This is one of those recipes that tends to show up at every holiday gathering. When we meet with Chris’s family, his dad is always the one who brings it. On my family’s side, that responsibility is mine. I made two this year, one for my moms side of the family and another to carry to my dads side.
Now if you are like me, when you see jello in the recipe you may say “no thanks”! Trust me, just try it! Its soooo good!
- 2.5 cups crushed pretzels
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 6oz package of Strawberry jello
- 10-12oz strawberries sliced
- 8oz cream cheese
- 1cup sugar
- 8oz cool whip thawed
Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking dish with no-stick spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, brown sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of your baking dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
While your pretzel crust is cooling, mix jello according to package directions. Once mixed, add sliced strawberries. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until partially set.
With a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar. Stir in cool whip. Spread across pretzel layer, careful to spread across all of the pretzels so that your jello layer doesnt leak.
Once the jello is partially set, pour over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.