• Cooking Time: 10mins
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 15mins


One of the recipes from my friend Dana Renner


  • 2 cups crushed thin pretzel sticks (As for the pretzels, select thin pretzel sticks. A 9-ounce package is plenty for the pie shell.
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks or 12 Tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (6 oz) strawberry flavor gelatin
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping (Dream Whip work well and are not quite as rich and heavy)
  • 2 heaping cups sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Finely crush pretzels with a rolling pin or food processor. Combine crushed pretzels with 3 tablespoons sugar and butter. With a spatula, press pretzel mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan to form a crust.
  • Bake 6 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • Pour 2 cups boiling water over strawberry gelatin.
  • Stir until melted and let cool to room temp.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and whipped topping until combined.
  • Spread evenly over cooled crust.
  • Add strawberries to cooled gelatin and let thicken slightly. Spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Cut into squares to serve.

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