Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Purdue Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I clipped this out of our alumni magazine awhile ago, I love this stuff and lived on it in college on weeks where the food was scary but this was in the salad bar ;)

Yes I realize "salad" is not really how one would describe this, but its so good, lets pretend its a good for you salad.

Purdue University Residences Pretzel Salad

9-oz bag of pretzel sticks, broken into ¼ inch pieces
½ cup margarine, melted
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
8-oz container whipped topping (thawed)
.6-oz package strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
16-oz package strawberries, frozen and sliced

Mix pretzels, margarine, and first amount of sugar. Press into a 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes in a 350 oven. Let cool.
Mix cream cheese and second amount of sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Refrigerate.
Combine water and gelatin until dissolved. Add strawberries (do not drain) and refrigerate until partially set.
Gently pour strawberry mixture over cream cheese layer and chill until set, about 4-6 hours.

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