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Top Campfire Recipes For All Seasons

Updated on October 3, 2012
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Carolyn loves having fun with children and knows that children learn better if they're having fun also.

Cooking on a Campfire

Some Great Campfire Recipes

One of the best parts of camping is when your tent is finally up, you're all organised, and now you get to build your campfire.

Sitting around the campfire, laughing and having fun is great, but it's hard to just sit there.

So pull out a couple of those ingredients you brought with you and start making some scrumptous dinners and desserts on those campfire coals.

These recipes require few ingredients, are easy to make and taste scrumptous. No doubt, everyone will have a great time making their own dinner and will want to come back for more. Enjoy!

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Banana Boats


· 1 bunch of bananas

· 1 pack marshmallows

· 1 box chocolate chips

· Aluminum foil


Create a slit in the banana by cutting it down vertically. DO NOT remove the skin while you are doing this. After you have done this, insert some marshmallows and chocolate chips inside the slit. Cover the banana with aluminum foil and cook it above the campfire until the chocolate chips have melted.

After the banana boat has been cooked, take it out of its foil and use a spoon to scoop the banana out of its peeling. This is a great dessert to cook on an outdoor campfire.

Remember, children must always be supervised when near a fire.

Orange Wonder Muffins


· 1 orange (per person)

· 1 pack instant muffin mix

· Aluminum foil


Leave the skin on and cut the orange into two. Scoop out the middle of two halves, leaving both halves of the skin intact.

Chop up the orange pulp and combine with the muffin mix. Fill both orange skins with this mixture. Put the two halves back together and wrap in foil. Place the orange, wrapped in foil, in the coals to cook. After 15 minutes check to see if the muffin mixture is cooked through, you may have to leave it for up to 30 minutes, but don’t let it burn.

Now you are ready to eat your zesty flavored orange wonder muffins!

Pineapple Doughnuts


· 1 can pineapple slices

· 6 sugar doughnuts

· Aluminum foil


Cut the doughnuts in half, sideways. Insert a slice of pineapple inside the doughnut. The pineapple will sit nicely on top of one half and then place the second half of the doughnut on top. You have now created a doughnut sandwich.

Wrap your doughnut sandwich in aluminum foil and cook it on the hot coals. After five minutes, turn the doughnut upside down.

After you have done this, you are now ready to eat your simple but yummy pineapple doughnuts.

Having the right equipment, makes all the difference.

Cheezy Tortillas


· 1 pack tortillas

· 1 packet of grated cheese

· Onions, pepper, bacon, ham and any spices of your choice


This campfire recipe is very easy to prepare. Take one of the tortillas and place it on a camp iron, one of the flat ones. Put the camp iron above the hot coals and add the cheese.

Next add your filling, onion, pepper, bacon, ham or any other you have chosen. Once the cheese has melted and your filling has heated through, take it out of the campfire. Put your tortilla on a plate and fold it. Let it cool slightly, and now you are ready to eat your Mexican style cheesy tortillas!

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Hot Coconut Ice Cream Pie


· 1 slice Italian bread (per person, although they're pretty scrumptous, you may want 2)

· 1 can condensed milk

· Coconut flake

· 1 meter long stick


Dip both sides of your bread in condensed milk and then in the coconut. Attach the bread to the stick and hold over the coals in your campfire. Remember that it is the coals that cook the bread, the fire burns it.

You will know when it is cooked, as the coconut starts to brown. Keep turning the bread to brown it all over. Now you can enjoy your delicious, campfire cooked, hot coconut ice cream pie.

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