Friday, July 6, 2012

Before and After

I've always wanted to get a complete makeover.  So far it hasn't happened, but I'm not giving up hope.  I have had a partial mental makeover... or a change of thinking when it comes to Pretzel Salad.  I thought one way about it before I consumed it (BC) and I had a whole new way of thinking about it after I devoured it (AD). Let me elaborate by sharing my thoughts about Pretzel Salad BC and AD.

BC Pretzel Salad thoughts:
"that sounds disgusting!"
"that looks disgusting!"
"I'm not eating that!"
"ugh!!!!! Granny made that crap again!"

Now for the AD Pretzel salad thoughts:
"that sounds gross!"
"OMG! that looks sooooo good!"
"I'm gonna have some more pretzel salad"
"Granny, please make a pretzel salad!"

Here's how to make a pretzel salad:

bottom layer:
2 c. pretzels (we found Kroger brand is the best at staying crunchy)
1½ sticks butter
3 Tbsp. sugar

middle layer:
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1 small tub whipped topping

top layer:
1 large box strawberry gelatin
2 c. boiling water
1 qt. frozen strawberries

For the bottom layer mix slightly crush the pretzels.  

Mix the pretzels with melted butter and sugar.  pour the mix into a casserole dish.  
Bake for 10 minutes in a 350° oven.  Let cool completely.
For middle layer mix cream cheese and sugar.  When cheese & sugar are well mixed, fold in whipped topping. 
Spread mixture over cooled pretzels.  
For top layer add gelatin to boiling water.  Add frozen berries to the water.  The berries will cause the mixture to set. Pour over the cream cheese layer.
Finally, DEVOUR!
In our family pretzel salad leftovers are considered miraculous.  But there are usually at least 8 or 9 of us to devour it.  I convinced Granny to make this cool treat for our 4th of July Cookout.  With the temperature reaching a record setting
102° there weren't any leftovers this time either.


  1. I love your strawberry look and who woulda thunk??? Pretzel Salad...
    Yes, PLease (on your next visit)

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    1. Who woulda thunk is right. This I can make on my next visit. I'm still working on the cherry cobbler. I did another practice run last week and I still can't get the crust right. Someday!

  2. Another recipe I think I could make! Now to make that shopping list (and add it to the brown sugar pie list). Keep it up, ladies!!


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