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Walking Jello Pretzel Salad

If you are looking for a fun and unique dessert idea, this Walking Jello Pretzel Salad is sure to hit the sweet spot. It’s the perfect on-the-go dessert and is easy to make for a crowd.

Walking Jello Pretzel Salads in large casserole dish

Walking Desserts Are Unique Treats

If you’ve ever tried walking tacos, the idea is the same for a walking dessert.

Walking desserts are an easy to make no bake dessert that are made to be served individually.

You can make these for a large crowd, assemble them in a large casserole dish and serve them up at a dessert bar at your next party. You can even take all of these ingredients with you and take them camping!

This is a great dessert to make with the entire family and you can change up the ingredients, colors and flavors to customize this dessert to your liking. Plus, they are easy to clean up since you can just toss it into the garbage when finished!

Want more walking dessert recipes? Try our Dirt Cake Walking Desserts.

spoon of Walking Jello Pretzel Salad

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – It’s as simple as throwing some ingredients inside of an mini pretzels bag and mixing it up.
  • It is tasty – If you love pretzels, cheesecake and Jello, this is right up your alley.
  • It is inexpensive to make – You can purchase all of the items in bulk making it inexpensive to make for a crowd.
  • The kids will love it– What kid doesn’t like a sweet treat? Kids will love helping make these and will love eating them even more!
up close of Walking Jello Pretzel Salad in casserole dish

What You Need to Make Walking Pretzel Salads

  • Mini Pretzel Bags – I used the 100 calorie packs I found at Dollar Tree they are great for individual bags of pretzels
  • Jello – For this recipe we used red and blue but you can use any color and flavor you’d like. I like the taste of the strawberry jello and blue raspberry jello together.
  • Cheesecake Filling – Can also use a cheesecake pudding. I like the Philadelphia Cheesecake No Bake Filling.
  • Reddi Wip – You can also use Cool Whip if you prefer
  • Sprinkles – We used patriotic sprinkles but you can use any sprinkles you’d like

You will also need disposable spoons, scissors and a piping bag with a tip.

Walking Jello Pretzel Salad ingredients on table

Helpful Tips

  • I do not suggest storing these once assembled. They do not keep, they turn into a mushy mess. Keep the ingredients separated until ready to serve.
  • I felt the cheesecake filling tasted very similar to the traditional creamy layer in pretzel salads. However, if you don’t want to use the cheesecake filling, vanilla pudding cups are a nice replacement.
  • Salted or unsalted pretzels are totally up to your preferences. I prefer unsalted and my husband prefers salted, so choose what you prefer.
  • You can just use a spoon to dollop everything in. Measuring everything perfectly isn’t necessary.
  • I like to use a frosting bag for less mess and utensils needed. If I’m camping or something, I’ll simply package it in the frosting bag, and put it in a sealed tupperware, before throwing it in the cooler. Simply remove and snip the tip to apply. I’ve done this with whipped cream before as well, if I didn’t have a can of Reddi Wip on hand.
  • Do not try to crush the pretzels with the bags sealed. This will cause the bag to pop and then it’s just a mess.
  • You can add in fresh berries such as fresh strawberries and blueberries if you’d like.
collage showing how to make walking jello pretzel salads

Walking Jello Pretzel Salad

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How to make Walking Jello Pretzel Salads for a fun and unique dessert on-the-go
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10


  • Disposable Spoons
  • Frosting or Piping Bag with Tip


  • 10 packs Individual Mini Pretzel Packs 9.2 ounces each bag
  • 1 ¼ Cups Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 Red Jello Cups
  • 2 Blue Jello Cups
  • Reddi Wip or Whipped Topping
  • Patriotic Sprinkles


  • Using a pair of scissors, cut the top off each pretzel bag off. I will snip about an inch off and then remove more later on, if desired.
  • Hold the open portion of the bag mostly closed and use the other hand to crush the pretzels inside the bag. You don’t want to crush them to dust, just break them into smaller pieces.
  • Dollop about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake filling into each bag. You can use a frosting bag to do this or just dollop it in with a spoon.
  • Without removing the jello from the cups, use a spoon to break up the jello so it’s in smaller chunks. Place 1 tablespoon of blue jello into each pretzel bag and then 1 tablespoon of red jello into each bag.
  • Cut the tops of the bags shorter at this point, if desired.
  • Top with as much whipped cream as you prefer.
  • Garnish with a dash of patriotic sprinkles and enjoy!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword walking desserts, walking pretzel salad, walking tacos
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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