11 Campfire Recipes You Must Try

11 Campfire Recipes You Must Try

11 Campfire Recipes You Must Try
11 Campfire Recipes You Must Try

Camping season is upon us! Summertime is the perfect time to escape with your family into the woods and camp under the stars. Kids spend their days wading in the creeks, fishing, and enjoying time without technology. Families can roast marshmallows, play board games, and watch the stars at night.

You don’t have to rely just on grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. You can enjoy desserts other than s’mores as well! Campfire recipes have come a long way. Here are some campfire recipes you must try with your families this summer.

Campfire Cones

Instead of the traditional s’mores, campfire cones are versatile and can be prepared ahead of time. Stuff a waffle cone with a variety of delicious items, like marshmallows, chocolate chips, strawberries, bananas, mini Reese’s Cups, and more! There is no end to the top ideas; its whatever you want to use!

Wrap the cones in foil and let them heat over the grill until all of the flavors melt together. Your kids will ask for them multiple times.

Campfire Cones
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Camping Mac & Cheese

Kids love mac & cheese, but who wants to boil the pot of water while camping? No one! Instead, this recipe for camping mac & cheese is made ahead of time. You make the recipe and divide into four different containers. The smaller portions are easier and faster to reheat.

If you have several people camping with you, try doubling the recipe. Make sure to keep the containers in the cooler heat if you don’t plan to eat them quickly.

Camping Mac & Cheese
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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Are you looking for an original recipe that your kids have never seen? Campfire cinnamon rolls baked in oranges in this answer! You have to carve out the inside of the oranges first. Then, you stuff the cinnamon roll inside of the orange. Roast them over top of the open campfire.

It is a creative meal! You can use it for dessert or breakfast!

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
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BBQ Breakfast Scrambler

Camping means that you are going to spend the night outside, and you need to have a good breakfast since you’ll be busy. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all!

The BBQ breakfast scrambler is hearty, full of foods that will keep you feeling full throughout the day. You don’t have to be camping to make this recipe. It works over the grill as well, so use it if you don’t want to heat up the house on a really hot, summer day.

BBQ Breakfast Scrambler
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Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches

Lunches are a requirement when you are out in the woods, but no one wants to eat the same boring sandwich. If pineapple is too strange for you, leave them off. These sandwiches need to be wrapped in foil, then heated on a grill over the top the campfire.

Expect to heat each sandwich for at least 20 minutes!

Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches
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Campfire Strawberries

Are you in love with s’mores? Toasted marshmallows happen to be one of the most delicious flavors. Strawberries are bursting with flavors as well, so this is just an explosion of flavor and sweetness in your mouth.

You need 24 strawberries and marshmallow fluff. That is it! All you have to do is put the strawberries on a skewer, and melt the marshmallow fluff into an easier texture. Spread the fluff over the marshmallows and heat over the fire. This recipe would also be great for bonfires with friends or summertime picnics.

Campfire Strawberries
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Campfire Baked Apples

Campfire baked apples is an easy recipe to try when you are on a camping trip, or you can make them at home as a treat. Carve out the core of an apple, such as Gala or Granny Smith. You don’t want to break them open so be careful! Brush the inside of the apples with lemon juice.

Then, you make a mixture with cranberries, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. However, you can always change up the filling if this doesn’t suit you! Place a piece of butter on top of each apple, then wrap each in a piece of foil. This recipe is easy, filling, and kid-friendly!

Campfire Baked Apples
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3 Ingredient Campfire Cobbler

Yes, you read that correctly – 3 ingredients. We all love recipes that don’t require you to purchase a dozen new items from the store. You know, the recipe that needs a strange herb that costs $7 and you’ll never use it again.

This recipe isn’t like that. All you need is two cans pie of blackberry pie filling, one can of ginger ale (ideally their new blackberry flavored one), and one dry white cake mix. You want to mix everything in a cast iron Dutch oven. Cover the pot and bake the cobbler for around 20 minutes. It should be golden brown. Scoop it out and enjoy this delicious – and simple – dessert.

3 Ingredient Campfire Cobbler
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Campfire Nachos

Everyone loves nachos! They’re the perfect snack foods, and you don’t have to forego a plate of nachos because you are camping. The recipe is versatile because you can change out the veggies for different ones. You can use different types of chips. Instead of ground beef, you could use sausage, chicken or crab. The options are endless!

Campfire Nachos
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Campfire Garlic French Fries

Everyone loves French fries! They are the best side dish for nearly any meal. These garlic French fires are easy to make. Put the frozen French fries into the middle of a square of aluminum foil. Spread olive oil and salt on top. Then, add minced garlic, shredded cheese, and green onions.

Fold and place the foil on top of the campfire. Let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes!

Campfire-Garlic-cheesy-French-Fries
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Campfire French Toast

Here is another genius way to make a delicious breakfast while camping. Campfire French toast is the answer to boring breakfasts while camping. You do need a full loaf of bread and parchment paper. You wrap the loaf of bread up and spread the egg mixture. Make sure to fold it back closed, and don’t forget the toppings! Syrup, strawberries, and powdered sugar are good picks.

Campfire French Toast
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