Orange Cranberry Pretzel Jello Dessert
Author: Nikki
This Orange Cranberry Pretzel Jello Dessert is a delicious and gorgeous holiday treat! It is tart, sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy and crisp. With so many wonderful flavors and textures, it will be the hit of any party!
  • 1 (6 oz) box Orange Jello, dry
  • 2¼ cups boiling water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups cranberries
Pretzel Crust
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
Cream Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cool whip, thawed to room temperature
  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring 2¼ cups of water, 1 Tablespoon sugar, and 3 cups cranberries to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from stove and add jello. Stir until Jello is dissolved. Allow jello to cool to room temperature.
Pretzel Crust
  1. Combine melted butter and sugar. Stir in the crushed pretzels. Press evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Cream Filling
  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth. Next, stir in Cool Whip.
  2. Spread over pretzel crust. Make sure to get the cream mixture tight against the edges of the pan to prevent the jello mixture from seeping through.
  3. Pour cooled jello over cream layer and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
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