Camp Talk

Campfire Cooking

By Stacie Hoppman September 19, 2014

As the weather starts to turn colder, it is the perfect time for campfires in the backyard with neighbors and friends! Here are some delicious recipes to try over the fire and impress your friends with your campfire cooking skills:

Recipe #1: Campfire Cones

Campfire Cones

This is a fruity and sweet snack perfect for an evening around the fire. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Chopped fruit (strawberries, bananas, raspberries, apples, blueberries…whatever fruit you like!)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Waffle ice cream cones
  • Tinfoil

Mix your chopped fruit, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips together in a bowl. Then, wrap your waffle cones in tinfoil, making sure to leave enough tinfoil to fold over the top once it is filled. Spoon the fruit/marshmallow/chocolate mixture into your waffle cone, filling it full to the top, and wrap the tinfoil over top to contain it all inside. Then, place your cone in the coals of the fire, rotating it often. After about 5 minutes, remove it from the fire and carefully unwrap! You can choose to eat your Campfire Cone just like you would an ice cream cone or use a spoon. However you eat it, it’s sure to be delicious!

Recipe #2: Orange Cakes

This is a wonderful dessert with a fruity twist. What you need:

  • 8 oranges
  • 1 instant cake mix and the ingredients called for on the box (vanilla, chocolate, or spice cake work best)
  • Tinfoil
  • Any cake toppings you desire (frosting, caramel or chocolate sauce

Hollowed out orange

Cut the top off each orange, about 1-2 inches down. Hollow out the inside of the oranges by cutting the flesh away from the rind and scraping it out with a spoon. Then, mix up your cake mix as directed on the package.

Orange filled with cake batter


Fill up each hollowed-out orange a little over half-way with the cake mix. Put the top back on the orange and wrap it in tinfoil. Place the oranges in the coals of your fire for 20-30 minutes. The cooking time is really dependent on the heat of your fire, so make sure to rotate and check the oranges often.

Orange cake

Your cake will back right inside the orange and come out with a hint of orange flavor. They make the perfect “personal cakes” for dessert. You can finish by adding any kind of topping you desire. For an additional twist, try using brownie mix instead of cake mix.

Recipe #3: S’moreoes


This is a twist on everyone’s favorite campfire snack: S’mores. Here is what you will need:

  • Oreos
  • Chocolate bars
  • Marshmallows

Roast your marshmallow over the fire, toasting it (or burning it) as little or as much as you desire. Then, twist open an Oreo, and place your marshmallow and 1-3 squares of chocolate between the two halves. Put them back together for the perfect “s’moreo”!