Monday, April 8, 2013

Kameron's birthday dessert

Thursday was my baby boy's birthday.  He is no longer a teenager and I feel old.  We had the family over for dinner and dessert.  I found this awesome recipe on Pinterest.  It was so easy, but oh so yummy. 

The recipe calls for sugar but since parents are both diabetics I replaced it with Stevia.  It was wonderful!

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped
topping, thawed
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored
2 cups boiling water
1 (16 ounce) package frozen
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
2.In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
3.In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.

She calls this a salad but my family agreed this was dessert!  Happy birthday Kameron!