~ Cherry, Cherry Cream Dessert ~ No Bake

Cassie *


I took an old recipe of my Grams and updated it. She made this dessert a lot for holiday get togethers.
I doubled the cherries and doubled the cool whip, by adding an extra layer to the top. Everyone loved my changes.
The tartness of the cherries is perfect with the sweet crust.

This is a wonderful dessert for patriotic holidays.

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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 - 8 oz
softened cream cheese
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1- 16 oz
cool whip, thawed - divided
2 c
crushed pretzels
3/4 c
melted butter
3/4 c
1/2 c
chopped walnuts - optional
2 - 21 oz
cans, cherry pie filling

How to Make ~ Cherry, Cherry Cream Dessert ~ No Bake


  • 1In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt butter in 30 second increments until melted. To this stir in the granulated sugar and 1 1/2 cups of pretzels. ( walnuts if using ) Set 1/2 cup of the crushed pretzels aside.
    Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish.
  • 2In another bowl, whip together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until creamy. Fold in 8 ounces of cool whip, until well combined.
    Spread this mixture over the pretzel crust.

    Spread both cans of cherries evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • 3Top with remaining cool whip and sprinkle with remaining pretzels.

    Cover and chill for at least 24 hours. Cut and enjoy!

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About ~ Cherry, Cherry Cream Dessert ~ No Bake

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy