I’d been wanting pretzel salad. It’s usually made with strawberries and strawberry gelatin but I wanted to use what I had on hand which was a can of mandarin oranges and orange gelatin. I found a recipe at tasteofhome.com if you want the recipe.
Mix the crushed pretzels, butter and 2 TBS of sugar together and press the mixture in a pan. Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes. Remove and allow the crust to cool.
Place gelatin in a bowl and follow the directions for dissolving it. ( I used orange juice and the syrup from the can of mandarin oranges) Add the mandarin oranges
Place the gelatin in the fridge until it is semi-set.(Sing the Jeopardy song while you wait or go on to the next part)
Add whipped topping to the cream cheese mixture.
Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled pretzel crust.