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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, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • 1. In a large bowl, toss 1-1/2 cups pretzels with sugar and melted butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  • 3. Spread half of the mixture over pretzel layer. Top with pie filling; spread with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining pretzels. Refrigerate, covered, overnight before serving. Yield: 16 servings.