Monday, November 23, 2009

pretzel jello

this stuff is so good it kind of doubles as dessert! (kind of like our bavarian dessert in layers)

2 C. crushed pretzels
1/4 C. sugar
3/4 C. melted butter
8 oz. (1 block) cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
9 oz. cool whip
16 oz. strawberry jello (lg. box)
2 C. boiling water
10 oz. bag frozen strawberries/raspberries

combine first three ingredients as the crust and press into a 9x13 pan. bake at 400 degrees for 6 min. cool to room temp.

blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth, then add the cool whip and spread over cooled crust.

dissolve jello in boiling water and stir in frozen fruit right after. chill until partially set (about 45 minutes). spoon over cream cheese layer. cool until firm. cut into squares and serve!