Raspberry Pretzel Bars are one of my favorite things on earth. How can you beat a buttery, pretzel-y crust, smothered in a scrumptious cream cheese center, and topped with raspberries and raspberry Jell-O? You really can’t. Plus, it’s red and white, which makes it very appropriate for 4th of July and patriotic festivities!
I’m really sentimental about this recipe. One of my closest friends gave me this recipe, and it’s one that she often brought over (that I begged her to make) to our BBQs and picnics. I miss her like crazy, and I love thinking of her every time I make this.
These are REALLY easy to make, but it’s a process. Each layer needs to be refrigerated before adding the next layer, so you want to think about making this at least a day in advance. You could start it the night before, and do the crust and even the cream cheese layer, then Jello the next day…whatever works with your schedule! The total time is around 5-6 hours of refrigeration (at least that’s what it usually us for me). It’s SO worth it. Each layer is super quick to put together, so it really is just the wait time involved.
This is a perfect summertime dessert!
If haven’t had a whole lot of Jell-O, this is the place to start. ☺