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Recipe: Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

Today I am sharing my mom’s delicious recipe for Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad. The combination of the fruity raspberry with the salty pretzel makes for one amazing dessert! This is something my mom makes every Thanksgiving and Easter and it is always the highlight of everyone’s meal. I recently took a chance at making it myself and decided that you don’t need a special occasion to make this awesome dessert salad!


There are three different layers in this salad:  pretzel layer, the filling, and the jello. I will split the ingredients and directions for each of these three layers separately so it’s easier to understand.

Ingredients for the pretzel layer-

1 and 3/4 cup crushed pretzels

3 tbs of sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

Ingredients for the filling-

8 oz Cool Whip

8 oz cream cheese

1 cup sugar

Ingredients for the jello-

6 oz package of raspberry Jello

12 oz bag of frozen raspberries

2 and a half cups of boiling water


crushed pretzels

Start by crushing all of your pretzels in a big mixing bowl.

adding butter to pretzels

Pour in your melted butter.

adding sugar to crushed pretzels

Add the sugar.

crushed pretzels

Stir everything together until it is well mixed.

pretzel crust in pan

Put the pretzel bottom layer in a pan. I used a 13x9x2 size baking pan. Make sure everything is spread evenly across the bottom.

pretzel crust in pan

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.

homemade whipped cream

While the pretzel layer is in the oven, you can start working on making the filling. All you need to do is mix the sugar, cream cheese, and completely thawed Cool Whip in a bowl. Make sure that you let your Cool Whip thaw all the way in the fridge before you use it.

whipped cream on pretzel crust

Once the pretzel bottom is done, add the filling on top.

whipped cream in a pan

Completely cover the pretzel layer with the delicious filling.

making jello on the stove

Next make the Jello. Add your raspberry jello packet to the boiling water. Stir for 2-3 minute and the Jello is completely dissolved in the water.

frozen fruit in a pot

Stir in your bag of frozen raspberries.

jello and fruit

Let the raspberries soak in the hot water and jello until they are melty.

adding jello to whipped cream

Once the jello is FIRM but NOT all the way set, pour it on top of the other two layers. Store it in the fridge until the jello is completely set.

close up of jello salad in pan

Boom, you’re done! Take it out of the fridge, and cut yourself a piece to enjoy!

pretzel jello salad on blue plate

This stuff is delicious and I promise your kids are going to love it just as much as you are!

Recipe: Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

A delicious recipe for homemade raspberry pretzel jello salad
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 16 servings


  • For pretzel layer-
  • Crushed pretzels
  • Sugar
  • Melted butter
  • For jello-
  • 1 package of raspberry jello
  • 2 and a half cups boiling water
  • 1 package of frozen raspberries
  • For filling-
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz thawed cool whip
  • 1 cup of sugar


  • For pretzel layer-
  • Crush the pretzels and add everything else.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • For filling-
  • Mix everything together. Make sure cool whip is thawed.
  • Layer on top of the pretzel base.
  • For jello-
  • Mix jello into the boiling water.
  • Pour in frozen raspberries and let them set in the hot water until they are melty.
  • Let the jello mix sit until it is firm but NOT all the way set.
  • Pour it on top of the other two layers.
  • Refrigerate everything until it is all set, then enjoy!

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