I love strawberry pretzel dessert but in the fall, I think this is perfection. The colors and the tastes of Autumn. If I’m taking this to a get together I will top with fall candies. The sweet and salty is so yum! I hope you will give it a try.
3/4 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 cups finely crushed pretzels
2 cups boiling water
2 3 oz. packages orange gelatin
1 16 oz. Can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can (11) ounces mandarin oranges, drained
1 package 8 ounces softened cream cheese
2 cups Extra Creamy Cool Whip
Additional whipped topping and mandarin oranges for garnish.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar and stir in pretzels.
Press onto bottom of an ungreased 13×9 baking dish.
Bake 10 minutes and cool completely.
In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin and 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 cool whip and spread over crust.
Gently spoon gelatin mixture over top. Place in refrigerator covered until firm, about 4 hours.
To serve, cut into squares. Top with additional cool whip and oranges, serve and enjoy!
Happy Dessert Making 😊