Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

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Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

A serving of raspberry pretzel jello salad. You can see the pretzel layer on the bottom, with a white creamy layer on top of the pretzels and the red raspberry jello layer on top. There is another serving in the background and a spoon is near the plate.

Some things just belong together…like raspberries and summertime or raspberry pretzel jello salad and your next BBQ! Three layers of jello salad joy.

Now I don’t know if this is a salad or a dessert, but it is so delicious that it doesn’t matter! It has a sweet and salty pretzel crust layer, a sweet cream cheese filling layer and a fruity tart jello layer on top.

I’m realizing people have a bigger opinion on berries than I ever knew. Are you a lover of raspberries and hater of blueberries? 

If you had to pick would you go strawberry or raspberry?

Our strawberry pretzel jello salad brought up so many requests for one vs the other and since I happen to love both, I tend to pull for team strawberry, but I really had no choice but to create a raspberry pretzel jello version. I mean, it’s all in the name of research, am I right? 😉

Plus it tastes like cheesecake but you serve it as a side dish. Who in the world is the genius that brought this first to Thanksgiving dinner?

Ingredients Needed for Raspberry Pretzel Salad

Here is your grocery list for each of the three layers of this salad:

Pretzel Layer

  • Pretzels: any brand or shape of pretzel will work great since they crushed into small pieces
  • Butter: helps bind the crust together and adds rich yummy flavor
  • Brown Sugar: adds flavor and sweetness
  • Sugar: adds more sweetness

Cream Layer

  • Sugar: adds sweetness to the creamy layer
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is softened to room temperature so it doesn’t get lumpy
  • Cool Whip: adds sweetness, structure and creaminess to the cream layer

Jello Layer

  • Raspberry Jello: you will follow the instructions on the Jello box to make this layer
  • Water: used to make the Jello
  • Raspberries: fresh or frozen can be used and will work great

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

How to Make Raspberry Pretzel Salad

The steps for making this recipe are simple. Here they are broken down by layer:

Pretzel Layer

  • Preheat oven.
  • Combine all the ingredients well.
  • Press into baking dish.
  • Bake and let cool completely.

Cream Layer

  • Beat the sugar and cream cheese together.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Spread over cooled pretzel layer.

Jello Layer

  • Mix the jello powder and boiling water until the powder is dissolved.
  • Stir in the rasp

Kara’s Christmas Cranberry Jell-o

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Kara’s Christmas Cranberry Jell-o

Simple cherry jell-o full of fresh cranberries, apples and bananas makes for the best Christmas side dish on the dinner table!

Two years ago we had our cute friends over and Kara brought jell-o. Whhhhaaaaaa? When is the last time that someone brought jell-o to dinner? I was OBSESSED with it growing up, like it was one of my favorite things, but now I’m so old and it’s so sugary so I kinda ditched it, but I AM BACK!!! 

I’m so in!!

a photo of a white ceramic pie dish full of cranberry jell-o with fresh cranberries scattered around the dish.

Kara’s Christmas Jell-o is one of those unexpected surprises. It’s so flavorful, the color is so bright and cheery and my goodness, it hits every good thing about life. I cannot get enough of it and I wouldn’t even share it except based on the love you all have for our raspberry pretzel jello, lemon pudding orange jello and our lemon jello cake, I’m gonna guess you all are fans of those killer jello recipes too. 

Kara is the friend that always remembers me. I don’t know how else to say it, she just is. She’s the one that pops by when I’m totally not expecting it. She’s the one that invites us over, asks about our kids and just loves us. 

And we love her, and her jell-o. Pretty sure you’re going to love it too.

Ingredients for Christmas Jell-o

You only need 5 ingredients to make this bright and festive Christmas side dish! Here is your shopping list:

  • Cherry Jello
  • Sugar
  • Cranberries
  • Apple
  • Banana

The measurements for each can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Jello Popcorn

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Jello Popcorn

Jello in popcorn? You only need 4 simple ingredients for this fun snack! Jello popcorn is our family’s latest obsession and you can use any flavor Jello you like best!

I was totally and completely obsessed with Jello growing up and this would have been one more amazing way for me to enjoy it but the truth is, I just learned about it a few months ago. Our neighbors, Rod and Tawya, totally hooked us up with a batch one weekend and I’ve been utterly obsessed ever since. 

a photo of a red jello popcorn ball being pulled apart by someone's hands

I honestly can’t even explain this treat to you. It’s better than caramel popcorn IMHO, and it’s also easier than caramel popcorn so it’s a huge win at our house. The kids love how bright and gooey it is and it has started all sorts of kid conversations about what else we should take from classic to new and wild.

So far Claire has requested Muddy Buddies Rice Krispies Treats. 

Thoughts? Should we try it out?

Ingredients for Jello Popcorn

I mentioned that you only need 4 ingredients for this recipe. So simple! Here they are:

  • Jello (3oz)
  • Butter (unsalted)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Popcorn

Do you have them in the pantry already?? I’ve started to just buy mini mallows every time I grocery shop. The measurements for each can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

a photo of a serving bowl full of bright red jello popcorn balls.