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Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Servings: 20
I can describe this dessert in one word: Delicious!!

2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
12 oz. (1 1/2 [8-oz.] pkgs.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (8-serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 qt. (4 cups) strawberries, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180 C). Mix pretzels, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter. Press firmly onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.

2. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. 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 definite impression). Stir in strawberries. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 20 squares to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Makes 20 servings.

Source: Classic
Submitted By: Kezia
Date: January 10, 2006