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Kidzworld Kitchen: Campfire Treats

Nothing feels like summer more than enjoying the great outdoors with a camping trip. There’s something awesome about leaving the phones and TV at home and spending time with friends and family around the campfire telling stories and enjoying good food. The tricky thing about camping food is finding things that taste great, require very little preparation and, most importantly, can be cooked over the grill or an open fire. Everyone brings the staples: wieners, marshmallows, steaks and burgers, but here are just a few ideas for special treats that are wrapped in foil (for breezy cleanup) and cooked right in your campfire. Treat everyone to fresh muffins in the morning, stuffed apples for dessert and banana boats for a late night treat to replace the been-there-done-that s’mores.  Enjoy your outdoor adventure!

Grilled Banana Boats

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup small marshmallows
  • Other toppings you might like (toffee chips, caramel pieces, berries, sprinkles, coconut, peanut butter, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Cut banana lengthwise and stuff with marshmallows
  2. Stuff with chocolate chips and any other toppings
  3. Wrap banana in tin foil
  4. Place on hot coals or near campfire.
  5. Cook banana for five minutes, unwrap and enjoy!

Grilled Banana BoatsGrilled Banana BoatsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Orange Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 6 oranges
  • 2 (7 ounce) packages blueberry muffin mix (or any flavor)
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Cut oranges in half
  2. Scoop out the orange segments and set aside to enjoy later
  3. Reserve the hollow orange shells
  4. Prepare the muffin mix according to the package directions
  5. Add fresh blueberries to the batter
  6. Fill the orange peel cups half full of batter
  7. Loosely wrap each one with heavy duty aluminum foil
  8. Place in hot coals, making sure that the batter side stays up
  9. Cook 6-10 minutes until muffins are cooked

Orange MuffinsOrange MuffinsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Campfire Stuffed Apples

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Core out the top half of an apple.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oats and spices in a small bowl
  3. Divide brown sugar mixture between the apples
  4. Place butter on top of sugar
  5. Wrap in foil and place in coals, candy-side up,
  6. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  7. Take out of coals and enjoy!

Campfire Stuffed ApplesCampfire Stuffed ApplesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy campfire cooking!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

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What’s your favorite camping snack? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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