Sunday, February 13, 2011

twelve desserts ~ strawberry pretzel salad

this is dessert #1 ~ which i feel guilty posting considering i haven't even finished posting my twelve meals from last year! *note to self: finish posting those stat!!!* but honestly i wanted to share this one now in case you need a little dessert for tomorrow ~ this one will definitely score you points :)

cook time is only 10 mins, but there are a couple parts that have to sit in the fridge for a while, sooo i would say total time is about 2 hrs.

serving size = 16

~ 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
~ 4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
~ 3/4 cup butter, melted
~ 1 cup white sugar
~ 2 (8 ounce) packages of neufchatel cheese *it's not as bad for you as cream cheese* 
~ 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped cream *thawed*
~ 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
~ 2 cups boiling water
~ 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries

 ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees f. mix together pretzels, sugar, and melted butter. press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. bake for 10 mins, or until lightly toasted, and then set aside to cool completely.

*i think the recipe could have used more pretzels for the crust, so if you want to adjust your recipe based on that note... go for it. :)*

~ in a medium bowl, beat the sugar and neufchatel cheese until smooth. fold in whipped cream. spread evenly over the cooled crust. refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

*try to contain yourself, and don't eat too much of the mixture! it's soo good even on it's own*

~ in a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. mix in the frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. pour over neufchatel & whipped cream mixture in pan. refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.

~ serve and enjoy!

probably one of the easiest, and most yummy desserts so you definitely need to try it, and tell me what you think!
all images by jenna ♥ a little blue


Things to Do said...

This sounds super lovely! I totally want to try it!

Kimbirdy said...

woah, that does sound good!

Chrissy said... strawberries and love pretzels...looks delicious!

Lisa Fergus said...

mmmm...this look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

classic • casual • home said...

This looks great and I have all the ingredients!
Mary Ann


Wow that sounds amazing!!! I would never think to make anything like that.

Hope you're having a great weekend :)

Kylie Sarley, Bandelle said...

I'm waiting for dinner to be delivered and now you made me wish I ordered dessert too. Yum!

Googlover/keishua said...

yum. I love some strawberries. Seriously, though that looks fun and easy enough even for a desert killer like me. Yep, having a lovely weekend. Getting a bit of work done. Hope all is well with you.

Bhrett said...

This is so good. My mom makes it all the time and it's one of my favorites. Mmmm. This makes me want some :)

Ashley said...

I have seriously always wanted to know how to make this! Thanks so much for sharing!!! YUM!

Noodles and Waffles said...

OMG - I love strawberry pretzel salad. It's so good.

Margaret said...

these look AMAZING - definitely trying that
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
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wow looks yummm...