As a child of the 60’s and 70’s, Jell-O was a regular part of my life. There was nothing strange about an oddly colored gelatin molded with weird looking fruit, vegetables and even meat in it.
There wasn’t a family , church or funeral gathering that was complete without a molded Jell-O salad. As a child I kind of liked Jell-O, I did not like weird Jell-O salads. Even at that tender age, I knew that it wasn’t quite right.
Bill Cosby himself couldn’t convince me that there was anything good about Jell-O gelatin salads, even if his sweaters often matched a Jell-O salad mold. Now Jell-O pudding….that’s an entirely different story.
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
- 1 large box (6 ounces), strawberry Jell-O
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup Bing cherries
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
- 1 8 oz. container whipped topping (like cool whip)
- 1 cup powdered sugar