Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Have you ever had Pretzel salad?

Let me tell you pretzel salad is one of my favorite desserts of all times, and since it uses the word salad I am just a little less guilty for eating half the pan myself!  We have family visiting from Ohio this week, both of my grandma's baby sisters and my cousin Stacy and her daughter Emily who I played with when I was a little girl remember I posted a picture of us a few weeks ago.
So tonight I am having the whole gang over for dinner, we are going to have my special pulled chicken BBQ which I am starting now because it takes all day in the crockpot, don't you just love the crockpot?  I do, even more in the summer because we run all day and with swim lessons this week I can pop some goodies in the pot and still have a great dinner.
I am making HM baked beans, coleslaw which I have found to be so easy, I just use the food processor to chop up the cabbage and a few carrots and I have been using Maries Coleslaw dressing, this is the best coleslaw I have found you need to try it.
Now on to dessert I want you all to get to have this wonderful yummy and almost guiltless dessert with me.

Pretzel Salad
1 stick of butter or 1 cup of Parkay butter spray (if you are feeling very health conscious like my lower extremity's need me to be)
2 cups  white sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
1 8oz container of cool whip
1 8oz container of cream cheese (can also use low fat but not fat free)
1 20oz can crushed pineapple

Melt butter and mix with pretzels and 1 cup sugar, press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, you are making a crust with sugar butter and pretzels, does it get any better than that IDONTTHINKSO!
Now take your room temp cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar mix well and then stir in the very well drained pineapple and then fold in the cool whip.
Now spread the pineapple mixture on top of the cooled pretzel crust.  Add a few crushed pretzels for looks and refrigerate for a few hours.

Now hurry off the store and buy everything to make this lovely salad you will thank me!  Happy Tuesday!


Amy said...

Yum, now I'm real sad I couldn't come :(. I know they will all enjoy a nice home-cooked meal.

marky said...


P.S. He loves you... said...

Wow this sound yummy and i will do!

P.S. He loves you... said...

Hey I'm not comfortable with crockpot cooking...could you post some of those recipes too?

Gotta GROW with it said...

pretzel what? i am thinking that title is a bit misleading and should contain words like; decadence, heaven, etc. looks nummy!

MoziEsmé said...

That sounds yummy! Don't know about the calories, but it just might be worth it!

Debz said...

Hello my new favorite desert!!!!
My mouth is watering!

Bella's momma said...

Oh my heck, you have my mouth watering. I am making this soon!!!

Anonymous said...

we always make our pretzel "salad" with mamaws fresh strawberries instead of pineapple. I'll have to try it your way. Saound great!

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