Reindeer Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Fun to make with the kids or grand kids and even more better to eat!
Dish type
Ready in
3 hr. 50 min.


  • 1 pkg. (12oz) frozen cherries, thawed, juice reserved and divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg (3 oz) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 pkg. (8oz.) PHILIDELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed and divided
  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. ea) mini graham cracker pie crusts (12 crusts)
  • 24 miniture pretzel twists
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • 24 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips


Prep Time
30 minutes
Ready in
3 hr. 50 min.
  1. Add enough water to reserved cherry juice to measure 1/2 cup; pour into medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup sugar, dry gelatin mix and cornstarch; mix well. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir 2 min. Cool 20 min.
  2. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in 1/4 cup COOL WHIP; spread onto bottoms of pie crusts. Top with sweet cherries and gelatin glaze. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, use fork to dip pretzels, 1 at a time, into chocolate; holding pretzel over bowl, gently shake off excess chocolate. Place pretzels on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 min. or until ready to use.
  4. Decorate tops of tarts with pretzels and remaining ingredients to resemble reindeer as shown in photo.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
Per Serving
Calories 300, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 240mg, Carbohydrate 44g, Protein 3g
Serving Size12
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat7g
Vitamin A6%