-like "white" layer, with a tangy topping of strawberries in gelatin. Much like a strawberry cheesecake, but with the surprise of pretzels!

For best results, make Strawberry Pretzel surprise no more than one day in advance, to preserve the crunchy texture of the pretzels.

Ingredients You'll Need

crust ingredients
2 cups crushed pretzels (about 4 cups uncrushed, or 6 oz)
3/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
topping ingredients
1 8-oz tub Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping
1/2 cup sugar
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
2 3-oz packages strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
1 16-oz package frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, partially thawed.
1 cup boiling water


Crust - Combine pretzels, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar. Press into 9" x 13" baking dish and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, or else it'll melt the white layer.

White Layer - Cream together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over pretzel crust.

Red Layer - Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in frozen strawberries, Chill

until partially set (about 10 minutes) and spread over white layer.

Chill until set and serve.

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