Strawberry Pretzel Squares


A crushed pretzel crust is topped with layers of fluffy cream cheese and strawberry-laced strawberry gelatin in this chilled dessert classic.

Additional Time:
4 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 55 mins
20 servings


  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels

  • ½ cup sugar, divided

  • cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 12 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 pkg. (8 serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin

  • 1 ½ cups cold water

  • 1 quart strawberries, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix pretzels, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 10 min. 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 min. 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.

Healthy Living

Trim 2 grams fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, fat free milk and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.


Prepare as directed, using 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Gelatin.