The extra SRC reveals always have a theme. To go along with Memorial Day, our theme is picnics. Who doesn't love a picnic? Nothing says summer like a picnic.
For the bonus SRC, I was assigned Dessert Before Dinner! What a great blog title, I love it!! Stephanie the blogger behind, Dessert Before Dinner says, "I started this blog to keep track of my favorite recipes, tried and true things, and pictures. It has evolved so much as I've become more involved in blogging and various communities. I draw my inspiration from a combination of cookbooks, other blogs and family recipes. I always throw my own spin on them, but they are all good jumping off points. " Very similar to why I started my blog, how fun it that?!!
The recipe I chose, is a throwback to my childhood. We used to have this "salad" all the time. I haven't had this in years and you know what? I like it! Nothing better than a good jello salad, with a little sweetness and crunch added.
I had a little trouble getting the pretzels to stick to the bottom of the pan. I chose to mix the cream cheese mixture together with the pretzels and use for the crust.
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- ½ cup melted butter
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 oz cool whip
- 16-20 oz frozen strawberries or raspberries
- 2 3 oz boxes strawberry or cherry jello
- 2 cups boiling water.
- Crush pretzels and mix with butter and 3 Tbsp sugar. Spread on the bottom of a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until crisp and set.
- Remove crust and let cool completely.