Check out the winning recipe in our 2012 Side Dishes That Steal The Show recipe contest.
Congratulations to Rhonda J Elfstrand – the winner of our Side Dishes That Steal The Show Recipe Contest!
Rhonda submitted her recipe for the tasty and popular Strawberry Pretzel Salad which turned out to be our favorite!
Here is the winning recipe.
“Mix 2 cups of crushed pretzels, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1/2 cup of melted butter and then press into the bottom of 9×13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and allow the crust to cool completely before making the middle and top layers. Then beat 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar until smooth. Fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip until it is all incorporated. Spread the mixture evenly (beware the loose crumbs of the crust) on the cooled crust. For the top layer sprinkle 6 ounces of stawberry Jello on 2 cups of near boiling water into a large bowl and stir well. Carefully add 10-16 ounces of frozen strawberries and stir until Jello is slightly thickened (the frozen strawberries do a “quick set” of the Jello). Pour the mixture evenly over the middle layer, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed – at least two hours.”
This side dish has always been one of our favorites and we were so thankful that Rhonda shared it with all of us!
For submitting the winning recipe, Rhonda has won the Give Thanks To The Cook personalized apron & matching potholder!
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