Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad Recipe
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Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad Recipe

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I adapted this recipe from one using strawberries and strawberry gelatin. The pretzels give the refreshing layered salad a nice crunch. It's a favorite in our family. —Peggy Boyd, Northport, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • Additional whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 286 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine pretzels and 3 teaspoons sugar; stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add pineapple and oranges. Chill until partially set, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Gently spoon gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours or until firm.
  4. Cut into squares. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p31

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Made this for Thanksgiving it was delicious."

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"Will try blueberries and lemon gelatin next time...stay tuned."

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"This recipe is OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. I am a baking heroine at my church because of this recipe! I have successfully substituted the pretzels with 2 & 3/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs. I have also used Strawberry gelatin with 2 cups of frozen, chopped strawberries. HINT: Using frozen or freezer chilled fruit will help your gelatin to set up more quickly; use the mixer to break up the gelatin and distribute the fruit, if necessary."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"This is delicious made with raspberry jello and using frozen raspberries!!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"This is, without a doubt.....the bomb! You can't go wrong with this. No joke! I love it. I had it for breakfast!"

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