Sunday, April 22, 2012

Berry Dream Salad

You know those recipes that you should just print out little cards and place next to the dish at the pot luck table because you know you will be asked for the recipe about 100 times? I'm sure we all have them! I have a few, some of them I came up with and some are not mine I've just adopted them, and like good little children they make me happy!! I will share some of my favorite recipes on this blog, I went to a lovely missionary farewell today for a darling young man in my family.(For any of you who may not be familiar with this LDS tradition, here's a clue in; when someone is called to serve a full time mission for our church, they will be asked to speak to their congregation before they leave and then traditionally the family and friends of the missionary will meet for a delicious pot luck meal to celebrate.) So I attended a farewell today in which I brought a new creation and it seemed to be a hit so I decided to share it.

Berry Dream Salad:

8 Oz. Cream Cheese
12 Oz. Cool Whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg. frozen strawberries
1 pkg. frozen blueberries
1 pkg. frozen raspberries
1 cup smashed pretzel pieces, (I put pretzels in a big ziploc bag, close and whack 'em with a rolling pin. It's good stress relief too!)
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup white sugar

Beat room temp. cream cheese in mixer until smooth, add sweetened condensed milk until well blended and not chunky, add Cool Whip until smooth, add all berries to this white dreamy concoction. Then work on the pretzel topping. Add melted butter, sugar and smashed pretzels together and stir until incorporated then spread thin onto cookie sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for about 7 min. Remove from oven and stir the pretzels until they separate and create "chunks". They will do this as they cool and you stir. Just before serving the dish add the pretzels to the top of the berry salad and enjoy! I prefer to put this salad into a 9x13 pan so you get the pretzels with each delicious spoonful! I haven't tried this but I'm sure it would be even better with fresh berries!! My momma makes a fruit salad using the pretzel chunks, same recipe for the chunks, will share that recipe sometime also. It's one that I have given out oodles of times!!

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