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Strawberry Pretzel Surprise Recipe

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This recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Surprise, by , is from The Smith & Stella Johnson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dora Johnson Martin
Added: Sunday, March 1, 2009


2 c. crushed pretzels
6 T. melted butter
3 T. sugar

Filling & Topping:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1 (10 oz) container cool whip
2 (3 oz) packages strawberry gelatin
2 c. boiling water
1 (16oz) package frozen strawberries, thawed

1. Preheat the oven to 350
2. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish & set aside

3. Combine pretzels, butter & sugar
4. Pat the pretzel mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish
5. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely & set aside

Filling & Topping:
6. Beat the cream cheese & sugar in a large bowl until smooth
7. Fold in the cool whip & spread over the cooled crust.
8. In another bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Add strawberries.
9. Place the bowl over a larger bowl of ice water & refrigerate. stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to thicken.
10. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the cream cheese mixture
11. Cover & refrigerate for 4 hours.
12. Cut into 16 squares & serve cold




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