Black Cherry Layered Pretzel Dessert

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 9 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cola-flavored carbonated beverage (12 oz. can)

1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels

2 tbsps. sugar

6 tbsps. butter, melted

2 (3 oz.) pkgs. black cherry flavored gelatin

1 (11.75 oz.) jar Smucker's® Black Cherry Flavored Topping

2 1/4 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 375 degrees 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.