2 cups crushed pretzels
1 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar (I forgot to add this, and it still tastes amazing. Less sugar, right?! ;))
1 (8oz) package cream cheese – softened
1 (8oz) package Cool Whip – thawed
1 cup sugar
6 oz package raspberry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
1 bag frozen raspberries – thawed in refrigerator (I just used fresh raspberries. It was more expensive, but I couldn't find any frozen ones.)
While my water boiled, I crushed the pretzels, added them to the melted butter, then spread them on the bottom of my dish.
I added the Jell-O to the boiling water and set it aside to cool.
I then beat together the cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar.
Then I stirred in the cool whip until in was semi-well combined. (It was supposed to be well combined, but I got bored and decided it was good enough.)
Then I globbed it on the cooled pretzel crust. (I learned the word "globbed" from my grandma. :)) After that I spread it evenly on top of the pretzels. Make sure to glob it on there first, otherwise you get into a mess with your pretzels mixing with the cream cheese mixture.
At this point I'm thinking, "Oh, this is gonna be good."
By this time the Jello-O was cool, so I poured it on top of the whole shebang.
It took about 3.5 hours in the fridge for the Jell-O to set. Mama was shocked, because it takes her strawberry pretzel salad about two weeks to set. ;) I don't know if it was the type of Jell-O, or if I just let it cool longer. Either way, about 3 hours later and I got to cut into it and eat it.
I've converted. Though both are delicious and I'll never turn either one down, I now like raspberry pretzel salad more than strawberry.
Please let me know if you try it and what you think!! :)