Strawberry Pretzel Squares

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


  • 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


  1. Crust: Mix crushed pretzels, sugar and butter; press firmly into bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool.
  3. Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth.
  4. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Refrigerate.
  5. Meanwhile, stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
  6. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves a definite impression).
  7. Stir in strawberries. Spoon over cheese layer. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.
  8. Cut into squares.
  9. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired.

Recipe can be halved.

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