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Strawberry Pretzel Surprise Recipe

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This recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Surprise, by , is from Osborn Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sandy Osborn
Added: Thursday, September 6, 2007


2 cups crushed pretzels (4cups uncrushed)
6 TBSP butter melted
3 TBSP sugar

Filling & Topping:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 package (10 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 package (16 ounces) frozen strawberries (sliced)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Crust: Mix together pretzels, melted butter and sugar. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pat the pretzel mixture into the bottom of the dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Filling and Topping: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in thawed whipped topping. Spread mixture over cooled crust.
In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Stir in thawed strawberries. Place over larger bowl of ice water, and refrigerate, stirring occasionally until mixture starts to thicken slightly.
Spoon strawberry mixture over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours.




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