Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pretzel Jell-O and such

So it's early. And I mean EARLY! What am I doing up at this wee hour? That time before dawn is even thinking about cracking...? Well, I am making mashed potatoes!

What?


Yep.

Mashed potatoes! They're boiling as I type. You see, we're having a Thanksgiving potluck at work today. I'm bringing in pretzel jell-o and mashed potatoes! And, I couldn't bear the thought of bringing in potatoes that were made yesterday! So, I set the alarm early, bribed the dogs to be quiet by letting them sleep on the bed with Jason and tiptoed into the kitchen to start on my spuds.

(See, they really ARE boiling!)

Jason chided me the other day, wondering why I was ONLY making mashed potatoes. They're too easy," he said. "You always make more difficult things than that." I know he was just joking around, but it's true. I love to experiment in the kitchen. Although, there are a few things that are tried, true and absolutely fabulous that I make. Things in which I will never alter the recipe. One is the aforementioned pretzel jell-o. It has become a staple in my family. A dessert that is made for EVERY occasion!

Molly hit a mailbox? Time to make pretzel jell-o!
Dad got out of work early? Pretzel jell-o it is!
The UPS package arrived on time? Well, you get the idea....

Well, would you like my recipe for this delicious dessert? I posted it below for you lucky readers. Try it out, let me know what you think!

(Divinity!)

Pretzel Jell-O
Ingredients
1 stick melted butter
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels (I smash mine with a rolling pin)
1 (8 oz. ) package cream cheese, softened
1 container cool whip (standard size, not the gigantic one)
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 (6 oz.) package strawberry Jell-O
1 regular package of frozen strawberries

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix melted butter, pretzels and 1/2 cup sugar together. Press into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes.
3. Dissolve jell-o in two cups boiling water. Add frozen strawberries. Put in fridge to start to gel.
4. Combine cream cheese, cool whip and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat well with mixer. Pour over top of pretzel mixture.
5. When jell-o is starting to set, pour over cheese layer and refrigerate overnight.

You can find a printable version of this recipe here. :)

Isn't that SOO easy?

Try it out, let me know what you think!

Now, you might be asking yourselves, where did this recipe come from?
Honestly, I have no idea! We just started making. It could easily be somebody else's recipe that we stole and call our own. Whoever DID create this masterpiece should be given a medal. Oh, and P.S.- I love you!
I'd like to present it to them. It would be the "Best Combination of Salty and Sweet Ever" Medal!

Anyway, back to my spuds. I'm sure they're boiling over by now. Have a great day everyone! Try not to get caught up in that last minute mad rush at the grocery store!

~Emily

2 comments:

  1. Pretzel jello is pretty much the bomb. Good call,girl! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Hugs,Cecily

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  2. OMG yes. I grew up on pretzel jello. Best thing ever.

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