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Pineapple-Orange Pretzel Squares

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Pineapple-Orange Pretzel Squares
SERVES
12
CHILL TIME
4 Hr
COOK TIME
10 Min

The next time you need a great dessert to bring to a potluck, try this recipe for Pineapple-Orange Pretzel Squares. This easy dessert features a sweet and salty combination that's always welcome! There's lots of creamy and fruity goodness in every bite!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice reserved
  • 1 (4-serving-size) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Press mixture into baking dish. Bake 10 minutes; let cool.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture evenly over pretzel crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine pineapple with juice and pudding mix until thoroughly combined. Gently stir in oranges. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  5. Cover and chill at least 4 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 448
  • Calories from Fat 231
  • Total Fat 26g 39 %
  • Saturated Fat 17g 83 %
  • Trans Fat 0.6g 0 %
  • Protein 3.4g 7 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 61mg 20 %
  • Sodium 556mg 23 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 52g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 36g 0 %

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I have made a potluck dessert similar to this one before using strawberries, jello, cream cheese, and a pretzel crust. I had great results and it was a big hit at the party. I can't wait to try this tropical variation - it looks very fresh and summery! It seems like it would taste sort of like a pineapple dreamsicle!

This is really good! It's a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. A few people have told me they think it's very rich. I usually cut it into 18 or 24 pieces, making sure everyone knows they can have more. I have some younger grandchildren who don't care for the crust and cream cheese layers, so I double the pineapple-orange mixture and keep half for those who only want that part. I've also made this with different crusts (pie, puff pastry, Graham crackers), but the saltiness of the pretzel crust is a terrific contrast to the other layers.

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