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10 Super Simple Desserts for RVers with a Sweet Tooth

10 Super Simple Desserts for RVers with a Sweet Tooth


avatar   Stacy
Trip Date 03/03/2020
Posted On 05/13/2020 18:00:00

Camping | RVing | Dessert Recipes | Baking | Helpful Hints | Quick and Easy | Stove | Oven | Microwave | Slow Cooker | No Bake



Do you have a sweet tooth (or know someone who does)?

Are you looking for some fun dessert recipes for your next camping or RVing trip? If so, this article is just the answer to your search!

These ten quick and easy desserts can be prepared in either an oven, microwave, slow cooker or on top of a stove. There's even some no bake desserts perfect for those who sometimes struggle with using an RV oven (like I do!). To help make dessert baking or cooking as easy as possible, we've also included helpful hints from our experiences with following the recipes. You'll find some suggested variations with a number of the recipes where we experimented along the way.

Choosing the Best of the Best

I'd never met anyone with a whole set of sweet teeth (not just one sweet tooth) until Scott and I began dating. If there is one thing that I can count on, it is for him to give an honest review of a dessert. Because of his love for dessert, he prefers sweets that are easy to prepare (so he doesn't have a long wait) and easy to eat (cookies are a favorite - just grab and go).

After being on the road for six weeks, Scott picked his favorites from our long list of dessert recipes. To come up with our final ranking, the distinction was often how long dessert took to prepare. Exceptions were made for recipes that made multiple servings as only the first night required a wait!

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No more stalling . . . here's our top ten favorite desserts from our first trip of the year (ranked from number 10 to number 1). We look forward to hearing which of these recipes you're planning to try as well as to hear about additional easy dessert recipes that you highly recommend!

10. Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Homemade Sweet & Salty Trail Mix is one of our favorites. You may wonder, if we like it so much, why we ranked it at number ten? There's one reason (and only one) for its ranking - we enjoy these concoctions more as an afternoon snack than as an evening dessert!

What goes into Sweet and Salty Trail Mix? Whatever "sweet" and "salty" munchies that you have on hand ... or want to buy to throw into the mixture. Here's some ideas for the salty part of the equation (although we've listed many "name brand" items, in our opinion, generics work just as well):

  • any flavor of Chex Mix;
  • Cheerios;
  • cheese snacks;
  • Corn, Rice and/or Wheat Chex;
  • corn chips;
  • mini pretzel twists or sticks;
  • nuts; and
  • popcorn.

Sweet items can include:

  • animal crackers;
  • chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or any other favorite;
  • Cinnamon Toast Crisp;
  • Froot Loops;
  • marshmallows;
  • M & M's;
  • raisins;
  • Reese's Minis;
  • Reese's Pieces;
  • Teddy Grahams; and
  • yogurt covered pretzels.


What do you want in your Sweet and Salty Trail Mix?

What do you want in your Sweet and Salty Trail Mix?

There is no magic recipe. We tend to mix 4 - 5 salty ingredients with 1 or 2 sweet ones, but anything goes. When it comes to chocolates, our preference is coated candies as they won't melt as easily in the heat.

There are plenty of recipes that you can find online, however most require mixing some sort of coating and baking the trail mix in an oven. We prefer to take the easy route while RVing! Pour your chosen ingredients into any large container with a lid until it's about 3/4 full. Seal the container and shake to mix everything.

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9. Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Obsession

10 Minute Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Obsession Dessert

Since dessert was just for the two of us, I divided all ingredients in the recipe for Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Obsession by 3. Other than just breaking (not crushing) the cookies, I followed the recipe as written. (I did choose the "no butter" option.)


View from the Top!

View from the Top!

Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Obsession

Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Obsession

The dessert was pretty rich, but relatively easy to make - even without a mixer!

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8. Microwave S'mores

There are times when S'mores sound great, but we don't want to devote the time and effort needed for a campfire. I recently bought S'MoreMallows, and noticed a recipe for Microwave S'mores on the package. We decided to try them out, and have never looked back!

Just like the traditional recipe, ingredients include graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. Heat the marshmallow on top of 1/2 of a graham cracker for 8 seconds. Place the chocolate and remaining graham cracker half on top, and it is ready to devour. (Scott enjoys the recipe as written, however I tend to nuke my marshmallows for a little longer than the recommended time.)


