Learn how to recreate this retro strawberry pretzel dessert, updated with sliced fresh strawberries artfully suspended in gelatin. Serve in wedge portions and enjoy this simple-to-make dessert at girlfriend get-togethers and parties!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare springform pan with vegetable pan spray.
In large bowl, stir together pretzel crumbs, butter and 5 tablespoons sugar. Press mixture in an even layer on bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely in pan on cooling grid.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl. Beat in whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Spread in an even layer on pretzel layer. Refrigerate while preparing strawberry layer.
In large bowl, prepare strawberry gelatin mix according to speed set package directions. Stir strawberry slices into slightly thickened gelatin. Carefully pour over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours, or until ready to serve.