Black Cherry Layered Pretzel Dessert

Recipe by Smuckersreg
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 9-12


  • 1 12
    cups cola-flavored carbonated beverage (12 oz. can)
  • 1 14
    cups crushed pretzels
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 6
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2
    (3 ounce) packages black cherry gelatin
  • 1
    (11 3/4 ounce) jar Smucker's® Black Cherry Flavored Topping
  • 2 14
    cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided


  • HEAT oven to 375°F Pour cola in microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while preparing crust. Combine crushed pretzels, sugar and butter until moistened. Press evenly in 8x8-inch baking pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool completely.
  • MICROWAVE cola on HIGH 2 minutes or until boiling. Pour over gelatin in medium bowl. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes until gelatin is dissolved and foam disappears. Stir in black cherry topping. Chill 10 to 15 minutes or until just slightly thickened.
  • MEASURE 1 1/4 cups whipped topping in small bowl. Add 1/2 cup gelatin mixture, stirring until evenly blended. Spread over cooled pretzel crust. Chill 10 minutes. Spoon remaining gelatin mixture over whipped topping layer. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Top with remaining 1 cup whipped topping.