Enjoy the Sweet & Salty Layers of this Keto Raspberry Jello Dessert

Raspberry Pecan Jello Dessert

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 40 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Ingredients

Jello layer:

  • 2 (.3 oz) boxes sugar-free raspberry Jello
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 12 oz. fresh raspberries (about 2 1/2 - 3 cups)

Pecan Layer:

Whipped Layer:

Directions

1

For the Jello layer:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the Jello mix and boiling water until the granules are fully dissolved. Stir in the raspberries. Use a wooden spoon to gently crush the whole raspberries into smaller pieces. Set off to the side and allow to cool for later.

2

For the pecan layer:

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add water, butter, and 1/2 cup of Swerve. Stir for 2 minutes. Add pecans and salt. Toss pecans around in the butter mixture to evenly coat the nuts. Continue stirring occasionally, until the liquid is completely absorbed and the pecans begin to clump together when stirred (about 5 minutes).

3

Remove from heat and immediately transfer to an 8x12 baking dish. I recommend a clear glass dish as this allows a nice view of the layers once the recipe is complete. Use the back of a measuring cup to firmly press the pecans into an even layer. Crush the larger pieces as needed to create a good solid layer for the following step. Do this quickly while the nuts are still hot.

4

For the cream layer:

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer (stand mixer or handheld), whip together the softened cream cheese and 1 cup Swerve until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Mix for 2-3 minutes until creamy and smooth. The mixture will resemble thick whipped cream when done.

5

To assemble the layers:

Gently drop spoonfuls of the cream mixture over the cooled pecan layer as evenly as possible. Try your best not to disturb the pecan layer as you do so. Using a spatula, slowly and delicately smooth out the cream mixture until all of the pecans are covered and the layer looks even. Make sure to spread all the way to the edges and into the corners to create a "seal" using the cream layer. This will keep the Jello from leaking down the sides.

6

Finally, ladle the Jello mixture over the top so that the raspberries are evenly distributed. Refrigerate until firm and set (about 4-6 hours). Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 377 Calories | 36g Fat | 26.7g Total Carbs | 4.3g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 18g Sugar Alcohol | 5.5g Protein | 4.4g Net Carbs

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It sounds like a mouthful, but our keto raspberry Jello dessert is a surprisingly balanced sugar-free treat!

keto raspberry jello delight dessert

Say hello to this Jello delight!

Over the holidays, my boyfriend’s family makes this Pretzel Jello Salad, and as amazing as it is, I’ve never seen a keto variation. I thought it’d be fun to tweak the recipe into a keto raspberry pecan jello dessert! This is a very light and refreshing dessert that is going to be an instant hit among any crowd. 😋

taking bite of keto jello delight dessert

Naturally, with any carb or bread-related recipes, my go-to switch is to use nuts. I’m using pecans because I feel like it really compliments the cream and Jello, but you can really use any nut you enjoy. The same goes with the fruit flavor as this recipe is super versatile and easy to swap different gelatin varieties.

sugar free raspberry jello dessert

Tips for making this Keto Raspberry Pecan Jello Dessert:

  • Make sure your pecan pieces are as small as possible before cooking (smash if necessary), especially since you transfer the pecans to the pan while they’re still hot. This way, the pecans will hold together better, creating a more solid base.
  • When applying cream, be gentle and add in sections so the pecans don’t move around, otherwise the layers won’t look pretty!
  • Completely cover pecans and seal edges with the cream layer to avoid the Jello leaking down through to the base layer, which would probably make the pecans soggy when all is said and done.
  • Not nuts for nuts? No worries, this recipe is delicious with or without the pecan layer. A keto graham cracker crust would be really yummy, too!

raspberry and jello mix

crushed pecans

adding cream to pecan layer

smoothing out cream layer

cream smooth with raspberries

adding raspberry jello mix

adding jello

keto pecan raspberry jello dessert

Keto Raspberry Jello Delight Dessert slice on plate with fork


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Raspberry Pecan Jello Dessert

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 40 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 50 MINUTES

Ingredients

Jello layer:

  • 2 (.3 oz) boxes sugar-free raspberry Jello
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 12 oz. fresh raspberries (about 2 1/2 - 3 cups)

Pecan Layer:

Whipped Layer:

Directions

1

For the Jello layer:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the Jello mix and boiling water until the granules are fully dissolved. Stir in the raspberries. Use a wooden spoon to gently crush the whole raspberries into smaller pieces. Set off to the side and allow to cool for later.

