Orange Pretzel Salad
This Jello dessert is one of my personal favorites, and always gets great reviews when anyone tries it.
I actually prefer this over the Strawberry pretzel salad.
The recipe is another from my Taste of Home - Aug/Sept 2007 magazine..been tested and approved by my friends and family.
plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
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(3 ounces each) orange gelatin
(8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
( 11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
whipped topping, thawed
additional whipped topping, optional
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.
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add pineapple and oranges. Chill until partially set, about 30 minutes.
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.
Cut into squares. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.