Strawberry Pretzel Squares

2 c. finely crushed pretzels
1/2 c. sugar, divided
2/3 c. butter or margarine, melted
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 c. thawed whipped topping
2 c. boiling water
1 (6 oz.) pkg. strawberry flavor gelatin
1 1/2 c. cold water
4 c. fresh strawberries, sliced

Mix pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13-inch x 9-inch pan. Bake in 350° oven for 10 minutes; cool. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk until blended. Stir in whipped topping; spread over crust. Refrigerate. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir two minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir berries into gelatin; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate three hours or until firm. Makes 20 servings.

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