A former pastor’s wife shared this delicious recipe with me. It’s simple and delicious.
Grandma’s Pretzel Jell-o
1-1/2 c. small pretzels broken into pieces
1c. sugar, divided
1/2 c. margarine, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. Cool Whip
6 oz. strawberry Jell-o dissolved in 2 c Boiling water (here’s a link to a gelatin substitute)
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries
Mix 1/2 c sugar and the melted margarine with the broken pretzels. Press evenly into the bottom a 9 x 13 pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 6 minutes. Cool.
Blend cream cheese with the remaining 1/2 C sugar and the Cool Whip. Spread over the cooled pretzel mixture. Refrigerate.
Dissolve the jell-o into boiling water and add the frozen strawberries. Stir well then put into refrigerator to thicken more, then pour over the cream cheese and refrigerate.
To serve, cut into squares and top with additional Cool Whip if desired.