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Pretzel Jello Dessert Recipe

Pretzel Jello Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.