¾ cup of butter, softened
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 ½ cups of crushed pretzels
1 (6 oz.) package of strawberry flavored gelatin
2 cups of boiling water
3 cups of strawberries, chilled
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
1 cup of white sugar
1 (8 oz.) container of frozen whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cream butter or margarine with the brown sugar. Mix in the pretzels and pat mixture into the bottom of one 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake for ten to twelve minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water and stir in the strawberries. Chill until partially thickened.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and white sugar together until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Spread mixture over the top of the cooled crust, making sure to seal the edges. Chill, then pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese layer. Chill until firm.

Recipe courtesy of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Nana.