2

For the pecan layer:

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add water, butter, and 1/2 cup of Swerve. Stir for 2 minutes. Add pecans and salt. Toss pecans around in the butter mixture to evenly coat the nuts. Continue stirring occasionally, until the liquid is completely absorbed and the pecans begin to clump together when stirred (about 5 minutes).

3

Remove from heat and immediately transfer to an 8x12 baking dish. I recommend a clear glass dish as this allows a nice view of the layers once the recipe is complete. Use the back of a measuring cup to firmly press the pecans into an even layer. Crush the larger pieces as needed to create a good solid layer for the following step. Do this quickly while the nuts are still hot.

4

For the cream layer:

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer (stand mixer or handheld), whip together the softened cream cheese and 1 cup Swerve until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Mix for 2-3 minutes until creamy and smooth. The mixture will resemble thick whipped cream when done.

5

To assemble the layers:

Gently drop spoonfuls of the cream mixture over the cooled pecan layer as evenly as possible. Try your best not to disturb the pecan layer as you do so. Using a spatula, slowly and delicately smooth out the cream mixture until all of the pecans are covered and the layer looks even. Make sure to spread all the way to the edges and into the corners to create a "seal" using the cream layer. This will keep the Jello from leaking down the sides.

6

Finally, ladle the Jello mixture over the top so that the raspberries are evenly distributed. Refrigerate until firm and set (about 4-6 hours). Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 377 Calories | 36g Fat | 26.7g Total Carbs | 4.3g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 18g Sugar Alcohol | 5.5g Protein | 4.4g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

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Grab a slice before it’s gone!

Seriously, this dessert is a hit and completely kid-approved! Some even said they preferred this version over the traditional one. It’s the perfect combination of a sweet, refreshing dessert that contains the perfect crunch! 🤤


keto jello delight on plate with forks

My Hip teammate Jenna tried this keto Jello delight recipe, and here’s what she had to say:

“Wow, what an amazing dessert! This crust gives me pretzel crust vibes but is even better! It’s so good, and the whole family loved it. I love the fresh raspberries in this, and that cream layer is to die for! The layers are super impressive, and this sets up so nicely too.”


If you like this dessert, you’ll love our easy keto cheesecake too!


About the writer:

Marley follows a ketogenic diet and loves to experiment with new and exciting keto-friendly meals when she's not busy with her 3 children!


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  1. Rebeca

    I just made this and it’s delicious! I used strawberries with strawberry jello and just WOW!!! The crust is slightly salty and the layers were perfect. I used a 9×13 pan and got 18 servings so I was able to lower the macros. Great recipe!!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Strawberries are a good choice! 🍓I love the taste of strawberries w/ cream cheese! Thank you so much for your feedback, Rebeca!🤗

  2. Julie

    This is a fantastic dessert! Especially when substituted with strawberries, but I have to question the Net Carb totals listed in the nutritional information… Shouldn’t it be around 13.4 grams per serving of Net Carbs based on the other information provided??

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, Julie! If you take total carbs (26.7) and minus fiber (4.3) and minus sugar alcohol (18) you get your final total of net carbs (4.4).

  3. LORI63

    This looks very much like a cherry cheesecake recipe I used to make (minus the graham wafer crust). Looking’ good!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      It’s a pretty darn awesome dessert!

  4. tmk127

    Wow so delicious I was impressed with the final product! I know it wasn’t “ clean” keto because of the boxed hello but it was a super delicious dessert Will definitely try some other flavors in future

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed it! 🙌

  5. Susan

    Love this recipe! Easy, few ingredients, and delish!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! SO glad you’ve enjoyed this one, Susan! 🥰 Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Christy Scheid

    This recipe is now a favorite go to dessert! I did tweak the recipe a bit by adding lemon zest to the jello & cream mixture. Also added my left over lemon juice into the jello for that perfect raspberry and lemon combo. I didn’t tell my extended family that this was keto friendly dessert. They all thought it was a regular great tasting summer dessert. Thanks for this great recipe!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome, Christy! Awesome to hear how you made yours and what a hit it was with everyone! Thanks a bunch for the great review! 💖🙌

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