My sister and niece came across this recipe on Pinterest. They said it was the most popular thing on the menu last holiday. So I tried it and they were right. It is amazing. My sister is going to put menus together for you and we will be posting them soon. Maybe I can figure out a menu category.
Problem with this is the pretzel pecan crack that you make to put in this will not make it to the end. It is soooooo good, you will be munching on it all day and you won’t be able to keep grubby little fingers out of it. I changed the original recipe a little. Her blog is amazing. You should check it out!!!! I wanted a little taste of strawberry Jello in there. http://www.thegunnysack.com/?s=strawberry+pretzel Told you I was still figuring it out. I am too tired. I will fix that tomorrow.
Here’s my version.
3/4 cup melted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup crushed pretzels (takes 2 cups of mini pretzel to equal 1 cup of crushed)
Preheat oven to 400.
Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 1 min 15 seconds. Add the brown sugar, pecans and pretzels. Stir together.
Spread on a cookie sheet with a rim. Bake for 7 minutes at 400 degrees. 375 if using a dark pan.
Allow to cool. When cool, break up into small pieces.
Set aside to continue cooling.
8 oz cream cheese (regular or lite)
1/2 cup sugar or stevia
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. Strawberry Jello (regular or sugar free)
With an electric mixer, mix together until smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Fold in 8 oz. Cool Whip (regular, lite or sugar free)
Then fold in 2 cups fresh Strawberries.
Just before serving fold in the pretzel pecan crack if there is any left! Serves 8-10.
If you need to make this ahead. Cut the strawberries, whip the cream cheese mix and make the pretzel pecan crack the day before. Just before serving fold it all together. Make sure the pretzel crack is completely cool before putting it in an airtight container.
The pecan pretzel crack is also wonderful on hot fudge and caramel sundaes or blueberry gelato ice cream!