Campfire Foods Or Treats
Cooking by the campfire is one of the charms of camping out. Grilled chicken, sausages, bean soup, etc are all-time favorites. When it comes to campfire desserts or treats, S’more is a classic pick. These sumptuous treats are made using roasted marshmallows on a Hershey’s chocolate bar, sandwiched between two graham crackers.
A classic S’more tastes great but they start to get boring when you have had them for two or three days in a row. Simply add some twist to the traditional recipe to get innovative campfire dessert ideas. You can make a mixture using tiny roasted marshmallows, some peanuts, honey graham cereal, raisins, and of course some chocolate chips. Toss the ingredients in a plastic bag and shake it to mix. Serve it in cups and enjoy the sweet and crunchy treat.
Campfire desserts are not all about marshmallows though. Many campfire dessert recipes involve using fresh fruits like bananas, peaches, and apples. Baked apples make simple, tasty, and healthy desserts. They are also easy to prepare. You will need a few apples, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and aluminum foil. Core an apple and place it on a square piece of aluminum foil. Stuff the core of the apple with the raisins, brown sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon. Then wrap the foil around the apple and toss it on the coals to bake. Take it off the coals after ten minutes or it may burn. You can modify the recipe by filling the apple with some other kinds of stuffing. You can try using butter and caramels or even whipped cream.
You can also combine different kinds of fruits, cereals, and nuts to make healthy campfire treats. Children love treats like banana boats, eggs on toast, baked peaches. To make banana boats, you will have to peel back a section of the skin from the banana. Take care that you do not remove it entirely. Then create a slit down the exposed portion of the banana. Gently pull aside both sides of the slit and create a pouch that you can fill in with nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and marshmallows. You can vary the fillings as per your choice. Then pull the peel back over the banana. Wrap the banana in aluminum foil and let it roast on the coals. After about ten minutes, take the bananas off the coals. Remove the foil and dig into the warm, sweet, nutty treat. You can bake peaches in the same way that you bake apples. Pit the peaches and cut it in two. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon over the peaches and wrap them in tin foil. Then toss them onto the coals and let them bake for a while. Allow them to cool and remove the foil. Enjoy the warm, caramel peaches. You can also make a fruit cup by mixing small bits of fruits like bananas, melons, grapes, apples, pears, etc. Mix the fruit with some yogurt and serve fresh.
When you look up recipes for campfire meals, make sure to check for items like sticky buns, angel cakes, campfire muffins, etc. They are easy to make and children will enjoy them for sure. You can even make your own pies over the campfire. For this, you will have to bring along your canned pie filling. Butter some bread and place it on a pie iron. Layer it with canned pie filling and place another slice of bread on top with the buttered side up. Close the pie iron and let it bake for a while.
You can find many more wonderful campfire recipes. Spice them up by adding your own touches and rest assured that everyone will enjoy the treat.