Campfire Recipes

Fireside Flavors: Spring Break Family Campfire Recipes to Savor

As the days grow longer and the promise of warmer weather beckons, families everywhere eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring break—a cherished time for bonding, adventure, and creating lasting memories. And what better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by embarking on a campfire cooking adventure with your loved ones? From gooey marshmallows to cheesy quesadillas, you’ll become campfire cooking pros!

Campfire Banana Boats:

  1. Ingredients: Bananas, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, aluminum foil.
  2. Instructions: Slice the bananas lengthwise, leaving the peel on. Fill the slit with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Wrap each banana tightly in foil and place them on the campfire coals for 5-10 minutes, until the chocolate and marshmallows are melted and gooey.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches:

  1. Ingredients: Bread, cheese slices, butter.
  2. Instructions: Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Place a slice of cheese between two slices of bread, with the buttered sides facing out. Wrap the sandwich in foil and grill over the campfire or on a portable grill until golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Walking Tacos:

  1. Ingredients: Individual bags of corn chips (e.g., Doritos), cooked taco meat, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.
  2. Instructions: Cut open the top of each bag of corn chips. Let kids fill their bags with taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream, using the chip bag as a makeshift bowl. Mix everything together and enjoy with a fork or straight from the bag.

Campfire Quesadillas:

  1. Ingredients: Flour tortillas, shredded cheese, cooked chicken or beef strips, diced bell peppers, salsa (optional).
  2. Instructions: Place a flour tortilla on a piece of foil. Sprinkle cheese, cooked meat, bell peppers, and salsa (if using) over half of the tortilla. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling to form a half-moon shape. Wrap the quesadilla tightly in foil and heat it over the campfire or on a grill until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy.

Campfire S’mores Dip:

  1. Ingredients: Chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, graham crackers (for dipping).
  2. Instructions: Spread a layer of chocolate chips in the bottom of a cast-iron skillet. Top with a layer of mini marshmallows. Place the skillet over the campfire or on a grill, and heat until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are golden brown and gooey. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.

These camping recipes are not only easy for kids to make but also delicious and perfect for enjoying the great outdoors during spring break!