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

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

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.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine pretzels and 3 teaspoons sugar; stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 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 for 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

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.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2014

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

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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.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

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

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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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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

I made this to bring to church and while the jello was firming up in the fridge, my little sister (6) happened to catch a glance of it and... unfortunately she couldn't keep herself from digging in. It didn't look quite as pretty when I brought it to church, but it was gone before everyone had gone through the line to get food! I would definitely make this again (but hide it so my lil sis stays out! :)

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