- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
- 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 and mandarin oranges, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°. Mix melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar; stir in pretzels. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Stir in fruit. Refrigerate until partially set, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust.
- Gently spoon gelatin mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 2-4 hours. To serve, cut into squares. If desired, top with additional whipped topping and oranges. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forOrange Gelatin Pretzel Salad
"Loved the strawberry pretzel "salad" recipe and this one is wonderful, too. Plan to try the variations suggested by other reviewers. I also used a large can of mandarin oranges. Yummy!"
"I thought this was going to be sweeter than it was but it still had a great flavor. this would also be good in a graham cracker crust instead of the pretzel crust."
"Delicious!. I made this for our yearly family Christmas party and it was a hit. I only had one little square left, to enjoy the next day. Several people were surprised when I shared that the crust was crushed pretzels, they thought it was some type of nut. Definitely a keeper."
"This was good but just a bit too sweet for my taste. I think my error was with the type of crushed pineapple I purchased. I will make it again with crushed pineapple in its own juice and I will decrease the sugar to 1/2 cup in the cream cheese mixture. Others just loved it and thought it was great after the heavy Thanksgiving meal."
"I made this for Thanksgiving and it was delicious."
"Made this for Thanksgiving it was delicious."
"Will try blueberries and lemon gelatin next time...stay tuned."
"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."
"This is delicious made with raspberry jello and using frozen raspberries!!"