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I know Christmas is over, but this recipe was to yummy not to share! You can make this dessert any day (or every day) and mix up the fruits. When my mom announced “The salad’s on the table” at our Christmas dinner we definitely were not expecting this type of salad. THIS is my kind of salad!

Raspberries, cream cheese,  cool whip and pretzels. WOW!

This was so delicious! The pretzels added the perfect addition. This is a must try recipe!

Raspberry Pretzel Salad


Raspberry Pretzel Salad!


  • Layer 1-
  • 2 cups of pretzels (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 cubes of butter (12 TB)
  • 3 T sugar
  • Layer 2-
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 8 oz. cool whip (softened)
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • Layer 3-
  • 1 pkg Raspberry Jell-O (Lg box)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 2 packages of frozen raspberries (or mixed berries)


  1. Combine crushed pretzels, butter and sugar. Place in greased 9x13 pan and bake at 400 for 10 min. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Cream together cream cheese, cool whip and sugar. Pour on top of Pretzel crust and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Mix together Jell-O and hot water in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Then mix in the raspberries and cold water. Pour on top of cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until Jell-O is hard.


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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6 Responses to “Raspberry Pretzel Salad!”

  1. Cheryl

    I've had this with strawberry but never raspberry. The salty pretzels and sweet jello make a great combination.

  2. Jenny

    Jamie, I belive grandma metcalf makes that on thanksgiving and christmas, but dont quote me on that :) it is soooooo good. love it

  3. Dawn

    yummy salad, even more delicious looking served on a Spode Christmas Tree plate. I found your blog through Leigh Anne. I’ll be adding this recipe to my holiday menu.

  4. Carlee

    I am making this for THanksgiving… It better be good! LOL, it looks excellent, and your instructions look great! Happy THanksgiving!

  5. Andrea B.

    Hi there! I found this on Pinterest, and am making it for my first Christmas dinner! I want to know though, what size pan should I use, or, how much does this make? Also, do I grease the pan beforehand? Another thing, I am not sure exactly what measurement a “cube” of butter is! Is it a tablespoon? And lastly, in the third layer, I mix the jello with the hot water first, then add cold, is this right? Thanks so much!