Raspberry jello pretzel salad


Raspberry jello pretzel salad -one of my all time favorite jello salads. The cream cheese mixture and salted pretzel crust mixed with the raspberry jello is the perfect combo!

I know Christmas is over, but this recipe was to yummy not to share! You can make this dessert any day and mix up the fruits. I like to use strawberries too. 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 jello pretzel salad

Raspberry pretzel salad

Yield: 16

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours


Layer 1-

  • 1 1/2 cups of pretzels (crushed)
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (12 TB), melted
  • 3 T sugar

Layer 2-

  • 12 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 (8 oz) container cool whip (softened)
  • 3/4 cups of sugar

Layer 3-

  • 1 pkg Raspberry Jell-O (6 oz box)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries


Pre-heat oven to 400°. Butter a 9x13 pan and set aside. Crush pretzels in a food processor or blender and then stir in melted butter and sugar until combined. Place in greased 9x13 pan and bake at 400 for 10 min. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cool.

In a medium size bowl, cream together the cream cheese with an electric mixer. Mix in sugar and then stir in cool whip. Spread on top of pretzel crust and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until set.

Boil water in a small pan with Jell-O. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Then mix in the frozen raspberries. Pour on top of cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until Jell-O is firm, about 2 hours.

You can use strawberry Jell-O and frozen strawberries to make this a strawberry dessert. Both are delicious!

Raspberry pretzel salad


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cheryl posted on February 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm (#

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

  2. Jenny posted on October 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm (#

    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 posted on November 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm (#

    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. Ashley posted on November 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm (#

    That is somewhat similar to what I make every year for Thanksgiving. This looks just as good.

  5. Carlee posted on November 23, 2011 at 7:05 am (#

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

  6. Barbara posted on December 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm (#

    This salad sounds so cool and refreshing – especially before or after a big Christmas dinner! Thanks for sharing. I love the red burlap wreath with the starfish, too.