Fun Camp Food Ideas

Fun Camp Food Ideas
Even the most intrepid campers can get tired of roasted marshmallows and candy bars. Try these recipes as a dessert, snack or even a sweet breakfast to spice up your next camping trip. Some of the recipes require fresh fruits that can be transported and stored in a cooler, while others use nonperishable ingredients for maximum convenience.

Fruity S'mores

S'mores have long been a traditional camping dessert, but this variation includes a fruity twist. Roast jumbo marshmallows on sticks over a campfire and place them on a graham cracker square. On another square, layer a piece of milk or dark chocolate and a few fresh strawberry slices. Try other variations with kiwi, peach or mango slices.


Apple Delight

Nothing compares to the convenience of campfire cooking in foil packets. This dessert comes from the U.S. Scouting Service Project's website, and it's both simple and delicious.

Place a cored, chopped apple in a small bowl, and mix a teaspoon of sugar with cinnamon and a few raisins. Wrap the mixture in greased aluminum foil. Cook the packet in the embers of a campfire for 30 to 45 minutes, and remove carefully with tongs. Be sure to allow the apple delight to cool before digging in.

Campfire Hand Pies

Hand pies are a campfire classic, and the ingredients are all non-perishable for ease of storage. Butter one side of two pieces of white bread and place in the two halves of a campfire sandwich iron. Place a few spoonfuls of canned pie filling onto one piece of the bread and attach the halves of the sandwich iron together. Cook the pie until the bread is toasted, and then spread the finished pie with canned frosting. The frosting will melt, leaving a sweet and sticky dessert that's sure to please even the pickiest campers.

Banana Boats

This foil packet dessert is great when campers are tired of s'mores but are craving some chocolate. You'll need one banana, 12 small marshmallows, and a small handful of chocolate chips for each banana boat. Peel back a long strip of banana peel on the inside of the banana's curve, leaving one end of the peel attached to the banana. Use a spoon to scoop out some of the banana, and fill the resulting space with the marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Pull the strip of banana peel back up, and wrap the banana in tinfoil sprayed with cooking spray. Cook in the embers of the campfire for 15 to 20 minutes or until the marshmallows and chocolate melt and blend together.


Article Written By Myrrh Hector

Based in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Myrrh Hector has been a professional writer since 2007. Her work has appeared on Helpful Mother and other websites. Hector studied English at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and specializes in outdoor and health-related articles.

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