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Strawberry Pretzel Surprise

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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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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.

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