Recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Squares


    Strawberry Pretzel Squares

    2 cups finely crushed pretzels
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    2/3 cup melted butter or margarine

    Mix crushed pretzels, sugar and butter; press firmly into bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool.

    12 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese , softened
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
    2 cups boiling water
    1 large box JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor
        Gelatin OR 2 small boxes
    1 1/2 cups cold water
    2 pints strawberries , sliced

    Beat cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over crust.  Refrigerate.

    Meanwhile, stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves a definite impression).

    Stir in strawberries. Spoon over cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired.

    NOTE: Recipe can be halved.