Recipe: Pretzel Jell-O Salad.

(One of the things I love the most in these fundraiser cookbooks is the expanded definition of “salad” that encompasses Jell-O as a legitimate ingredient. This recipe puts Jell-O together with pretzels — pretzels! — and Cool Whip and calls it a salad. I love America.)

1 1/4 cup sticks margarine, melted
2 c. coarsely rolled pretzels
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
9 oz. Cool Whip
2 3 oz. pkgs. strawberry Jell-O
2 c. hot pineapple juice
2 small pkgs. frozen strawberries
1 small pkg. (or 1 small can) crushed pineapple

Melt margarine in 9 x 13 inch pan. Add crushed pretzels. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cream sugar and cream cheese; add Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust. Dissolve Jell-O in pineapple juice; add frozen berries and stir until separated. Pour over Cool Whip mixture; cool until firm.

Source: “A Smile is the Same in Every Language: District 53 PTA, Butler and Brook Forest Schools 1994 Ethnic Cookbook”


One Comment

  1. london
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 21:43:12

    i would eat that. nebraskans are weaned on jello salad.


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