With the summer camping season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about campfire snacks. Mmmmm! But not just any campfire snacks. We’re talking about the fun, inspirational and sometimes untraditional campfire snacks you can do with the kids. The kind they’ll remember and beg you for next season.
Inspiration #1 – “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
You didn’t think you could sneak away from the sweeping popularity of “Frozen” that quickly, did you? Reminisce about all those winter hours spent holed up in front of the TV, a slight twitch in your neck as “Let It Go” blasted out of the screen once again. Your kids will love you for this one!
- 3 medium marshmallows (body and head)
- 2 mini marshmallows (feet)
- 2 pretzel sticks (arms)
- 5 mini chocolate chips (for eyes and buttons)
- 1 candy corn or small orange candy (for nose)
- 2 toothpicks (use them to poke holes in the marshmallows for inserting the eyes, nose and buttons, then use them to hold the marshmallows together – 1 through the body and 1 broken in half for each foot)
- Ziplock/other bags to place ingredients inside
- Any additional decorations for your baggies – ribbons, stickers, markets
- Place all ingredients loosely in bag
- Secured closure
- Decorate as desired
Inspiration #2 – “The Campfire Cone”
An extra gooey, yummy play on the ice cream cone that will melt exactly how it’s supposed to in the heat of the fire! Mmmmm mmmmm good!!
- Sugar cones
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter
- Chopped bananas
- Candy pieces, fruit, coconut flakes- anything else you might like to try!
- Aluminum foil
- Butter knife
- Spread the inside of the cone with peanut butter
- Fill it with chocolate chips, marshmallows and banana slices
- Wrap the whole cone with aluminum foil and place on the campfire for 5-10 mins, turning occasionally
- Remove carefully from fire; top with any extra candy pieces, fruit, syrup, etc that you desire and ENJOY!! Caution: will be VERY hot!!
Inspiration #3 – “Dirt ‘n Worms Pie!
Ewwwww and yummmm! For your little campers after a day of playing in the dirt!
- 1 pkg (3.9 oz) Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
- 2 Cups cold milk
- 1 tub Cool Whip, thawed
- 15 Oreos, finely crushed
- Gummy worms
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk & large spoon
- Plastic cups and spoons – about 8 to 10
- Beat pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk; let stand 5 minutes
- Stir in Cool Whip and half the cookie crumbs
- Spoon mixture into plastic cups (8-10, depending on desired portion size)
- Add remaining cookie crumbs and top with gummy worms
Inspiration #4 – “Campfire Monkey Bread”
Perfect for your own little Monkies to enjoy with some giggles and stories before hitting the sleeping bag!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon – *you can use more or less, depending on taste
- 1 stick butter, or 8 tbsp. margarine
- 2 biscuit doughs per camper – the refrigerated kind, like Pillsbury Biscuits
- Pecans or walnuts, if desired
- Heavy-duty aluminum foil
- Dutch Oven
- Mix sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Set aside.
- Tear biscuits into thirds or quarters, then place into cinnamon-sugar bag and give ’em a good shake until everything is coated.
- Place the cinnamon-sugar coated biscuits in sprayed, foil-lined Dutch oven. Drop nuts and butter chunks on top of the dough so they’ll seep down as the Dutch oven heats up. Spread the brown sugar on top.
- Cook over the campfire for 20-25 minutes.
- Open up and enjoy!
Inspiration #5 – “Caramel Apple in Foil”
Not as pretty as the county fair version, but sure tastes just as good!!
- 1 cup chopped apple (approximately 1 small apple)
- sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
- 1/4 cup granola
- Campfire grill
- Heavy duty aluminum foil
- Chopping knife
- Tear off 2 pieces of aluminum foil, approximately 8 inches square each
- Put chopped apples in the center of one piece of foil
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Drizzle caramel over the apples
- Sprinkle with granola
- Place the other foil square over the top, and roll the foil packets together
- Start with the corners, and then roll up the edges, so it seals well
- Place on grill over coals until apples are soft.
- Be careful when opening the foil packet- be sure to open the side farthest away from you first, so the steam doesn’t burn you
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired!
Inspiration #6 – “Hobo Breadsticks!”
Bring these to life with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings, from chocolate drizzle, Nutella, PB&J, honey or mustard!
- 1-2 tubes of Pillsbury dough
- Stick of butter
- Cinnamon & Sugar
- Any desired “dipping” or “drizzling” toppings (Nutella, peanut butter, jam, melted chocolate, sprinkles, honey, mustard, fruit fondue, etc)
- Campfire roasting stick
- Spoons & plates for toppings
- Open the breadstick dough and separate the strips. Plan for at least two strips per camper
- Slightly flatten the dough strip to about 1/4″ thick
- Starting at the tip of the stick – make one wrap around the tip and pinch the dough end to the first wrap of strip so you don’t have a loose end poking out
- Using an over-lapping spiral, continue the dough wraps around the stick. On the last wrap, pinch the end to the dough strip
- Start roasting! Turning slowly over hot campfire coals, not in the flames. (flames will char the outside before the inside is done)
- Continue slowly rotating the dough until it gets brown and puffs -like the ones on the right
- While the kids are roasting their breadsticks, place a couple sticks of butter on a plate, about 1/2″ apart, like you would to spin a cob of corn
- Put cinnamon-sugar on a plate beside the butter
- When the kids are done cooking, roll bread (on stick) in between the butter sticks to get s good coating
- Roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mix
- Yummmmm! A sugar coated pastry warm off the stick!
Be sure to let us know what your family liked the most and feel free to send us your best kept family campfire recipes if you’d like to share them on our blog! Happy eating!!