Campfire Recipes

Note: these recipes are to be cooked on or in the coals of the fire – not over the open fire.

Apple Pie on a Stick

Red or Green apple

Push a stick through a green apple and turn the stick over the coals of a campfire (as when roasting a marshmallow). When the apple peel starts to loosen, carefully peel the skin off, or have an adult do it. In a bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar, then roll your apple around in the mixture until evenly coated on all sides. Roast over fire a few minutes more and let cool.

Banana Dessert in Foil

Brown sugar
Chocolate bar broken into pieces or chocolate chips
Miniature marshmallows, optional
Aluminum foil

Slit a banana down the middle, but leave the banana in the peel. Down the slit, sprinkle brown sugar, chocolate bar pieces (or chocolate chips) and tiny marshmallows. Wrap up in foil and warm in coals.

Mini Campfire Cakes

Hollow out oranges leaving the peel in a cup shape. Pour cake batter into each orange peel and wrap up in foil. Place in coals and bake until done, about 15 – 20 minutes.

Eggs in a Bag

Hot and fresh over the fire!

Use cheap biscuits in a can. (Crescent roll dough can also be used) Start by rolling a biscuit with your hands till you get a rope. Wrap aluminum foil from the top of the stick down about 5 inches. (This will allows the doughnut to slide off easily.)

Wrap the dough rope around the aluminum foil. Cook over fire like a marshmallow. When done, roll in melted butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Icing is good on these, too.

Campfire Meatloaf

1 large onion for each camper
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
Season with salt and pepper
2 slices bread, crumbled
Tin foil

Prepare meatloaf ahead or bring along a bowl or bag to mix it together at the campsite. Cut out center of onion or cut onion in half crosswise and scoop middle out. Place meatloaf mixture in each onion and wrap in foil. Cook in coals 15-20 minutes, flipping the packet once.

Taco Salad in a Baggie

This is a simple lunch for a camping or hiking adventure.

Place cooked hamburger and refried beans in a plastic zip-top freezer bag. Top with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Make one for each camper plus a few extra just because they are so easy and yummy. Bring along a bag of tortilla chips. When lunchtime arrives, dip your chips into the taco salad or break chips into the baggie and eat with a fork.

Great tip: Use individual size bags of chips and add all ingredients directly in the chip bag. This also makes less clean-up, which is always great for kids campfire cooking.

Breakfast in a Bag Recipe

Paper lunch bag
Marshmallow roasting stick
Campfire with hot coals and little flame.

Per person:
2 strips bacon
handful of frozen hash browns
1 or 2 eggs
salt and pepper

  1. Lay bacon in bottom of bag. Add potatoes. Add eggs.
  2. Close bag by folding top one-third down, then fold that in half and in half again.
  3. Poke through the folded portion with the stick to hold it above the fire.
  4. Hold 5 inches above coals for 10 minutes - might be better to prop up by sticking the other end of the stick in the dirt rather than hoping everybody keeps their bag out of the coals.
  5. Open a bag to check. If it is done, tear the top off the bag or fold it down and eat right out of the bag. But, since the bag is greasy, you'll want to sit it on a plate or something other than the table or pants leg.

Pocket Pizza Recipe
A Favorite Recipe

Aluminum foil
Campfire coals
Long fire tongs

1 pkg pita bread
1 can spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated cheese
1 pkg sliced pepperoni
Optional: sliced black olives, pineapple chunks, diced peppers...

  1. Use precooked meat because you are just warming it.
    Mark your own foil with a special fold so you know it is yours.
  2. Cut each pita in half and spoon spaghetti sauce into pocket, spreading it evenly.
  3. Add cheese, pepperoni, and other toppings.
  4. Wrap in foil and place in coals. Cook for a couple minutes, flip, and cook another two minutes.

12/2/2009 3:17:21 AM
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