Pretzel Dessert

Pretzel Dessert

56 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
chris
Recipe by  chris

“This is a festive, crunchy, and fruity dessert. The pretzels in this recipe provide a crust for the filling of gelatin and pineapple.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 10 to 12 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, melted margarine, and 1/4 cup sugar. Press mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, and 1 cup sugar. Pour over pretzel crust.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine boiling water and strawberry-flavored gelatin; bring to a boil. Stir in frozen strawberries. When it begins to thicken, pour over cream cheese filling. Serve.

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Reviews (56)

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LMWELCH
179

LMWELCH

There IS a trick to this recipe! When you spread the cream cheese/Cool Whip layer, you need to "seal off" the pretzel layer. In other words, you need to spread it on carefully and make NO corners or edges are left out where the jello layer can seep in. If your pretzels turned out soggy (mine did the first time i did this recipe), you didn't spread the cream cheese/Cool Whip on properly. When it comes out right (with crunchy pretzels), this recipe is delicious!

producergirl
68

producergirl

YEAH! My family has been using this recipe for years. I lost my copy and was SO happy to find it. One tip -- if you buy the larger container of whipped topping, you can spread that on top of the strawberries for and extra layer. AND if you're feeling even more adventerous slice fresh strawberries on top. NOTES: 1. cut the water back to 1 cup -- the frozen strawberries will add the extra water. Otherwise your gelitan will be too soft. 2. make sure you seal pretzel crust with the cream cheese / whipped topping layer. Otherwise the liquid will seep into the pretzel layer and make it soggy.

gabsmom
51

gabsmom

I make this dessert all the time and everyone always loves it. I do the jello/frozen fruit layer differently however....I pour the package of jello into a bowl and add 1 cup of boiling water to it. Then I use the quick set method on the side of the jello box by adding 1 1/2 cups of ice water to the jello and refridgerate for about 20 minutes then I add the frozen strawberries/raspberries. I wait until the jello is half set before pouring it over the well-sealed cream cheese mixture. I hope this helps some of you - I've never had my pretzel layer get soggy this way.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (11 total)

  • Calories
  • 468 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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