Friday, June 29, 2012

20--- Patriotic Berry Pretzel Salad

I have always loved this dessert.  Sweet and salty.  Perfect.  Now I need to get rid of the leftovers so I do not end up with a 12 lb baby.  Any takers?

The creamy filling of this dessert is typically made of cream cheese and frozen whipped topping.  Aka: frozen artificial stuff.  So I made up my layer of my Russian Cream instead. Not "healthier" in the form of calories and fat, but made from real ingredients.  And it was BETTER with less stuff.  And I didn't use flavored Jello in with the berries (standard recipe).  Berries are sweet enough without the extra sugar and stuff, right?

Happy Birthday America.  Thank you for a reason to celebrate.

Patriotic Berry Pretzel Salad
Serves 12

3 cups crushed pretzel sticks
3/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
RUSSIAN CREAM (click link to view recipe)-- you will use one batch
1 cup blueberries
2-3 cups chopped or sliced strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl mix together pretzels, butter and sugar.  Press into the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish prepared with baking spray.  Bake for ~12 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely (I put mine in the refrigerator after about 20 minutes).

When crust has cooled, mix up Russian Cream, following directions in linked recipe.  Pour Russian Cream mixture over cooled pretzels and return to refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or until set.

Prior to serving, decorate with berries.  To serve, cut into 12 even slices.


  1. Oh, I like this made over version of a typical strawberry pretzel salad! I would definitely help you eat those leftovers!!

  2. A perfect dessert to share for a Patriotic Origami Owl Bar! Thanks for sharing!