CLK in the Kitchen : Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad
“Curious Little Kid in the Kitchen” Series : If you have broken egg shells in the cookie dough, flour all over the floor and milk spewed all over the countertop it can only mean one thing… you’re cooking with kids! Congrats, because in between licking the beater and overfilling the measuring cups, you’re not only giving your child awesome memories, but you’re also providing a variety of learning experiences and valuable lessons. As a busy parent, I know it’s hard to find the time… and energy… to make homemade meals let alone bring the kids into the kitchen to help. Just know, your efforts do not go without being noticed. Not only can it spark interest in trying new foods, but bring kids in the kitchen can also serve as a hands on way to learn science and math as well! That’s why we’ve decided to create a series a family friendly recipes from our family to yours. With “Curious Little Kid in the Kitchen” posts, I intend to share recipes I’ve enjoyed making with my son, Ryan.
“Good moms let you lick the beaters. Great moms turn them off first!”
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad
- 2 Cups crushed pretzels
- ¾ Cup melted butter
- 3 Tbsp white sugar
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 Cup white sugar
- 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (6 oz) Strawberry flavored gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Mix melted in butter and 3 Tbps white sugar then stir in crushed pretzels
3. Press pretzel mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 in baking dish and bake 8 – 10 minutes. Set aside to cool (put in the freezer or fridge to speed up cooling).
4. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and whipped topping.
5. When the pretzel crust is cooled, spread the whipped topping mixture onto the crust.
6. Boil 2 cups of water and dissolve the gelatin. Stir in strawberries and let cool in fridge. You’ll want to let the mixture firm up a little bit to the consistency of a slushy. It shouldn’t be solid, but it also shouldn’t be completely watery.
7. When the strawberry gelatin mixture is set to a slushy texture, pour over the whipped topping layer.
8. Put in fridge and let set.