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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Servings: 12-16
This is fairly simple to make, and there isn't much baking involved, which is good in the summertime.

2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks/6 oz./170g) butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool Whip)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar

1 (6 ounce/8 serving size) package strawberry flavored Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen sliced strawberries with syrup, thawed
Additional whipped topping (optional)

In a bowl, combine pretzels, butter and sugar, press into the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch deep pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 minutes and cool.

For the filling, beat whipped topping, cream cheese and sugar until smooth; spread over pretzel crust and chill.

For topping, dissolve jello in the boiling water, stir in strawberries with syrup, then chill until partially set. Carefully spoon it over filling. Chill for 4-6 hours, then cut into squares and serve with whipped topping and more strawberries, if desired. Enjoy, its a nice cool treat for the summer.

Makes 12-16 servings.

Source: Magazine
Submitted By: Mel Walsh
Date: February 6, 2005