This is a new favorite recipe of mine! Deliciously sweet and salty!
1 bag (9 oz.) pretzels (2 cups)
1 - 8oz. package soft cream cheese
1 - 8oz. tub cool whip
1 large package of strawberry jello
2 - 10oz. frozen strawberries (square boxes w/juice)
(I only found 2 16 oz strawberries in sugar boxes and used the whole thing)
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. sugar
Jello: Dissolve jello w/2 cups boiling water. Add frozen strawberries and juice (break up berries if not defrosted). Leave in bowl in fridge to soft set.
Pretzel crust: Mix 2 cups (maybe a little more) pretzels coarsely crushed with 3/4 cup melted butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Spread on 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Let crust cool.
Cream cheese filling: Beat 1 cup sugar into cream cheese. When softened, stir in cool whip and spread on cooled crust.
Pour soft set jello over mixture. Refrigerate until set. Slice into squares with knife and serve.