Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Raspberry Pretzel Salad {Totally Tasty Tuesdays}

I really don't know why Jello stuff like this is called a salad, but alas, there we are. It's more of a dessert in my book. I love love love this treat. You can make it with strawberry or blueberry jello and berries as well. Oh I need to make the blueberry version. That is my favorite fruit. The first time I ever ate this was at a family party on my husband's side. Changed my life. Well, maybe not, but it sure enhanced it. This never has leftovers when it is served at a potluck dinner. The salty-ness of the pretzels goes perfectly with the rest of the "salad".

2 1/2 C pretzels, crushed
3/4 C butter, melted
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1  8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 C sugar
1  8 oz container cool whip
1  6 oz package raspberry jello
2 C boiling water
3 C frozen raspberries

Mix together the pretzels, brown sugar, and melted butter. Press into a 9x13 dish.
Bake at 400 degrees 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
Beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. About 4 minutes. Add the cool whip and mix another minute. 
Heat the water in the microwave until boiling. Stir in the Jello until dissolved. Put in the fridge and let it get a thick. Add the berries and let it set some more, but not completely. 
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Top with the Jello. Cover and chill about 3-4 hours until set.

I linked this to Foodie Friday, Frugal Girls


  1. Hi Mandy,
    Thanks a lot for hosting.I shared my Camaron Rebosado and Sweet Sour Pork.

  2. I just printed that off to use at Thanksgiving. I cannot wait. It looks fantastic.

  3. Mandy - I linked up my special egg salad - thanks for being such a great hostess. Raspberry pretzel salad is a very favorite of mine too - your pictures are fantastic!

  4. I saw this recipe on another blog and wondered why it was called a "salad"! I like the addition of brown sugar to your recipe. I have printed it and hope to make it soon!

    *I have checked your blog regularly for months now.... first time leaving a comment... You have some great recipes and a super cute blog. :)

  5. I love pretzel salad.
    I was brave one and made a Lemon version of this salad using Cook & Serve Lemon Pie filling...It Rocked!

    I just linked up my 30 Minute Roll's.

    Thanks for hosting! :)


  6. Oh my gosh! What an adorable blog! Thanks so much for the invitation to link up. I'm a new follower and I grabbed your button for my blog. Thanks! LOVE!

  7. I used to make this but haven't made it in so long. Oh my! Now I have to make this NOW!!!

  8. I never even heard of this before. Where have I been? This looks awesome, I am so making this!

  9. I just linked up my favorite Baklava Shortbreads, but I feel like such a ding dong, for name I put my actual name. Hello??? Mandy is there any way of changing it?

  10. I got you covered, Angela! Thanks for all the links everyone! It all looks delish :)

  11. Everything looks so yummy. I can't wait to try the peanut butter brownies. My friend and I are having a rainy day baking day and trying those. Can't wait.

  12. i'm glad I found your blog, it's great!! I just linked up! I have a link party on sundays i'd love it if you came and shared a recipe!


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