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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 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.


  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 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!

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! :)

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

This is my new go to recipe for all my special occasions. I have experimented and used strawberries instead of oranges with strawberry gelatin and for Christmas this year I am going to substitute it with cherries and cherry gelatin. So far the oranges have been my favorite but we will see how it is with cherries. :-) The combination of the textures with the pretzels and the cool whip and the tart of the cream cheese all just fit together so perfectly. It doesn't last long at our house!

Reviewed May. 15, 2012

Update: I didn't realize it at the time, but I had erred in my sugar measurement. I've made this recipe several times now, and everything turned out fine.

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