Pretzel Dessert


This is a festive, crunchy, and fruity dessert. The pretzels in this recipe provide a crust for the filling of gelatin and pineapple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 to 12 servings


  • ½ (15 ounce) package pretzels, crushed

  • 1 cup margarine, melted

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, thawed

  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O®


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, melted margarine, and 1/4 cup sugar. Press mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, and 1 cup sugar. Pour over pretzel crust.

  5. In a large saucepan, combine boiling water and strawberry-flavored gelatin; bring to a boil. Stir in frozen strawberries. When it begins to thicken, pour over cream cheese filling. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
29g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 11
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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