Pretzel Salad

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2 c crushed pretzels
3/4 c margarine, melted
3 Tbsp sugar
1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
1 c sugar
1 (8 oz) frozen cool-whip topping, thawed
1 pkg strawberry gelatin (6 oz)
2 c boiling water
2 pkg (10 oz) frozen strawberries

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Leslie Holt Recipe
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Franklin, TN (pop. 62,487)
Member Since Nov 2009
Leslie's notes for this recipe:
Not your usual salad, but delicious nonetheless!
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Salad? Dessert? Either! This sweet, fruity treat would be right at home with your meal or as the perfect dinnertime ending.

To keep the cream cheese mixture from sticking to your spatula as you spread it, just run it under hot water. Does the trick every time!


Mix crushed pretzels, margarine and 3 Tablespoons sugar together and press into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes. Cool.
Mix softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold the 2 cups thawed whipping topping into cream cheese mixture and spread over cooled pretzel crust. Dissolve strawberry gelatin in bioling water and add frozen strawberries. Chill until syrupy, then pour over the cream cheese layer and refrigerate. Cut into squares and garnish with whipped topping and a whole strawberry. Enjoy!

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user Daisy Halcomb dsyh - Jul 8, 2010
I ate this salad for the first time last month. Yummy.
user Susanne Indico SusanneI - Jul 16, 2010
I have been making this "salad" for years and it is always a favorite. Not really a salad, more like a dessert, but delicious. I like that we call it salad though....sounds so much healthier....
user Adrianna Gerard awesomebaker - Aug 12, 2010
this recipe has been in my family as long as i have been on this earth and whenever i make it i get 2 thumbs up:)
user Jenny Miller JennyandBooda - Aug 15, 2010
This recipe has been made for years in my family. It is always a hit!!!
user d'Arcy Bostic studentmom - Aug 16, 2010
My husband will love this. He loves sweet and salty at the same time..

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