Treat Yourself this Spring!

While you’re out on the road this Spring, you’ll want some fun, easy treats to make. These don’t take up a lot of space in your refrigerator – and they will disappear fast! The ingredients don’t take up a lot of space in your pantry, either.


Orange Dreamsicle Dessert

  • 1 box orange jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 3.4-ounce box vanilla pudding
  • 1 8-ounce tub of whipped topping
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained

Dissolve the jello in one cup of hot water. Add ½ cup cold water. Set it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Don’t let it cool for more than 20 minutes or you won’t be able to add the other ingredients.

Add the vanilla pudding and mix it well. Fold in the whipped topping, and then fold in the mandarin oranges. Refrigerate for two hours.

You can use different combinations of fruit and jello flavors for variety. Raspberry jello with the mandarin oranges is great!

Fruit Tarts/Mini Pies

If your Pleasureland RV has an oven or a microwave/convection oven combination, you can easily make mini pies or fruit tarts.

  • 2 cans of your favorite brand of pop and bake croissants
  • 1 can of fruit filling – or you can make your own
  • 1 egg, whipped (or water)
  • Sugar

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. This is optional – it just makes cleanup easier. Separate the croissants. Arrange half (1 can) on a baking sheet. Spoon the fruit filling into the center of each triangle. Arrange the other half over the top of each fruit-filled bottom. Crimp the edges. Brush them with the whipped egg or water. Sprinkle sugar over the top. Bake the tarts/pies according to the instructions on the croissant cans or until browned.

To make your own fresh pie filling, cook 3 parts fruit, one part water and one part sugar together. Constantly stir over medium heat until the mixture boils. Let it boil for about a minute, and then set it aside to cool. If it’s not sweet enough when you taste it before it boils, you can add more sugar. If you want it thicker, reheat the mixture on medium low, and then add a mixture of one part cornstarch and one part water. Usually about two tablespoons of cornstarch is enough.

Stop by Pleasureland RV on your way out to make sure you have everything you need for your trip, including accessories for the kitchen and chemicals for the holding tanks so you don’t have to look for those things while you are on the road.

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