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Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad Recipe

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 286 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.