Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels 
4 1/2 tablespoons white sugar 
3/4 cup butter, melted 
1 cup white sugar 
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin 
2 cups boiling water 
1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 
tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. 
Bake for 10 minutes, or lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely. 

In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped 
topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 

In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in 
frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in 
pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour. 

Serves 8.