Recipes for Campfire Desserts

General - Cooking outdoors - Ghost RiverOne of the best things about camp is the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. For some camps in Alberta, this means cooking outdoors over an open fire. No campfire cook-out is complete without a delicious dessert. Here are some easy and yummy (and stick and sweet) recipes for those campfire snacks kids love:

Banana Boats:

This one is simple. Slice a banana lengthwise but not all the way through. Stuff the crack with marshmallows, chocolate and pecans. Replace the extra piece of banana and peel, wrap the entire thing in foil and cook over coals until the marshmallows are melted. Open and eat with a fork. Napkins or wet-wipes required!

Baked Apples:

Cut out the core of all your apples beforehand. Then have the kids stuff the middle with cinnamon, raisons, nuts and a bit of brown sugar. Wrap the apple in oil and bake in the coals of the fire. When you open it up it will be a sticky mess, so you’ll have to eat it with a spoon.

Alternatively, you can have the kids roast their apples on a stick. Peel the apples, put them on the end of a roasting stick and cook them over the fire. When the apple is bubbly and hot, roll it in a bowl of brown sugar right on the stick. The sugar will melt and the kids can eat it right off the stick. Napkins or wet-wipes required!

Dessert Quesadillas:

Once you try these, you might never go back to s’mores. Just make sure you leave room after dinner for these incredible treats. You’ll need soft tortillas, a variety of chocolates, caramels and marshmellows, banana and apple slices. Give each camper a piece of tinfoil to use as a plate for their tortilla. Allow them to place their choice of yummy toppings on one half of the tortilla (not too much or it won’t fold!). Fold it in half and wrap it well in the foil. Heat it over the campfire goals or on a grill overtop of the fire for about 5 minutes on each side. When you smell melting chocolate you know they’re done. Let them cool a little before you unwrap them and enjoy!

Campfire Crumble:

This is the easiest fruit crumble you will ever make! Take an oatmeal cookie and put a few scoops of pie filling on it. Place a second cookie on top like a pie-filling-sandwich. Wrap in tinfoil and heat it over the coals for 15-20 minutes. Yum!

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