Preparation time: 2.15 hours
Cooking time: 10
Your basic recipe made upside down to prevent pretzel's from getting soggie.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the pretzels, 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or lightly toasted. To prevent pretzels from being soggy break up crust and store in zip-lock baggie until completely cooled.
In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over jello Refrigerate until set and completely chilled, at least 1 hour. Right before serving sprinkle the pretzel crust over the cool whip mixture.