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Berry Pretzel Dessert
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Refrigerate
4 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
 

This stuff is so good.Crunchy, buttery salted crust. Creamy, smooth filling. Tart and  sweet berry topping.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry pretzel dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pretzels can use gluten free
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 oz raspberry jello
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • about 12 oz frozen or fresh Berries fresh is best
  • 6 oz can of pineapple juice
Instructions
Pretzel Crust
  1. Crush pretzels and place pretzels in a 8x8 or 9x13 pan pour over butter and mix,

  2. Press flat. Bake 400 for 10 minutes. Let cool completely before layering.
Cream Cheese Layer
  1. Mix room temp cream cheese, cool whip and sugar till smooth and fluffy. If the mixture is really cold and stiff it will be harder to layer.
  2. When pretzels are cooled layer on cream cheese mixture. Spread and seal cream cheese all the way to the edges so jello won't seep down.
Jello Layer
  1. Make jello with boiling water, stir two minutes, add raspberries and whole can of pineapple juice. Pour on top of cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for a few hours- till jello is set.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

CAN I USE FROZEN RASPBERRIES

Yes! You can use frozen raspberries or thawed raspberries. 

CAN I USE OTHER FRUITS? 

YES! Try using 

  • berries
  • mandrain oranges
  • instead of just pineapple juice use crushed pineapple with juice
  • CAN I USE WHIP CREAM INSTEAD OF COOL WHIP

    Yes, I have substituted the cool whip for whipped cream. The difference will not be much in taste but more that the whipped cream does not keep the middle layer firm. So when you scoop it out it might be a little sloppy, but it will still taste delicious. No one will care it will be so good. 

    MOST IMPORTANT TIP!! 

    WHEN YOU ARE SPREADING YOUR CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE MAKE SURE IT GOES TO ALL THE EDGES AND SEALS THEM. This will keep the jello from seeping down into the pretzels. 

    DO NOT USE parchment paper like I did. This did not allow the cream cheese to seal and the jello went to the bottom. I still ate it and it was good but not quite what it is suppose to be.

Nutrition Facts
Berry Pretzel Dessert
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 477mg21%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 523IU10%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.