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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: 299 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g 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


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Ohoyo User ID: 8977655 257547
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"SO GOOD. We had this at Thanksgiving. Was a great mix of slightly salty crunch, smooth creaminess and fun wiggly Jello. We added crushed pecans to the base and sliced strawberries on top within the Jello. Big pan. Only 4 pieces left. Dibs!!!!"

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avonlady54555 User ID: 198076 251921
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"This recipe is very east to lighten up. I used fat free cream cheese and sugar free Jello. I didn't cut the butter in half this time but next time I will. Very tasty and good for a diabetic."

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Nancy5252 User ID: 7193424 251819
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"Have been making this for years. Always use the frozen strawberries in the jello, that makes it all so more special! A friend from work made this one time using raspberry jello and the frozen mixed berries. WOW! I make it like this all the time now. One of my favorite desserts!"

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Mesojody User ID: 8565927 234365
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"Had this while in Pittsburgh at a family gathering it was good I got home made it for my family and they LOVED IT ! I poured the jello over it and it ran down in the preztles and set it was still great next time I will let the jello set some before pouring .Will be trying with other flavors too .If you use graham crackers just make a cheese cake the preztles make it unique .This is now apart of our desert menu for life !"

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 229000
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Used 3 c. Pretzels before crushing, 2 T. Sugar, 1 stick butter for crust. 1/2 c. Sugar for filling (cool whip and cream cheese same). Mixed watermelon and strawberry/kiwi jolly rancher brand jellos. Turned out fabulous. Was a Big hit! Note: watch the jello. It sets totally solid too quickly!"

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mywrapstoo User ID: 5633708 228384
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!"

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LadyJustice User ID: 2130105 227796
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

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

Everybody knows this! Cheats!!"

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Sususd User ID: 8273336 222557
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Good"

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toothwarriorprincess User ID: 5187964 139355
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

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

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redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 54441
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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