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Pretzel Dessert Recipe
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Pretzel Dessert Recipe

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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
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Pretzel Dessert in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p13

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.

Reviews for Pretzel Dessert(38)

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

Something better than zip-lock bags to crush pretzels, crackers, tortilla chips , etc. ForyearsI have been saving the bags from cereal boxes to crush pretzels, crackers, chips, etc. They are made of nylon and I don't remember every having the sharp edges poke through. You can use a rolling pin and get quick results. This pretzel dessert is a winner.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

The picture shows this dessert in dessert glasses. How would you prepare it to look like that?

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

I have always loved this recipe, however we use Cool Whip

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

We used strawberry pie filling since that was what we had on hand and made it in a trifle bowl...delicious!!! Brought it to a church picnic and every last bit of it was gone! Definitely a keeper!!!

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

@sue311- the easiest way to crush the pretzels is to put them in a zip-lock bag and wack them with a wine bottle. (After a couple glasses of wine, this is kinda fun.) I wasn't sure about the cubed butter, as one other person said- so I got the butter while cold and cut it up in very small bits; by the time it was all mixed up it had softened and mixed in quite well, and the pressing into the pan finished it nicely- no lumps of butter to bite into. This was delicious made as written, and we will be having it often.

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