I didn't get to make this this weekend b/c Colin is sick and so we had to skip our potluck. I wanted to post this recipe anyway. My mom makes it a lot and to me it fit the theme of "Southern Comfort" food.
1 1/2 cup crushed pretzels
3 T. sugar
1/2 stick butter melted
8 oz container cool whip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups very hot water
2 (3 oz) pkg strawberry jello
1 (1 pint) pkg frozen strawberries
Mix together pretzels, 3 T sugar and melted butter. Pat into 13x9 pan. Bake at 350' for 10 minutes.
Mix together cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and cool whip. Spread over cooled crust, being sure to seal edges.
Dissolve jello in hot water. Add frozen strawberries and stir until slightly thickened. Pour on top. Refrigerate