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Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Save both time and money with a big batch of this sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy treat. Any dessert that is left over is super the next day, too. —Rita Winterberger, Huson, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, sugar and butter; set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the whipped topping mix, milk and vanilla on high speed 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Add cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth.
  • 3. Spread half over crust. Top with pie filling and remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with reserved pretzel mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 301 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.