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2 c. pretzels, crushed and lumpy
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 sticks margarine
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 pkg. (6 oz.) strawberry or raspberry gelatin
2 c. boiling water or pineapple juice
1 or 2 pkg. (10 oz. ea.) frozen strawberries or raspberries

Combine the pretzels, sugar and margarine and press onto the bottom of a greased (9x13 inch) baking dish. Bake 350° for 6 minutes. Cool. Beat the cheese and sugar til the sugar is dissolved. Add Cool Whip and beat well. Spread over the cooled crust. Mix gelatin, boiling water and frozen berries and let cool slightly. Refrigerate 30-45 minutes til slightly thickened but not gelled. Pour over the cheese mixture and chill til set.
(makes 12 [3 inch square] servings)

Jello Dessert With Pretzel Crust recipe is published in our September, 2001 Menu Minder.