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campfire desserts your family will love

Part of the fun of camping is cooking over an open fire – especially when you’re cooking warm, gooey treats.

Campfire desserts go way beyond just toasted marshmallows and s’mores. Here are 3 delectable campfire treats to share with your family under the starry summer sky.

Campfire Cones

Sweet, gooey, and easy, campfire cones are a fun twist on s’mores. They’re easy for little hands to build, and most importantly, they’re delicious!

You’ll need:

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Sugar cones or waffle cones
  • Peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Small treats like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Junior Mints, butterscotch chips, sliced fruit, and chopped nuts
  • A campfire

Begin by spreading the inside of your cone with peanut butter or chocolate spread. This is optional, but delicious.

Stuff it full of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and whatever candies and extras you want. Wrap the whole thing tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil, and have a responsible adult carefully place the wrapped cones into the embers of the campfire.

After about 2 minutes, use long tongs or specially designed heat-proof gloves to carefully rotate the cones to ensure an even heat. Let them sit for another 2 to 3 minutes until everything is melted together, then remove the cones from the fire.

Wait until your campfire cones are cool enough to handle, and then enjoy!

Stuffed Bananas

This is another recipe that’s perfect for your little ones, because everyone gets to stuff their own banana however they like.

You’ll need:

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • A sharp knife
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Small treats like chopped nuts, caramel pieces, crumbled toffee, and graham cracker crumbs

Without peeling, carefully slice partially through your banana lengthwise. The end result will be sort of a banana canoe. Gently pry open your banana and stuff the slice full of marshmallows, chocolate, and whatever treats you’d like to add.

Wrap the whole thing tightly in aluminum foil and carefully place bananas in the hot embers of your campfire using a set of long tongs.

Allow bananas to cook for 7 to 8 minutes, then use tongs to remove the bananas from the embers. Let them cool a bit before handling, then peel back the foil and use a spoon to eat your gooey campfire banana split.

Note that cooked bananas will turn brown. This recipe works great with very green bananas.

Toasted Strawberries

If you’re more of a camping purist who loves toasting marshmallows, but you want to try something a little different, this is the treat for you.

You’ll need:

  • A campfire roasting fork, preferably with multiple prongs
  • Strawberries (washed)
  • Marshmallow fluff

These are so simple, and so delicious!

Using a roasting fork with at least two prongs helps hold your strawberries in place so you can get an even toast. Dip your strawberry in marshmallow fluff and toast it over your campfire until it’s golden brown, and then enjoy.

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