October 9, 2011

Pretzel Dessert

This is one of my favorite "old fashioned" dessert recipes from my childhood. My mom and grandma used to make this all the time, and I would request it for my birthday in lieu of cake. It's very simple to make, and it is a great "take along" dessert for a potluck.

Pretzel Dessert

1 1/2 sticks butter
3 tbsp. sugar
8 oz. chopped pretzels
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
2 pkgs. Dream Whip, prepared
Cherry pie filling

(NOTE: The Dream Whip will require vanilla extract and low-fat or fat-free milk, according to package directions.)

Melt 1 1/2 sticks butter; add sugar. Pour over pretzels in 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool. Blend cream cheese with 1 cup sugar. Whip Dream Whip according to package directions; add to cheese mixture. Spread cherry pie filling over pretzels. Cover with cream cheese mixture. Top with whole pretzels in a decorative pattern. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

The Result:
Simple. Classic. Delicious. I heart pretzel dessert!

1 comment:

Claire said...

Just don't taint the top by having some fall off the serving spoon. ;) This was so good! After you left I was wishing I'd kept some of it so I could have more.