Beyond S'mores

Sure, s’mores might be the classic camping dessert, but don’t miss out on these other great campfire treats. All are customizable, making them extra fun for kids of all ages!

Campfire Cones

What could be better than a s’more wrapped in a waffle cone? These campfire desserts are delicious and less messy than s’mores. Just take a cone, stuff it with yummy ingredients (chocolate chips, marshmallows, etc.), wrap it in foil and toss it in the campfire until melted. (Or, if you can’t wait for camp time, just bake them in your oven.) Here’s a recipe to get you started, but have fun and customize the cone concoctions to your own tastes.

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need:
4 Keebler Waffle Cones
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter morsels
2 Keebler Grahams Original cracker sheet, broken into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
Optional toppings: chocolate-covered caramel cups, miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, M&Ms, flaked coconut, cut-up strawberries, and/or sliced banana
Heavy duty foil

Here’s what you do:

Fill waffle cones with alternating layers of marshmallows, morsels and graham cracker pieces.

Wrap each cone in foil. Toss in medium-hot campfire coals for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are melted. (Or, bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are melted.)

Carefully unwrap cones. Add toppings (if desired). Serve warm.

Make-ahead tip: If desired, fill cones with marshmallows, morsels and broken crackers, then wrap in foil up to 12 hours ahead of time.

Mountain Pies

You may know them as mountain pies, pudgy pies, jaffles or toasties, but we all agree these camping classics are delicious! Once you own the cast iron toasting tool (you can get them at most camping stores), all you have to do is decide what flavors you want sandwiched between your two slices of bread. (We love cinnamon raisin bread.) Here is a list of some combinations to try while on your next camping trip, courtesy of the National Park Service.

Here’s what you need:
A camping cooking iron (it looks like a small cast iron panini press with a long handle)
Sliced bread
Non-stick spray or butter
Filling of your choice

Here’s what you do:

Spray both sides of the iron with a non-stick spray.

Lay a piece of bread on one side, spread on your favorite fillings, put another slice of bread on top, tightly close the iron, trim off excess bread if necessary, and toast it over the fire.

Rotate the iron every minute or so until everything is melted evenly, and the bread is golden brown (about 4 minutes).

Filling combinations to try:

Nutella and banana
Nutella and marshmallows
Nutella and strawberries
Peanut butter and jelly
Honey and peanut butter
Apples and cinnamon sugar
Apple butter and fruit
Any canned pie filling

Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni
Spinach, bacon, feta, mushrooms and onion
Sausage, scrambled egg and cheddar cheese
Avocado, scrambled egg, bacon and tomato
Ham and cheese
Tuna salad and cheddar cheese
Butter, garlic, salt

Blueberry Muffins in an Orange

This recipe is so fun and simple for all ages. And you get to make a muffin in an orange! Really, who doesn’t want to try that? Plus, the hint of orange takes these blueberry muffins to the
next level.

Here’s what you need:

Blueberry muffin mix (or any flavor muffin mix) and the ingredients listed on the box (likely eggs, milk, water, oil)
Oranges (at least 1 per person)
Aluminum foil

Here’s what you do:

Stir up the blueberry muffin mix. Next, cut the oranges in half and scoop out all the flesh (and save for another time). Take the orange shells and fill one empty half with blueberry muffin mix. Then take the other half and put the orange back together. Once you’ve wrapped them in foil, just toss these balls in the fire. Muffins will “steam” inside the orange peel and the orange peel will insulate the muffin from the fire. Keep turning the aluminum balls over and over in the fire, every minute or so. It usually takes about 10 minutes, but go ahead and pull them out and check them once in awhile until they are firm in the middle. Then unwrap and eat with a spoon - yum!