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2 (8-serving pkgs) Jell-O, any flavor
2 1/2 cups boiling water or fruit juice

Stir water into Jell-o until completely dissolved. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Chill, cut in squares.


This recipe is fun for camp outs, or even just preparing at home.

4 hamburger patties
4 small potatoes, unpeeled
4 carrots
1 large onion, sliced
salt & pepper to taste
pat of butter for each

Place 4 foil pieces on table. Slice one potato on each piece of foil.  Place hamburger patty on top of potato slices.  Divide onion slices evenly on top of potato slices.  Slice one carrot for each pack on top of onion.  Add a little butter, and salt & pepper on top of each.  Fold foil up and place on baking sheet.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are done.  Serve in foil.

Instead of cooking in oven, carefully place each foil in campfire pit near the coals.  Carefully remove when done.
Peanut Butter Squares

½ cup brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
4 cups Rice Krispies

Heat first 4 ingredients in sauce pan until melted.  Remove from heat and add the coconut and Rice Krispies.  Mix well.  Press into 11” x 7” greased pan.  When cool, cut into squares.

* I’ve been making this since I was in 2nd grade back in 1972.  It’s similar to Rice Krispie Treats, but we always liked it better.