Thursday, June 21, 2012

Camping Dessert & Snack Ideas

As promised I'm back with my final installment of camping ideas.  If you missed the first two you can find them at Camping part 1  and Camping part 2.  There are lots of organization tips, meal ideas and activities and things to do.  Today we are going to focus on Dessert and Snack Ideas.

Here are some dessert ideas using the hobo pie irons.


Rocky Road Treat:
Spread 2 pieces of bread with peanut butter.  Add one marshmallow and one chocolate bar square. Cook over the fire until golden brown.

Fruit Pie:
Use any canned pie filling.  Apple, Cherry, Peach and Blueberries are favorites.  Place on top of 2 pieces of buttered bread and cook over the fire until golden brown.

Pop Tarts:
2 slices bread 
Cinnamon/sugar mix 
Jelly (your favorite kind) 
Butter two slices of bread. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on one slice, pat cinnamon/sugar mixture down and place buttered side down in pie iron. Add jelly. Place second slice of bread, buttered side up, over jelly and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture, pat cinnamon/sugar down. Close pie iron and snap the handles shut. Hold or place cooker in hot, glowing embers of campfire, over a grill, fireplace or campstove. Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side. 

Cans of Refrigerator Biscuits
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup nuts
2 tsp. Cinnamon 
At home, in a blender or food processor, combine the nuts (optional), brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon until blended fine (you can run it thru a wire strainer to get any chunks out). At camp, cut your biscuits into wedge shaped pieces, 6ths (for large biscuits) or 4ths (for regular size), coat well in the sugar mixture and stuff a single layer into a buttered Pie Iron. Add a few dabs of butter and close the Pie Iron up and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side over medium/low heat. Watch so they don't burn. Invert the finished Monkey Bread onto a paper towel and let cool for a minute. If you want you can drizzle a sugar (or fruit) glaze over the pieces. To eat just pull out the individual pieces and enjoy.
   You can also make savory Monkey Bread for dinner or breakfast, try coating the dough wedges with dried herbs, like sage, thyme, oregano or parsley, or try garlic salt. 

Bread, your choice 
Chocolate Bar

Peanut Butter
Oil your Pie Iron and place a slice of buttered bread (butter side down) in the bottom half. Now, spread peanut butter in the center of the bread and top with pieces of your favorite chocolate bar. Put another buttered slice of bread on top (butter side out), close and trim the bread and cook till both sides are toasted a nice golden brown.

Bread, your choice 
Apple Slices
Cinnamon/Sugar Mix  
Caramel Apple Dip  
To start, peel, core and slice your apples. Now, oil your Pie Iron and butter 1 side of 2 slices of bread and put a piece (butter side down) in the opened Pie Iron. Layer some apple slices on the bread, drizzle with caramel, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix and dot with butter. Top with the other slice of bread (butter side out this time), close and trim the Pie Iron and cook over medium heat until nicely browned. Let cook a few minutes before eating.

Bread, your choice 
Lemon Custard Pie Filling
Mini Marshmallow's
 Oil the Pie Iron and butter the outside of your bread as usual, put a slice in your Pie Iron and spread a large spoonful of lemon filling in the center and tip iwth mini marshmallow's (OK, its not real chiffon). Top with the other slice of buttered bread, close and trim the Pie Iron and cook until the bread is a golden brown.

The marshmallow will be your "chiffon" and will blend with the lemon filling when its cooked. Let it cool some before eating...

Bread, your choice  
Hershey's Chocolate Bar
Marshmallow's, large ones sliced
Oil your Pie Iron and butter your bread on the outside, put a slice (butter side down) in your Pie Iron. Layer pieces of chocolate bar in the center of the bread and put  slices of marshmallow on top of the chocolate (you can also use mini marshmallow's). Close and trim the Pie Iron and cook over the fire or in the coals until browned.

