If you haven’t had the opportunity to make this Jello yet, I suggest you whip it up soon. It’s a great side dish to any meal! It does require a bit of time and patience, but it’s worth it.
2 cups finely crushed pretzels (the blender works great)
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 pkg (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup thawed cool whip
2 cups boiling water
1 pkg (6 oz) strawberry or peach flavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 qt (4 cups) fresh strawberries or peaches, sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the pretzel crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of a 13×9 inch pan. Bake 10 minutes and cool.
Beat the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and milk until blended. Stir in cool whip and spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate.
Mix the boiling water with the gelatin mix in a large bowl; stir 2 minutes until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Stir in strawberries; spoon over cream cheese layer.
Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
Recipe from: Kraft Foods