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Raspberry Pretzel Salad

This Raspberry Pretzel Salad is a layered dessert with a base of crushed pretzels and two layers of cream cheese filling and raspberry jello.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Pretzel Salad
Servings: 12 squares
Author: Jill

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 cups pretzels crushed
  • ½ cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 3 Tbsp sugar granulated

For the filling:

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 8 oz container whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup sugar granulated

For the topping:

  • 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 6 oz package raspberry jello
  • 2 cups water boiling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and granulated sugar.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow the pretzel crust to fully cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth with an electric mixer.
  • Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture until just combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled pretzel crust and place the baking dish into the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill and set. (This step is important to prevent the jello layer from dripping down into the pretzel crust).
  • Prepare the raspberry jello topping. Mix together the boiling water with the raspberry jello until dissolved. Allow to fully cool.
  • Place the raspberries over the top of the chilled cream cheese layer and pour the cooled jello mix over the raspberries. Return to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2-4 hours or overnight until the jello is fully set and firm.
  • Slice and serve with a dollop of whipped cream, enjoy!

Notes

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
Experiment with different fruit and jello combinations such as blueberries and blue Raz jello or fresh sliced cherries with cherry jello.