Pretzel Jell-O Dessert Recipe
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Fresh strawberries and additional whipped topping, optional
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix crushed pretzels, melted butter and sugar; press onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.
- 2. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in whipped topping; spread over crust. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
- 3. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water; refrigerate until partially set. Pour carefully over filling. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 4-6 hours.
- 4. Cut into squares. If desired, serve with strawberries and additional whipped topping. Yield: 12 servings.
1 piece: 401 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Pretzel Jell-O Dessert
"This is one of my favorite summertime salads. My mom and I have been making this for eons. Putting frozen strawberries in the jello is a must."
"Rinty - what is your problem?"
"Same as the old recipe of cherry pretzel dessert featured in Taste Of Home. Copy cat! Don't mind that you changed an older recipe, just that you claim it as yours and it's all that. Faker"
"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!!!!"
"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."
"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!"
"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 !"
"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!"
"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!"
"Add the frozen strawberries and you have the world renowned PRETZIL salad!!Everybody knows this! Cheats!!"
"Too salty for me. But otherwise everything was good. I think I would like graham crackers instead of pretzels."
"I used 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs instead of pretzels. Did not have. I did add strawberries . Turned out great."
"Very tasty! It reminds me of the pretzel crust dessert my mother makes. However, next time I make it I might cut back on the sugar. It was a little too sweet for me. I would probably add more pretzels for a thicker crust. My guests did not seem to mind. It was gone in and instant!"
"So quick and simple! We love this for a great summer treat."
"Dont forget to add strawberries to the jello. Great recipe."
"Great tasting. Really like the saltiness of the pretzel crust. However, DO NOT try to travel anywhere and bring this dessert along. The jello topping will shift and crack and open up the middle layer to melt relatively quickly. I made this mistake trying to bring it to a grill-out."
"I made this a little different. I used a 9 inch pie crust and put the jello, sliced strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch boiled together poured Into the pie crust. I chilled for two hours. Then beat whipped topping with cream cheese with sugar and vanilla extract. I "frosted" the pie with that and then sprinkled the top with crushed pretzels. Yummy. It was a variation of the above recipe and it was fantastic."
"Where do I begin!! The pretzel mixture started out fine,the cream cheese mixture had way to much sugar in it and the jello took 4 ever to partially set up.I used regular jello but after 1 hour I had to add ice cubes to speed up the process.After it was done the pretzel mixture was soggy,cream cheese was too sweet and the jello firmed up too fast and was lumpy looking on top. When I would try to cut a piece, the jello would slide off. What a waste. I spent close to $10 bucks on this recipe for nothing.I read sll the reviews before I started, but still no luck."
"I would use real whipped cream instead of topping and cut the sugar with WheyLow (real sugars but 1/4 the calories) and probably cut it to 3/4 cup; I think the Jello has plenty of sweetness for this"
"I have used sugar free jello and strawberries. I have also served as a congealed salad."
"My Grandmother used to make this and our whole family loves it!!!"