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3 Campfire Treats the Kids Will Love
The kids will love to prepare and cook these special campfire treats. My kids still scream loudly for their favorite treats when we go camping! These 3 treats are bound to please all kids, young and old.
There’s nothing like the laughter of campers around a crackling fire telling stories and cooking up some campfire treats. Usually, after meal cleanup we gather around the fire and decide when we’ll cook the desert treats. It’s usually not long after we start talking about it that the kids are begging to get the treats started.
Here are a few of our favorites
Everybody has heard of Smores, right? This is a classic campfire treat made with marshmallows, Hershey’s milk chocolate and Graham crackers. Toast two marshmallows to your liking and put them between two Graham crackers and a piece of chocolate. It’s no small wonder why Smores are always a hit.
BUT, how about …….
SMORES WITH A TWIST!!
Use chocolate chip cookies or peanut chip cookies instead of Graham crackers and chocolate. Next time you’re camping, try it and let me know what you think!
This next one we used at Scout-o-Rama where we invite the public to see what Scouting has to offer, and we had people lined up to taste these. Take a strip of tin foil about 12” long, cut a whole banana lengthways, then stuff it with chocolate, or caramel or Rolos (chocolate/caramel chucks). Squeeze the banana back together and wrap it tightly in foil. Put the foil-wrapped banana on a fire or on BBQ coals for about 3-5 minutes. Take if off the coals, open it up and dig out the gooey, chocolatey insides with a fork or spoon. CAUTION: It’s Hot! Use tongs to pull it out of the coals and to peel back the foil.
Much like the bananas above, but this time you use an apple core remover, knife, or the end of a potato peeler to remove the core of an apple but with the apple still intact! You want to make a hole big enough to put in some brown sugar and cinnamon. Sometimes we use those small red hearts Valentine candies since they are cinnamony. Wrap the apple in a couple of layers of foil and put in the fire, on the coals for 3-5 minutes. Take it out, peel back the foil and enjoy! CAUTION: It’s Hot! Use tongs to pull it out of the coals and to peel back the foil.
If you know of any other Campfire Treats that you like, let me know so we can tell others in the Newsletter. Write to me by using the Contact link at the bottom of this page.