Pineapple Pretzel Squares


2 cups finely crushed pretzels
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 (4-serving) packages pineapple gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 cup ice water
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Press mixture into bottom of baking dish. Bake 8 minutes; let cool.
3. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in ice water and pineapple, and chill until slightly thickened.
4. In another large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping and spread evenly over pretzel crust. Spread pineapple mixture over cream cheese layer.
5. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and cut into squares.