Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Aunt Gwen's Exotic Pretzel Jell-O

In our family, it wasn't a holiday if my Aunt Gwen forgot the "Exotic Pretzel Jell-O." I've seen a lot of recipes that are similar to this, but none that really compared! Now that our immediate family has expanded, we don't see my aunts an uncles very often (I guess I AM the Aunt :) ). So, I took it upon myself to make the jell-o dessert for Easter. I of course forgot to take a picture of it that day, but luckily I took home leftovers.

*I also made Carl's grandma's Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake, which is always a hit, but for probably the 4th time, I forgot to take a picture. I refuse to post without the photo...so you'll just have to wait until I make it again. Don't worry, I'm sure it won't be long!

*2 Cups coarsely chopped Pretzels
*3/4 Cup melted Butter
*3 Tablespoons Sugar PLUS 1 Cup
*1 - 8 ounce softened Cream Cheese
*1 small carton Cool Whip, thawed
*2 - 6 ounce Raspberry Jell-O
*2 - 10 ounce packages frozen Raspberries
*2 Cups boiling Water

Mix Pretzels, Butter and 3 tablespoons Sugar and press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool completely.

Beat Cream Cheese and 1 cup Sugar until creamy. Add Cool Whip and spread on cooled crust.

Mix together Jell-O and water. Add frozen Raspberries until slightly jelled. Spread on Cream Cheese mixture and refrigerate until set.


  1. I love this salad and it's been years since I've made it. Now you've got me craving it!

  2. I have seen this a few times and never tried it...might have to give it a try sometime soon. I love that it's called "exotic" :)

  3. In my family - these are served like bars. They are so tasty! the salty pretzels really do it. Great to see that this isn't just from my neck of the woods.


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