Slice of blueberry banana pretzel dessert on a blue plate with a fork.

Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert #SummerDessertWeek

When you want to make something familiar…but with a twist, then this Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert is just the ticket!

This fresh and fabulous blueberry banana pretzel dessert looks as cool and refreshing as it tastes!

I was looking to update a classic when I developed this recipe for Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert.

This easy to make fruit, cream cheese, and pretzel bar treat is my riff on the strawberry pretzel dessert that everyone loves. But, this one has a cool new look, and glorious blue color. It looks like a summer day at the beach!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list for making blueberry banana pretzel dessert;

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Can this dessert be frozen?

No! But it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days if covered well.

How long can this blueberry banana pretzel dessert sit outside during the summer?

This can sit out for approximately 60 minutes depending on how hot it is outside. After that amount of time, it’s wise to refrigerate it again so it firms up.

If the temperatures exceed 90-degrees, don’t let it sit out for longer than 30 minutes without refrigerating.

Do I have to add bananas to this dessert?

No! By all means, leave them out if you’re not a fan. OR double them if you go ape for bananas. Your dessert. Your call.

What is the best way to make pretzel crumbs for the crust?

  • You can pulse the pretzels in a food processor.
  • You can smash them in a zip-top bag.
  • You can roll over them with your car.
  • Just seeing if you’re paying attention. LOL
Closeup photo of a pretzel crusted blue gelatin dessert with bananas and blueberries.
The flavors and textures of this summertime dessert is like a party for your mouth!

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Title text image of blueberry banana pretzel dessert with blue gelatin, bananas and blueberries.

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert

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Yield: 12 servings

Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert

Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert

When you want to make something familiar...but with a twist, then this Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert is just the ticket!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE GELATIN:
  • 1 box (6 ounces) blue gelatin, made according to package directions. Chill.
  • FOR THE PRETZEL CRUST:
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • FOR THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • 12 ounces (1 and 1/2 blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • ADDITIONAL GELATIN ADD-INS
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced

Instructions

PREPARE THE GELATIN AND CHILL FOR 30 MINUTES.

TO MAKE THE PRETZEL CRUST:

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the pretzel crumbs, melted butter and sugar.
  3. Press the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

TO MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:

  1. In a large bowl, blend together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, milk, vanilla, lemon zest and whipped topping.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cooled pretzel crust.

TO COMPLETE THE GELATIN LAYER:

  1. Stir the blueberries and sliced bananas into the set gelatin and spoon the mixture evenly over the cream cheese layer in the 9 x 13 dish.
  2. Return the dessert back to the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 363 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 14g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 58mg Sodium 414mg Carbohydrates 31g Fiber 2g Sugar 18g Protein 11g
The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Blueberry Banana Pretzel Dessert as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

With a name like blueberry banana pretzel dessert, you know it has to be good!
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2 Comments

  1. Kris Reinhard

    I made the blueberry pretzel dessert, it was really good. I kept the pretzels in bigger chunks and subbed some graham cracker crumbs for them in the crust to help hold it together. Also chopped the bananas instead of sliced. All that kind of made things a little more chunky and messy, but its dessert, it’s funner that way.

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