If you’re looking for a fresh dessert that combines salty, sweet, and a little sour then you’ll love this dessert! A little heads up though, you’ll want to allow plenty of time to make this (like 3-4 hours) in order for each layer to set up properly. Otherwise the layers will blend into each other, and although it will still taste amazing, it wont look as pretty.
I realized as I was typing this post that I didn’t get a picture of the finished dessert!! I guess that means I’ll have to make it again……. oh shucks 😉
UPDATE: My family volunteered to make the sacrifice of having this again so that I could get a picture of it… 😉
- 1 1/2 c. pretzels- crushed
- 4 T sugar
- 10 T butter, melted
- 1 c sugar
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
- 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
- 2 c. boiling water
- 2 c. sliced strawberries
Mix the pretzels, 4 T of sugar and butter together until the pretzels are well coated. Spread out & press into a baking pan (I use a glass casserole dish so you can see the layers through it when it's done). Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, then let cool completely.
Mix together: 1 c. sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and cool whip until smooth. Spoon over the cooled pretzel layer and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Combine the gelatin powder and boiling water and stir until the powder is dissolved. Then add in the strawberries and let the mixture cool and star to thicken. (you can put it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to speed up the process). Once it is starting to thicken and is cooling off spoon it over the cream cheese layer in the pan.
Set in the fridge to set up for another hour or so. Serve & enjoy!
You can use other flavors of gelatin & fruit, this is also really good with peaches!