Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very easy to make dessert that is good for a group. It has the right combination of sweet and salty!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, sugar and margarine.
  2. Set aside 1/2 cup for the topping.
  3. Press the remaining mixture into an ungreased 13x9 pan.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat whipped topping mix, milk, and vanilla at high speed for about 4 minutes or until soft peaks form.
  5. Add cream cheese and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
  6. Spread half of the mixture over the crust.
  7. Top with cherry pie filling and the remaining cream cheese mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with the reserved pretzel mixture.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Most Helpful

This is wonderful!!! Easy to make and it got rave reviews from everyone. I loved the combination of the salty pretzels and the sweetness of the rest of the ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

Merlot December 10, 2002

Hey there, this was a wonderful dessert. I made it for a baby shower and it was a big hit. Very creamy cheesecake-like filling with the delicious cherries. Merlot is right. The salty crust goes well with the sweet creamy filling. Looked beautiful too. Thanks a bunch.

ratherbeswimmin' May 14, 2003

Made this for potluck @ work and still get asked for the recipe. Changed 2 things- I NEVER use margarine (unsalted butter instead), and added just a dash of almond extract to the cherries (I used dark cherries because that's what I had). A hit! Thanks for the memories...

Patrick Bannasch May 31, 2010