Quick And Easy Campfire Desserts
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A cinch to make and great fun to put together, especially for kids, campfire desserts are a great way to finish off an evening meal. The beauty of them is that like all things camping, they embrace an element of DIY. You can add your own toppings, tweak the recipe here or double up the marshmallows there - whatever you choose - we're sure you'll have a bunch of happy campers.
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American boy scouts started making the chocolate and marshmallow sandwiches in the 1920s, using 'Graham Crackers' - a biscuit similar to a digestive. Soon after summer camps across America adopted the snack and the sticky treat became synonymous with camping. You'll definitely be wanting s'more of these after your first!
- Milk chocolate (1 block / smore)
- Digestive biscuits (2 / smore)
- Marshmallows (2 / smore)
- Skewers (1 pack)
2.Skewer and roast a marshmallow over the campfire.
3.Sandwich the marshmallow between another biscuit and devour.
A slightly healthier dessert, chocolate bananas combine sweet and bitter flavours for a grown-up treat.
- Dark chocolate (3 blocks /banana)
2.Break the chocolate up into small pieces and push them into the banana.
3.Place it at the edge of the fire for two minutes.
4.Carefully pick up the banana and enjoy.
Tennessee Style Grilled Pineapple
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This campfire dessert requires slightly more preparation than others but it is definitely worth it. The pineapple caramelises in the heat and combines with the whiskey for a sweet and smoky taste .
- Half a cup of bourbon whiskey (leave out for under 18's)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Half a cup of brown sugar
- ½ Pineapple
- Skewers (1 pack)
2.Once the ingredients have melted (roughly 5 mins) take the pan off the heat.
3.Chop the pineapple into chunks and let them soak up the liquid in the pan for two to three hours.
4.Place a couple of chunks on a skewer and grill over the campfire till golden brown.
Chocolate Orange Brownies
Great fun to make with the kids, these brownies will satisfy the sweetest of teeth.
- Chocolate brownie mix
- 3 Eggs
- 4 tablespoons of Oil
- 200ml Water
- Tin foil
- Oranges (1 bag)
2.Hollow out the orange removing all the flesh.
3.Follow the brownie instructions and pour the finished mix into the oranges.
4.Wrap the oranges in tin foil and place them at the edge of the fire for 20-25 minutes.
5.Remove from the fire and allow to cool before eating.
Campfire Candy Cones
Pick your favourite sweets, fruit or chocolate and melt them together for a gooey cone of fun.
- Waffle sugar cone
- White chocolate
2.Wrap the cone in tin foil.
3. Position the cone next to the embers (not in the fire) for about 3- 5 minutes.
4.Remove from the fire and allow to cool before eating.
Next time you go camping why not have a go at one of the campfire desserts and let us know how it turned out on Instagram #ellisbrigham.
About the Author:
Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert
Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A decade later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding or making a mean coffee.