Microwave S'mores

Microwave S'mores

Since making our first "indoor S'more", we've gone crazy! We've substituted Oreo Chocolate Candy, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Butterfinger Cups for the chocolate . . . so far. No telling what we will try next!


S'mores with Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars

S'mores with Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars

Reese's S'mores

Reese's S'mores

If you've never bought S'MoreMallows, you haven't missed anything. I was excited that there was a marshmallow perfectly designed for S'mores. Once I opened the package and read the instructions, I realized that you are supposed to cut each marshmallow in half. What? Really? Why would a company make and market a marshmallow for a specific recipe when the marshmallow is not even the correct size for the recipe?

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7. Strawberry Shortcake

During berry season, Strawberry Shortcake is a quick and tasty way to end your day. Short on time? Just slice or chop/dice some strawberries. Place the cut berries on dessert shells and top with whipped topping.

Have a little more time? Cut your strawberries as desired, sprinkle them with some sugar and stir to coat the berries. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before assembling your desserts.


Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

There's plenty of other options to spice up this long time favorite. Add bananas or other berries for even more flavor. Strawberries not your thing? Use cherries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries instead.

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6. Pudding Parfaits

With instant pudding mix, milk and treats for layering, Pudding Parfaits are a quick, easy and fun dessert. The possibilities are endless - choose your flavor of pudding, favorite cookies, fresh fruits, whipped topping and/or other "mix- ins" to layer in the parfait.


Oreo & Strawberry White Chocolate Pudding Parfait

Oreo & Strawberry White Chocolate Pudding Parfait

Thin Mint & Strawberry White Chocolate Pudding Parfait

Thin Mint & Strawberry White Chocolate Pudding Parfait

Oreo & Cool Whip Butterscotch Pudding Parfaits

Oreo & Cool Whip Butterscotch Pudding Parfaits

Most instant puddings only take about ten minutes to set, so dessert can be ready in a flash!

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5. Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream

Crock Pot Razzleberry Crisp

I typically bring along the pre-measured dry ingredients (brown sugar, flour and oats) in a ziplock bag. All that's needed to get the Fruit Crisp cooking is to line the slow cooker and empty a can of pie filling into the pot. After cutting the butter into the dry ingredients and sprinkling the mixture on the pie filling, turn on the slow cooker and dessert will be ready in about four hours.


Crockpot Apple Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream

Crockpot Apple Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream

We've made this numerous times over the past couple of years and it has always been good - especially when served with ice cream! We've used apple, blueberry and caramel apple pie fillings multiple times each, and will likely try some others in the future.

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4. Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe

We both love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so we had to give the Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie recipe a try! (I typically travel with all of the required ingredients except for coconut oil, so I just had to remember to bring some along.) I followed the recipe as written and the cookies were easy and excellent. Next time I make these, I will double the recipe!

3. Rolo Pretzel Delights

Rolo Pretzel Delights

Here's another super easy dessert recipe for anyone who craves the combination of sweet and salty. I make Rolo Pretzel Delights with either pretzel twists or snaps as a base. After cooking in the oven, I top them with another pretzel, m & m's or a pecan halve. These are addicting!


Rolo Pretzel Delights

Rolo Pretzel Delights

Reese's Pieces Chocolate Pretzel Square Snacks

A similar recipe, Reese's Pieces Chocolate Pretzel Square Snacks, is just as easy and yummy, too!

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2. White Chocolate Crockpot Candy

White Chocolate Crockpot Candy

Since stumbling across this recipe several years back, I can't even count the number of times that I've made White Chocolate Crockpot Candy. I follow the recipe as written with one minor substitution - we actually prefer regular dry roasted salted peanuts (vs. honey roasted). I do always use a crockpot liner as well as silicon baking mats for cooling the candy.


White Chocolate Crockpot Candy

White Chocolate Crockpot Candy

As written, the recipe makes dozens of candy clusters. That's okay for us as they save well in a ziplock bag and we somehow manage to eventually eat every last one! I decorate the candy based on the time of year - Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc.

1. Pecan Pralines

Easy Pecan Pralines

I've tried different recipes for Pecan Pralines, but this is our favorite. The pralines are easy to make, easy to eat and save well.


Easy Pecan Pralines

Easy Pecan Pralines

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Favorite Breakfast Dishes

If you are in search of some quick and easy recipes perfect for a morning at a campground, check back later this month. Start Your Day with these 10 Easy Breakfast Entrees for RVers will be the answer to your search!

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