Recipe courtesy Claudine Colvin.
2 packages strawberry JELL-O
16 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
1 24–ounce package of frozen strawberries
2 sticks butter
3 cups crushed pretzels
1 envelope Dream Whip, prepared according to directions (or substitute 16 ounces Cool Whip)
1 cup sugar
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
In a pot over medium-high heat, boil pineapple juice. Dissolve JELL-O in boiling pineapple juice. Let the mixture cool. Add frozen strawberries. Let congeal slightly. Melt butter, and mix with crushed pretzels. Place in a 9-by-13-inch pan and bake 10 to 15 minutes at 375˚F. Cool. Prepare Dream Whip (or use Cool Whip), and whip in sugar and cream cheese. Spread evenly over cooled pretzels. Spread partially congealed JELL-O evenly over top of Dream Whip mixture. Chill in refrigerator at least one hour.