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Favorite Campfire Recipes

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Do you have a favorite campfire recipe? Here are some recipes that can be made over an open campfire or charcoal grill when you are camping. Ask your parents or other adult for help.

If you have a recipe to share, email it to us and we'll post it.

Applesauce Doughnuts
S'mores
"Pudgy Pies" or "Jelly Squeeze Sandwiches"
Dough Boys
Fresh Berry Pancakes
Flasch in the Pan
Banana Boats
Orange Half Muffins
Pineapple Upside-down Cake
Cheese Tortillas
No Mess S'mores
Pizza Mountain Pie and Variations
Mock Coconut Cream Pie
Brown Bears
Singing Apples
Wrapped in Foil Dinner

Applesauce Doughnuts

Ingredients:
  • large strips of foil
  • 1 dozen large cinnamon sugar doughnuts
  • 1 jar applesauce
  • Slice the doughnuts in half like a sandwich and pour about 1/2 cup applesauce on one half of the doughnut and then place the other half on top. Wrap up completely in the foil and then heat in the coals for 10-15 minutes. (Campfire should be burned down to just hot coals.) Open the foil packet and enjoy! Thanks to Katherine who remembers making these in her Girl Scout days in Pennsylvania

    S'mores (or, "some-more-s")

    [chocolate bar] Ingredients:
  • 1 or 2 marshmallows
  • 2 squares of graham crackers
  • 1 square of chocolate bar
  • Directions: Place chocolate square on top of one graham cracker square. Brown marshmallows on a stick over hot coals, then place on top of chocolate and graham cracker. Cover marshmallows with other graham cracker, then eat like a sandwich. MMMM good! Look out, the marshmallow will squish out the sides.

    "Pudgy pies" or "jelly squeeze" sandwiches

    Note: made with a "pudgy pie" metal cooker

    [bread] Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • filling (this can be fruit pie filling, jelly, peanut butter, cheese, etc.)
  • butter
  • Directions: Butter each piece of bread on one side. Place one piece of bread in one half of the cooker with the buttered side out. Place the filling in the middle of the bread and place the second piece of bread over the top, buttered side out. Now clamp the cooker together and lock it. You can pick off the excess bread and eat it or the fire will burn it off. Place the cooker in the hot coals and rotate when you think one side is done. Cooking usually takes about 15 minutes so you'll have to be patient. This is a delicious and special treat for camping!

    Dough Boys

    Ingredients:
  • hot dog
  • biscuit mix
  • water
  • Directions: Make biscuit dough mix according to the directions on the box or a recipe. Take a hot dog and wrap the biscuit dough around the hot dog (completely or just a center wrap). Be careful not to put too much dough on or your hot dog will not cook. Toast your "dough boy" over hot coals until it is cooked through and golden brown on the outside. Serve with catsup or mustard. Eat up. MMMM-good.

    Fresh Berry Pancakes

    Ingredients: [berries]
  • freshly picked blackberries, black raspberries, elderberries, etc.
  • sugar
  • pancake mix & mix ingredients (milk, eggs, water, etc.)
  • Directions: Pick fresh berries from the wild (check with the park you are staying at for regulations) and sprinkle sugar to taste on them. Make pancakes and spread fruit over the top and eat up.

    Flasch in the Pan
    (great for your first night at camp)

    Ingredients:
  • 1 kielbasa, cut into 1/4" rounds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 boiled potatoes, cut into small pieces
  • Pam spray
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • Directions: Spray pan with Pam. Sautee onions and potatoes in olive oil until onions are clear and potatoes brown. Add kielbasa and soy sauce.
    Thanks to the Flasch family for the great recipe!

    Banana Boats

    Ingredients:
  • one banana
  • mini marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • tin foil
  • hot dog stick or grill
  • Directions: Take your banana and cut a slit down the long way. Don't take off the skin. Cut it all the way down. Then fill the banana with the marshmallows and chocolate chips. You can put in as much as you want. You can also just do marshmallows or just chocolate chips. Whatever you like. After you finish that wrap the banana with tin foil. You can cook it on the grill or you can use a hot dog stick and cook it until the chocolate chips are melted. You have to check it every so often, but be careful because it is hot. Have an adult help you. Then, when it is done put it on a plate and use a spoon to eat it out of the skin. It is a great dessert! (Thanks to an EEK! reader for this recipe.)


