Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Strawberry Margarita Squares

This is Sweet, Salty and Tangy.....Crunchy and Smooth, a little something for all your senses...As Lainie would say, "It's a party in your mouth!"

Strawberry Margarita Squares

Preheat oven to 350F

2 Cups Crushed Pretzels
3/4 Cup Melted Butter

3 (8 oz) Packages Cream Cheese, softened
1 Cup Thawed, Frozen Margarita Mix Concentate
                          (or Frozen Limeade Concentrate)
2 (8oz) Tubs Cool Whip, divided
1 (3oz) Package Strawberry Jello
1/2 Cup boiling Water
1 (16oz) package Frozen Sliced Strawberries in Syrup

Crush Pretzels in a plastic baggie, place in a bowl.  Add Sugar and melted butter, stir and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Mixture:
Beat Cream Cheese and Margarita Mix until well blended.  Fold in 3 cups Cool Whip.  Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.  Refrigerate while making Strawberry Mixture.

Strawberry Mixture:
Place Jello powder in a large bowl.  Stir in boiling water; stir until completely dissolved.  Add Frozen Strawberries and stir until strawberries separate and gelatin thickens.  Whisk in 3 cups of Cool Whip.  Pour over Cream Cheese Mixture, cover completely.
Refrigerate for 3 hours to set.
Crush Pretzels
Pressed into Pan

Cream Cheese Layer
Strawberry Layer

Let set up in Refrigerator for 3 hours

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