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Pretzel Jello Dessert

 Pretzel Jello Dessert
This is one of my mom's favorite desserts. The salty crust tastes so good with the sweet cream cheese filling. —Erin Frakes
12-16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in
  • whipped topping. Spread over pretzel crust. Cover and refrigerate
  • until chilled.
  • 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.

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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.