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5 from 8 votes

Raspberry Pretzel Salad

Everybody loves this irresistible Raspberry Pretzel Salad recipe with it's salty-sweet combo of crunchy pretzel crust, creamy cool whip and cream cheese filling, and sweet-tart raspberry jello top!  It's a summertime and holiday favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Amy Nash



  • 2 ½ cups pretzels
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter melted


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed


  • 2 (3-ounce) boxes raspberry jello (or one 6-ounce box)
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place pretzels in a large ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. Transfer to a bowl and add sugar and melted butter, stirring to combine. Press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish with the bottom of a measuring cup. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip with a spatula, then spread over the pretzel crust in an even layer, taking care to press all the way to the edges of the pan to create a seal that will prevent the jello layer from seeping through. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • While the middle layer chills in the fridge, microwave the water for 3-5 minutes, until boiling, then stir jello into the hot water until dissolved. Add frozen raspberries and stir.
  • Once the cream cheese layer has chilled and the jello has cooled, gently pour the raspberry jello mixture over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until the jello is completely set, around 2 to 3 hours.
  • Slice into squares and serve.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg