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Pretzel Jello Dessert Recipe
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Pretzel Jello Dessert Recipe

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This is one of my mom's favorite desserts. The salty crust tastes so good with the sweet cream cheese filling. —Erin Frakes, Moline, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 square) equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in whipped topping. Spread over pretzel crust. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water; chill until partially set. Carefully pour over filling. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or until firm. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Pretzel Dessert in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p244

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 square) equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Pretzel Jello Dessert

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"This is so delicious! I just made it for the second time today and can't wait to serve it at my ladies luncheon tomorrow. The pretzel crust is the best! Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"Add the frozen strawberries and you have the world renowned PRETZIL SALAD!!

Everybody knows this! Cheats!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Too salty for me. But otherwise everything was good. I think I would like graham crackers instead of pretzels."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"I used 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs instead of pretzels. Did not have. I did add strawberries . Turned out great."

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