    Orange Half Muffins

    Ingredients:
  • oranges
  • instant muffin mix
  • tin foil
  • Directions: Cut an orange in half and take out the insides. Put prepared muffin mix in one half of the orange. Put the other half back on the orange and wrap foil around the whole thing. Put in hot coals or off the side or on a rack to bake the muffin inside of the orange shell. This is wonderful and gives the muffin a zesty taste.

    Pineapple Upside-down Cake

    Ingredients:
  • plain cake doughnuts
  • 1 can pineapple slices
  • Directions: Cut each doughnut in half like a bagel. Make a sandwich by putting one slice of pineapple inside each cut doughnut. Wrap in foil. Place in hot campfire coals for about 5 minutes--be sure to turn it at least once. Eat while warm. Yum, that sounds good! Thanks Laura for this recipe.

    Cheese Tortillas

    Ingredients:
  • tortillas
  • cheese
  • onions, peppers, bacon bits and anything else you'd like to add
  • Directions: Take 1 tortillas and lay it in a pan (just so it gets warm). Once the tortilla is warm--be careful not to burn it--add cheese. You can use American, Swiss, whatever you want. Then add onions, peppers, bacon bits, etc. Be creative! Fold the tortilla over, let cool for a few seconds, and enjoy!

    Thanks to Gina in Oklahoma for this recipe and the next one....

    No Mess S'mores

    Ingredients:
  • tortillas
  • chocolate
  • mini-marshmallows
  • Directions: Take 1 tortilla and lay it in a pan or anything over the fire just until its warm. Once the tortilla is warm (don't burn it), add chocolate and mini-marshmallows. If you want to experiment, add carmel and apples or bananas. Fold the tortilla over and there you go--a no mess s'more.

    Pizza Mountain Pie and Other Variations

    Ingredients:
  • two pieces of bread
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni or other pizza toppings.
  • Directions: This is a pudgy pie only made with different ingredients. Butter each piece of bread on one side. Place one piece of bread in one half of the cooker with the buttered side out. Place the sauce, cheese, and other goodies in the middle of the bread and place the second piece of bread over the top, buttered side out. Now clamp the cooker together and lock it. Place the cooker in the hot coals and rotate when you think one side is done.

    If you don't feel like pizza, fill with ham and cheese and you get a hot Ham and Cheese Mountain Pie. You can also put peanut butter, marshmallow (cut up in pieces or whole), add a section of a Hershey Bar on top of the bread and you have a yummy dessert.

    Thanks D. Thomas for these mouth-watering ideas.


    Mock Coconut Cream Pie

    Ingredients:
  • sliced Italian bread
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • flake coconut.
  • Directions: Dip both sides of Italian bread in sweetened condensed milk, then dip in coconut. Put on a roasting fork and roast over fire. Coconut will get fairly dark when done.

    Brown Bears

    Ingredients:
  • refrigerator biscuits
  • spray margarine
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • wooden dowel for roasting stick
  • Directions:Stretch biscuit dough and wrap around a wooden dowel and roast over coals until brown. Remove biscuit from dowel, spray with margarine and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Fun to make and tasty too... (This treat comes to EEK! from Karl Roland, San Jacinto, CA)

    Singing Apples

    Ingredients:
  • apples
  • cinnamon sugar
  • Directions: Spear a Macintosh apple on a strong stick. Cook apple over hot coals until skin is burned and the apple "sings." Remove from fire and carefully peel off cooked skin. Roll apple in cinnamon sugar and eat--careful it may be hot. (From Bev Thornton)


    All in One Wrapped in Foil Dinner

    Ingredients:
  • ground beef
  • oil
  • sliced raw potatoes, carrots, and onion
  • seasoned salt
  • catsup
  • foil
  • Directions: Fold aluminum so that there is a double layer. Put ground beef (about the size of a small hamburger) on foil, in the center. Drizzle a small about of oil on it (about 1/2 tsp). Place carrots and potatoes (to your liking) and then onions. Fold over foil edges to make a flat packet. Be careful to fold over any edge so the package doesn't leak. Use tongs and place right on the coals. When you hear it "sizzle," flip it. Flip it often and cook for 7-10 minutes. Open carefully (the foil will be hot!) and poke a potato with a fork. When it pierces it easily, supper is ready. Serve with seasoned salt and catsup. (From Kathi)


    Now you know what to bring with you to camp, how to make a campfire safely, that wild animals should be left alone, and how to make some great campfire food. We hope you and your family have a fun, safe camping adventure!

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