Today I returned to a recipe that I'd made a few summers ago on a lark and we all were a little embarrassed at how much we liked it.
It's called Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert. Yes. It really is.
The salt, the sweet, the tang of the cream cheese, the cool wet of the jello...someone knew what they were doing.
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert
Make one small package of strawberry jello as directed and set in the 'fridge (in the bowl you mixed it in) to cool a bit.
Wash, hull and slice thin a pint of strawberries. *I don't like big chunks of fruit, so I'd actually dice the fruit, but it's up to you.
Crush pretzels to make 2 cups of pretzel crumbs.
Mix with 2/3 melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Press into 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Take one brick of cream cheese (8 oz) SOFTENED, and a container of cool whip and blend with 1/4 sugar.
When everything is cool, but the jello not set, assemble. Pour cream cheese mixture over pretzel base, spread evenly. Mix strawberries into half-set jello and pour over cream cheese mixture.
Put the whole thing in the 'fridge and chill till very set, at least 5 hours.