One of my favorite books last year was Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It’s a coming of age story that’s great to read in the summer because the beginning so perfectly captures the lazy mood of the season.
If you’ve read the book, you know there’s plenty of ice cream and pop, along with an incredible-sounding dessert I’d never heard of before: strawberry pretzel salad! Apparently this was a big thing back in the day, and I couldn’t wait to try it, especially after reading Epic Reads’ post. I decided to make mine in a combination of mini jars and a smaller baking dish, so we had big slices as well as little portable desserts.
Download the recipe card for Strawberry Pretzel Salad if you’d like to try it! It’s modified slightly from Epic Reads’, though you can find a lot of other recipes and methods out there, too.
It takes a while to wait through the steps, but it’s super easy to make. I haven’t had Cool Whip in ages, so combined with the Jello (plus the nice salty crunch of the pretzels) it made me feel like a little kid again.
It’s the perfect sitting-on-the-porch, farewell to summer treat. Enjoy! And psst–read Cameron Post. It’s out in paperback now…and it’s fantastic.