One of My Favourite Desserts

Categories:Mom, Recipes

I am not really one to really share recipes.

I may ask others occasionally for a delicious sounding dish but rarely will I ever make it.

This recipe I thought I would share with you as it is a nice, light, and oh so yummy dessert.

Perfect for summer entertaining!

marshmellows fruit

Cool Fruit Delight

1 cup of graham cracker crumbs*

1/4 cup of sugar*

1/4 cup of melted butter or 1/2 cup of melted margarine*

1 package of miniature marshmallows (the assorted coloured ones are fun to use)

1 (28 oz) can of fruit cocktail, drained

1 (16 oz) carton of sour cream

1) Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter (or margarine) until crumbly.

2) Press into the bottom of a 9 inch pan.

3) Combine marshmallows, fruit cocktail and sour cream.

4) Pour over the graham cracker crust.

5) Chill until set!

* I would suggest doubling the graham cracker crust ingredients. (Maybe not doubling the margarine/butter but adding a little more to make crumbly, do not want to make it soggy.) I found doing as the recipe suggests hardly makes enough to cover the bottom of a 9 inch pan.

This is a dessert my mom used to make for us when we were young.

I loved it.

I am glad she never told me what was really in it – I am not a fan of sour cream – or else I would have really missed out on something oh so good.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Nicole
    July 5, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    This dessert sounds a lot like one my Great Grandma used to make for my family all the time. It was sinfully delicious!

  2. Jennifer
    July 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    this sounds like one my dad eats at christmas time

  3. multitestingmommy
    July 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Sounds like a fun summer dessert!

  4. kalisenyk
    July 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    I bet you could use greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it would be just as good. Maybe even a little healthier too!

  5. Ashley S
    Ashley SReply
    July 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    We have friends who make something very similar each year

  6. OLFA Turki
    OLFA TurkiReply
    July 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    A great summer dessert. I am not sure about the sour cream though.

  7. Journeysof TheZoo
    Journeysof TheZooReply
    July 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    As for the sour cream, I would switch it for plain yoghurt (do it all the time). My husband would just eat the graham cracker crumbs. Thanks for sharing something different.

    Besos, Sarah

    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  8. Bonnie Way
    Bonnie WayReply
    July 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Hmmm, sounds interesting! And sort of healthy, with all that fruit. :) Isn’t it funny what we love until we find out what’s in it? I like sour cream and the fruit likely sweetens it nicely (I wouldn’t use sweetened yogurt or it might be too sweet).

  9. pam
    July 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    I want this dessert so badly now! On my list of things to make this week.

  10. Canadian Dad
    July 9, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    I was sold at this part “
    Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter”! Okay, I was sold at the marshmallow picture :(

  11. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    July 9, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    It’s so good. I think I should make it this week.

  12. Christine Lee-McNaughton
    July 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Oh jeez! My husband is standing over my shoulder and saying, “Can you make that for us tomorrow?!” LOL!

  13. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    July 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    LOL! I just made it today for my family. I think next time though I am going to double the crumb bottom. Doesn’t seem to be enough for a 9 inch pan.

  14. Paula Schuck
    July 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Oh man that sounds great. But I agree with the comments, I’d try yogurt and see what happened. Sour cream is yummy though. I actually like it a lot on potatoes.

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