Strawberry Pecan Salad

Monday, August 22, 2016
 There is a strawberry jello salad I love to make.  It does involved three different levels of ingredients and some very careful transferring levels so the layers don't mix together.  I recently saw the recipe at the Gunny Sack for this dessert salad and it sounded very similar...and oh my goodness was it ever delicious.  I think I'd make a lot of friends if I brought this to a potluck....but....I have enough friends, so I kept this gal for myself and a few people that accidentally gained access to my house.  You could add any fruit (pineapple?) you want, but....strawberries are my favorite with salty pretzels.
Strawberry Pecan Salad
Ingredients: 1 c pretzels (crushed), 1/2 c. pecans (chopped), 3/4 c. brown sugar, 3/4 c butter (melted), 2 c strawberries (diced), 8 oz cream cheese (softened), 1/2 c. sugar, 1 t. vanilla, 8 oz whipped cream
1.  Mix pretzels, pecans, brown sugar, and butter.  Spread and press down into a large baking sheet with sides.  Bake at 400 for 7 minutes.  Cool, and break into small pieces.
2.  Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.  Fold in the whipped cream.  
3.  Add the strawberries and pretzel chunks.  Keep chilled.  

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