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S’mores and other campfire favorites

Campfire meals make eating outdoors fun

11 Campfire Meals & Desserts

Roasting hot dogs is a traditional campfire favorite, but there are ways to add variety to your campfire meals. From s’mores with a twist to toasted sandwiches, cooking over a campfire can produce fun meals sure to please kids and adults.

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Campfire dinners for your hungry campers

Easy Campfire Pizza from The Culinary Camper is so simple even the most novice camping chefs can create it. With tips about how much charcoal to use and how to make sure all the ingredients make it safely to the campsite, the recipe will quickly become a camping favorite. Check out The Culinary Camper for even more delicious camping recipes.

The Gunny Sack offers a Grilled Margherita Sandwich as your next must-have camping treat. The sandwich combines some of summer’s tastiest flavors — fresh basil and tomatoes are to-die-for — and presents them in a camping-friendly way. You won’t regret adding this sandwich to your camping meal rotation.

Grilled meat often rules the camping menu, but the Cilantro Lime Pulled Pork from Foods Of Our Lives is something a little different to prepare the next time you go camping. The greatest thing about this recipe is its versatility. Even picky campers will find a favorite way to eat this easily-prepared meal.

You don’t have to forego cheesy nachos just because you’re camping. Cooking with Janica knows nachos are a crowd pleaser, and the Campfire Pizza Nachos definitely need to make an appearance at your campfire by the time summer ends. Kids can help put the nacho toppings on the chips, giving them an opportunity to participate in meal prep for a camping dinner they’ll love.

Campfire side dishes

Campfire food doesn’t have to be monotonous. Try the Middle Eastern Spiced Campfire Chickpeas from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. While chickpeas might not seem like traditional camping food, they’re a fantastic, meatless alternative that shine when cooked over wood. You can make your own spice mix — included at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary — and use it for any variety of meals.

Olga’s Flavor Factory knows classic side dishes can be even better on the grill, like Grilled Baked Potatoes. Campers can choose and customize their own toppings before letting the potatoes cook. After they’re assembled, these do best when left to cook on their own, which means more time for campfire stories!

S’mores with a twist

Not all s’mores need to be a decadent dessert. The Big Man’s World offers Campfire S’mores Granola for a healthier twist on the gooey classic. The granola can be grilled or roasted over a campfire, so it can be pre-made before your camping trip or put together when everyone else is roasting marshmallows on a stick.

Sweet Peas & Saffron combines flavor favorites in Grilled Caramel Bacon S’mores. The salty, sweet combination is unbeatable almost anytime, but the warm, toasted marshmallow elevates the flavor combination to another level. Make them on a barbecue or make them over the campfire, but definitely try this version of s’mores before summer ends.

The Grilled Banana Boat S’mores at Create-Celebrate-Explore are the most adorable version of s’mores you’ll make this year. Heavy on the fruit, with a little bit of sweetness sprinkled on top, they’re a campfire treat you won’t mind serving to your little ones after a long day of camping.

Sweet campfire desserts

Bakes in Slippers has a warm Apple Crunch that makes every campfire meal end sweetly. Don’t forget your cast iron skillet for this one, and you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be to bake while camping.

Easy Baked Camping Apples from The Cookie Writer are a delicious, fruity dessert with simple preparation and even simpler clean-up. Tossing these apples atop a campfire can’t get much easier, and the recipe can be easily adapted to make them vegan-friendly.

What are your favorite campfire meals?

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Long ago, in a world before iPads, Angela attempted to convince middle school students that writing workshops were just as exciting as perfecting the art of texting through your pocket. She blogs at Angela Amman, where she reviews books and captures the craziness and beauty that weave together in our lives to create something extraordinary. After reading in Listen to Your Mother 2013, Angela is thrilled to be one of a trio of women bring Listen to Your Mother to Metro Detroit in 2014, for Michigan's first LTYM performance.You are always welcome to hang out with her at Write on Edge, where she's the managing editor of a fabulous writing community. Her writing has been featured at AllParenting, Moonfrye and BlogHer. Her short stories have appeared in her collection Nothing Goes Away and in the anthologies Metaphysical Gravity, Echoes in Darkness and Precipice, Volume 2.

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