I am the kinda girl that really likes camping for the first day, and maybe the second day, but then I am ready to go home! What’s that you ask? What is my favorite part of camping? Sleeping under the stars, hiking through the woods, rescuing injured animals along the paths? Well, I have to admit this girl’s favorite part is, well…. the campfire desserts. Shallow I know; just being honest! REAL camping desserts though, not the ones you make at home and bring along! I love fresh, roasted desserts, that you sit around the campfire cooking and eating while laughing and telling stories with friends. So, here is a collection that my husband and I came up with of our Top 10 Campfire Desserts. Yes, I admit I am sort of embarrassed that we could actually come up with 10!
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- Hersheys chocolate bars
- Graham crackers
- Grill fork or stick
Toast marshmallow over campfire. Place toasted marshmallow on top of graham cracker and piece of chocolate. Top with another piece of chocolate and graham cracker.
2. Banana Boats
- Chocolate chips (butterscotch, white,)
- Marshmallows or mini marshmallows
- Heavy duty aluminum foil
Cut your banana down the middle. Leave it in the peal. Stuff with chocolate and marshmallows. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in hot coals for about 5-10 minutes. Turn and rotate often.
3. Hobo Popcorn
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- Heavy duty aluminum foil
In the middle of a 18″ x 18″ piece of aluminum foil, place 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of popcorn. Bring foil corners together to make a pouch. Secure the edges of the foil but leave plenty of room for the popcorn to pop. Tie the pouch to a stick and hold the pouch over the hot coals. Shake constantly until all the popcorn has popped. Add butter and salt to taste.
4. Cinnamon Twist on a Stick
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- 1 package of regular biscuits
- Cinnamon and sugar
Take the biscuit and wrap it around a stick by spiraling it from the top and work your way down. The thinner the biscuit is on the stick the quicker the inside will cook so you don’t burn the outside. Cook over the fire until done. Roll in butter and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over it.
5. Camp Pies
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- Canned pie filling
Butter bread and place face down on a round pie iron. Add canned pie filling. Put another piece of bread on top of the filling, with butter side out. Close pie iron tightly. Fry in campfire till nice and brown on both sides. Delicious!
6. Peach Cobbler
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- Large can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
Drain off syrup. Save 1/4 cup of this syrup. Mix the 1/4 cup of syrup with Bisquick until it forms a batter type consistency. Pour batter back over sliced peaches in the can. Place lid over mix. Set can into hot coals. Cook until flour has formed hard dumplings.
7. Campfire Baked Cinnamon Apples
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All u need is:
*something to take out the core
All you need to do is take the apples cut them in half, and remove the core.Then place cinnamon into the apples, and place them into the tinfoil and seal it.place them into the fire and wait around 5
To 10 minutes
8. Campfire Cones
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- cereal pieces
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate chips
- waffle cones
Fill your cone with a mixture of your favorite ingredients. Wrap in foil and toss into the fire, close to the hot coals. Carefully remove after a few minutes and then enjoy!
9. Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple
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- Brown Sugar
Remove the skin from the pineapple and cut into quarters lengthwise. Remove the core. In a big ziploc or marinating container stir together sugar and cinnamon. Add pineapple and marinate for up to 30 minutes. Cook pineapple on a hot grill until you have grill marks on each side.
10. Campfire Eclairs
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- Tube of crescent rolls
- Vanilla pudding
- Chocolate frosting
Wrap one of the crescent rolls around the end of a camp fork making sure you close up the very end. Loosely wrap with foil. Cook over the fire until you end up with a golden brown long tube with one open end. Fill with vanilla pudding and spread chocolate frosting and whipped topping on top.