Here are some great campfire
foods that I recently road-tested with my troop of Girl Scouts. Most of
these girls were around 12 years old and trained in fire safety which is
very important when you have kids cooking over a campfire! Here are
the recipes and instructions for the following:
Piggies in a Blanket
Brownie Smiles (Monster Mouth)
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Pockets (great for dinner)
Ingredients: Pita pocket
bread, cans of sliced olives (several cans since these are a big hit),
pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese). Various other pizza ingredients
such as sliced mushrooms, pepperoni, etc).
Have each camper stuff their
pita pocket with their desired pizza ingredients. It's a good idea to make
them two at a time since most will probably eat at least two. Wrap loosely
in tin foil and place on a grate over a campfire. Turn occasionally. Once
cheese has melted, eat it up! These are very popular since each camper
gets to make their own style pizza.
Piggies in a blanket
(great for breakfast or dinner)
Ingredients: Little Smokies
sausages, crescent roll dough
Spear several Little Smokies
onto your skewer. Wrap with crescent roll dough. It works best if you do
not completely enclose the sausages, or the dough will cook and burn long
before the sausages heat. Toast them over the fire and enjoy them
as your breakfast.
Thanks-a-lot Girl Scout cookies
These are not your regular
Smores. They are even better! Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
When it's good and gooey, put it between two Girl Scout "Thanks A Lot"
cookies and devour it. Thanks A Lot cookies are a shortbread cookie
with a chocolate frosting coating on the backside. This is a special
camp treat that is over and above the traditional graham cracker smores.
Dough Boys (breakfast)
biscuits, sugar, cinnamon
Stretch and wrap several
biscuits around the end of a large stick. Roll the dough around on a plate
with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon until it is coated. Toast dough
carefully over the fire. Do not cook too quickly or the sugar will burn.
Eat the outside layers as they cook and keep cooking again as you unwrap
the inner layers. Gooey and delicious for breakfast. A great way to start
Ingredients: apple slices,
peanut butter, mini-marshmallows
This is a traditional Girl
Scout snack. It goes with the "Brownie Smile" song, and you can't
help but sing it when you finish making one. This requires no cooking,
it's healthy and fun to make. Just smear a little peanut butter on
one side of an apple slice. Add 5 or 6 marshmallows for "teeth" and top
it off with another peanutbuttered apple slice. If you're kids are not
scouts, you can call it a "Monster Mouth". Say CHEESE!!!
Jiffy Pop Popcorn (snack)
Jiffy Pop popcorn (or generic)
It's sometimes hard to find,
but it's making a comeback in many grocery stores. I have found it recently
at Kroger, and you can buy this nostalgic and delicious treat by
the case on Amazon. Remove the paper label and heat it over
the coals. Shake it carefully and keep it moving while the foil rises,
so you don't burn it. We duct taped ours to a long stick so we could hold
it more easily over the coals without burning ourselves. To make this task
much easier, there is a Jiffy
Pop extension handle sold just for this purpose! The kids eat this
Slit your banana lengthwise
and open it up like a canoe. Carefully slice the banana into bite sized
pieces while leaving it all inside the peel. Insert a handful of marshmallows
and chocolate pieces. Wrap it loosely in foil (not too tight!) and place
it over hot coals for a few minutes. The banana carmelizes and is uber-tastey
with the melted chocolate and marshmallow. Another alternative
is to smear a big dollop of Nutella into your bannana boat instead of chocolate
chips. Double Yum!!!