It is hot! The temps outside are running in the 90’s and heat indices are close to 100 degrees plus. A cool, and creamy dessert is just what I need right now. This one is guaranteed to hit the spot.
This recipe has been around for a while. It only requires boiling water to make the Jello, and if you own a tea kettle, it makes the process so much easier and cooler on you and your kitchen. I cut down on the gelatin’s cooling time by sitting the bowl into an ice bath. I used frozen,sliced strawberries to cut down on time spent slicing fresh strawberries into halves.
There is so much to like about this recipe and it is very easy and makes a dessert with a hint of saltiness from the pretzel crust, with sweetness from the Jello and strawberries for a sweet/salty surprise.
Strawberry Pretzel Delight
1 cup pretzels, finely crushed (measure once the pretzels are crushed)
1/3 cup of melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 ounces cream softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip (whipped cream)
1 cup mini marshmallows
3 ounces strawberry Jello
1 1/4 boiling water
1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries, sliced
Mix finely crushed pretzels, butter, and granulated sugar. Press into 8′ square pan. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Cream powdered sugar and cream cheese; fold in Cool Whip. Add marshmallows; spread on cooled crust.
Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Allow to chill until mix is slightly thickened. Stir in strawberries.
Spread over cream cheese layer. Chill until firm.
Serve and enjoy.