Desserts made using tinfoil:

campfire cones

1 sugar cone
Tin foil to wrap cone
Your choice of these fillings:
Chocolate chips
Butterscotch morsels
White chocolate morsels
Toffee pieces
Mini marshmallows
Banana pieces

Banana Boats

Chocolate chips 

Instructions:  Cut out an insert from the length of the banana, but leave one of the ends remaining on the banana. Don't cut all the way through! Put in the section of the banana some marshmallows and the chocolate chips. Put the peel back onto the banana, wrap it in tin foil, and put it in the embers of your campfire. Take it out after about five minutes, and by then the marshmallows and chocolate will be melted! A favorite of Girl Guides!

 Hobo Popcorn

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  • Popcorn
  • Oil
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Stick
In the middle of a 18″ x 18″ piece of aluminum foil, place 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of popcorn. Bring foil corners together to make a pouch. Secure the edges of the foil but leave plenty of room for the popcorn to pop. Tie the pouch to a stick and hold the pouch over the hot coals. Shake constantly until all the popcorn has popped. Add butter and salt to taste.

Cinnamon Twist on a Stick

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  • 1 package of regular biscuits
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Butter
Take the biscuit and wrap it around a stick by spiraling it from the top and work your way down. The thinner the biscuit is on the stick the quicker the inside will cook so you don’t burn the outside. Cook over the fire until done. Roll in butter and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over it.

Campfire Eclairs
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  • Tube of crescent rolls
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Foil
Wrap one of the crescent rolls around the end of a camp fork making sure you close up the very end. Loosely wrap with foil. Cook over the fire until you end up with a golden brown long tube with one open end. Fill with vanilla pudding and spread chocolate frosting and whipped topping on top.

Peach Cobbler
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  • Large can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • Bisquick
Drain off syrup. Save 1/4 cup of this syrup. Mix the 1/4 cup of syrup with Bisquick until it forms a batter type consistency. Pour batter back over sliced peaches in the can. Place lid over mix. Set can into hot coals. Cook until flour has formed hard dumplings.
Make sure you go visit Cheerios and Lattes- She has 10 Campfire desserts to make.  I only chose 5. of her 10 .  Her link is:
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SchneiderPeeps said...

I came over from Fun in the Functional and wanted to say that these ideas are great! Thanks for sharing.

cupsbykim said...

This is such great timing! We're camping this weekend with the Cub Scouts and I've been trying to come up with something fun for the boys to do for a dessert! said...

Oh Good!!! I'm so glad I could help. This is our first family camping of the summer ourselves. Have a blast!

Taylor-Ann said...

What great tips. These sound like super fun things to do. I would love if you linked them up to Show Off Monday @ on Monday.


Tammy Duhon said...

Great ideas!! We'll definitely be trying some of these at Girl Scout camp!!

Tammy @

Karri Reiser said...

Oh my goodness, I'm hungry just reading this. Thank you for adding this to my Our Favorite Things Link party.
Have a great week.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

We just took our first family campout last week and it was a blast. My favorite part was the food- we made those camping cones and they were delish! :) said...

Steph, How fun! We just got back from a weekend of camping. I didn't get to try the cones, but all my family is coming home this weekend and we always do a bonfire. We'll be making them, then. Thanks for visiting. Barb

Full Circle Creations said...

Great ideas! You make camping seem so much fun. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Claiming Our Space said...

This is my kind of camping post - desserts! With a little chocolate, sleeping on the ground is more bearable! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

Carri said...

You took me back to all of my family camping trips... and all those campfire memories.... I had to "pin" this to Pinterest because it's just do great to find so many camping idea's... folks need to see these, they are awesome!!!

Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

Carri said...

Those all sound delicious! I think I will try them Before I go camping! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

MomLaur said...

These are such great ideas! I'm always looking for fun foods when we're camping. THANKS! said...

Thank You Carri. I'm glad I could take your down memory lane! Thanks for pinning it!

Six Sisters said...

So many yummy recipes! They all sound delicious! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

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