1 1⁄2 cup Pretzels, crushed
5 Tbsp. Sugar + 1 cup Sugar, separated
3⁄4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
2 8 oz. packages Cream Cheese
1 8 oz. container Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
1 6 oz. box Strawberry Jello
2 cups Water, boiling
1 16 oz. package Frozen Strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the pretzels, 5 tablespoons of the separated sugar and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ inch pan. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until set. Put aside to cool completely while preparing the remainder of the recipe.
In a medium bowl, beat the remaining cup of sugar and both packages of cream cheese until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping without over-mixing. Spread the cream mixture over the cooled pretzel crust. Refrigerate until set, about 40 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together the Jello mix and boiling water. Mix in the frozen strawberries, stirring until thawed. Pour this strawberry mix over the set cream cheese mixture in the pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.