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Pretzel-Strawberry Layered Salad

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Use more strawberries if desired.

Ingredients

2-1/2 cups crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
1/2 cup regular or powdered sugar
1 package (8 servings) strawberry Jell-O
1 pint fresh strawberries, quartered or sliced

Instructions

For crust, mix pretzels, 1/2 cup sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9x13-inch pan and bake, uncovered, in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely. For center layer, mix cream cheese, Cool Whip and 1/2 cup sugar and spread on cooled crust. For top layer, prepare Jello and cool several hours. Spread on salad. Press strawberries into gelatin.

Kristine Harwood
Moline



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