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Pretzel Dessert

Rated as 3.97 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my mom's favorite desserts. The salty crust tastes so good with the sweet cream cheese filling. --Erin Frakes"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a large mixing 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.

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Most helpful positive review

This is one of my favorite recipes...however, I add fruit to the gelatin. I use frozen strawberry slices. My family's favorite is when I use raspberry jello and frozen mixed berries. Never any...

Most helpful critical review

My Grandmother also has a similar recipe, however, she used either fresh or frozen strawberries in the jello which really makes a difference! It is absolutely delicious that way!

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This is one of my favorite recipes...however, I add fruit to the gelatin. I use frozen strawberry slices. My family's favorite is when I use raspberry jello and frozen mixed berries. Never any...

My Grandmother also has a similar recipe, however, she used either fresh or frozen strawberries in the jello which really makes a difference! It is absolutely delicious that way!

I personally have had this recipe for ages. It came to me from a community cook book. Some differences are instead of making the jello topping with jello alone, they used 1 cup of hot water to m...

amazing dessert.....I read a couple of reviews before I made it, and I ended up using 1 1/2 cups of water instead of 2. It turned out perfect. Sealing the pretzels with the filling definitely ...

This is a great dessert and a definite do-over for my family. Thanks to a previous reviewer, I did substitute the plain jello topping with 1 cup of boiling water, 3oz Cherry Jello mix, and 1 can...

I have been asked for this recipe 3 different times, and I only made it once! The guests at my home loved the salty crust in contrast to the sweet dessert layers. I highly recommend trying this...

My family loves this, but our version is the Paula Deen one. For the topping, we make the jello with the 2 cups of boiling water. It sits aside to cool slightly. To that we add 1 small can of cr...

I liked this version and I didn't have frozen or fresh strawberries and this worked just fine.

this was very salty. My pretzels were at the bottom of the bag that may have somthing to do with it. It seems like i could have potential but not sure if i will try it again.