Campfire Recipes
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Omelettes in Plastic Bags
eggs (number depends on serving size, usually 2 per person)
grated cheese
chopped up indredients that you would normally use in your omelette such as
- tomato
- ham
- mushroom
- onion
- peppers

This can be done in a large pot on a stove or BBQ or can be done over an open fire using a washtub (we use an old galvanized square tub). Fill with water sufficient to hang the bag in. Some heated water to start with is beneficial.
Ziplock bags for each person, or more for second helping.
Use a good quality bag.
Using a marker, put your name on the bag.
Put eggs in bag, breaking the yolks and add other ingredients as desired.
Zip the bag closed.
Put a WOODEN stick/branch through the bag under the zipper and hang across the tub/pot ensuring the bag is in the water.
Depending on the number of bags used, it will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to cook. Water must be kept hot.
Once cooked, drain out any water and put on plate. The ‘omelette’ will be roll shaped and will keep hot outdoors while you eat!
- Pat, Winnipeg, Manitoba

S'mores (pronounced "some-more-s")
* 1 or 2 marshmallows
* 2 squares of graham crackers

* 1 square of chocolate bar


Place chocolate square on top of one graham cracker square. Brown marshmallows on a stick over hot coals, then place on top of chocolate and graham cracker. Cover marshmallows with other graham cracker, then eat like a sandwich. MMMM good! Look out, the marshmallow will squish out the sides.
Banana Boats
* One Banana

* Mini Marshmallows

* Chocolate Chips

* Tin Foil

* Hot Dog Stick or Grill


Take your banana and cut a slit down the long way. Don't take off the skin. Cut it all the way down. Then fill the banana with the marshmallows and chocolate chips. You can put in as much as you want. You can also just do marshmallows or just chocolate chips, whichever you like. After you finish wrap the banana with tin foil. You can cook it on the grill or you can use a hot dog stick and cook it until the chocolate chips are melted. You have to check it every so often, but be careful because it is hot. Have an adult help you. Then, when it is done put it on a plate and use a spoon to eat it out of the skin. It is a great dessert!

Cheese Tortillas


* tortillas

* cheese

* onions, peppers, bacon bits and anything else you'd like to add


Take 1 tortillas and lay it in a pan (just so it gets warm). Once the tortilla is warm--be careful not to burn it--add cheese. You can use American, Swiss, whatever you want. Then add onions, peppers, bacon bits, etc. Be creative! Fold the tortilla over, let cool for a few seconds, and enjoy!

Campfire Cake In An Orange Shell

Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Oranges

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 Box Jiffy yellow cake mix -- (8 oz.)

6 Large Thick skin oranges


tinfoil (heavy)

Slice 2 inches in diameter from oranges and save.
Remove orange from shell being careful not to damage shell. Prepare cake mix per instructions. Fill each orange shell half full of cake mix. Replace top and wrap in foil. Bake in hot coals or on grill about 20 minutes, turning often. I use this as a breakfast treat when camping. We eat the oranges out of the shell with a spoon, then when the cakes are done you may eat them with a spoon or peel your orange and have a hot orange cake.

Peanut Butter S'Mores

Recipe By : Sue Klapper

Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Camping Desserts

Food For Kids

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 packages chocolate covered peanut butter cups -- 1.6 ounces

8 graham cracker squares

4 large marshmallows

Place 1 peanut butter cup on each of 4 crackers. Spear marshmallows on
long fork or clean stick; toast over campfire coals or over grill on low heat. Place one toasted marshmallow on top of each peanut butter cup; top each with cracker. Press together and hold for a few seconds to melt chocolate.

Camping Breakfast Special


* 1lb Bacon

* 1 Dozen Eggs

* 1 Package of Frozen Shredded Potatoes

* 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese


I use an electric frying pan but you can cook it in a regular pan. Brown bacon, drain some of the grease and leave some for cooking potatoes. Crumble bacon when done, leave in pan and add onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc. Then cook potatoes till done, add salt and pepper. Break eggs on top of potatoes, put lid on pan. Cook eggs (fried) till done then sprinkle with cheese until it melts. Cut a wedge, serve with toast. One pan clean up.


This recipe can feed up to a dozen people at once. Great for a camping breakfast.

Angels On Horseback

* 1 Pack Hot dogs

* 12 oz. Uncooked Bacon

* American Cheese, sliced

* Toothpicks

* Campfire Skewers (the kind with LONG handles)


Split the hot dog without going all the way through. Tear strips of cheese and tuck into the slit. Wrap the entire hot dog with a slice of bacon and fasten with toothpicks. Roast over open flame or hot coals until bacon is crispy-tender and hot dog is heated through.


They're even better if you smother them with chili!

The Best Chili EVER


* 3 lbs cooked hamburger

* 2 jars salsa (anything you like. I prefer the med. kind)

* 2 lg cans hot chili beans

* 2 cans chopped tomatoes (I use the ones with the green chilies)

* 2 cans of tomato juice

* 2 pkgs chili seasoning (I prefer the hot)


Mix all together in a large pan and let it cook. The longer the better! This makes a lot of chili, so you may want to cut it in half or add to if for big family. We make this after breakfast and let it sit on the side of the fire and cook all day. Enjoy!

Wacky Taffies


* Ritz Crackers

* Carmel Squares


Unwrap the Carmel squares in toast them like you would marshmallows only not as long just heat them up a little. Place the Carmel in between two Ritz Crackers and enjoy eating them.

Donut Holes


* 1 Can of Biscuits

* Olive Oil (deep)


Heat olive oil to frying temperature. Either cut biscuit in half or leave whole. Drop in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Be sure to turn it all the while. Takes about 2 or 3 minutes, can sprinkle cinnamon and sugar, or powdered sugar on them. they come out like a donut hole. Delicious!!!


This is great for a camping trip. I have a collapsible camp oven and I do this routinely when out on a camping trip.

Cooler Ice Cream Sandwiches


* Chocolate graham crackers

* Canned Redi-Whip Cool Whip (chocolate preferred)


Gently break graham cracker in half. Squirt Redi-Whip Cool Whip on 1/2 of graham cracker and gently press other half on top. Voila! Ice cream sandwich. Best when wrapped in foil and chilled for better firmness.


This is a great treat for the kids and easy enough for them to make. One can makes several sandwiches, but buy several cans for a larger group. Doesn't melt quite as fast as regular ice cream. What a treat!