Campfire Cooking {recipes}

We just LOVE cooking over the campfire. Growing up we camped ALOT… like in-a-tent-cooking-over-a-fire-camping. Our family has developed several campfire recipe specialties! This summer during our family time I documented many of our favorites and today I get to share them with you! Most of the recipes are simple, but take just a bit of prep before you go to get things set up.
If you like to cook while camping check out my other post on Pie Iron Camping recipes.
This first one was a hit with my kids…
spider hot dogsThis hot dog recipe is also part of the monthly recipe round up hosted by Kleinworth and Co… Be sure to check out all the fun summer Hot Dog ideas…

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Hot Dog on a Stick from The Taylor House Watermelon Daiquiri from One Martini at a Time Fried Hot Dog Sliders from Kleinworth & Co. Campfire Cooking from Nap-Time Creations Peanut Butter Banana Hot Dog from Random-osity Wisconsin Beer Brats from Joyful Healthy Eats National Hot Dog Day from Little by Little Loaded Oven Chili Dogs from Semi-Homemade Mom

  Do you want to participate in future Recipe Round-Up’s & join in on the fun?? email Gina at Kleinworth & Co (chichomeschoolmama{at}att{dot}net) for details.

We haven’t camped as a family for awhile, but every summer we cook a big campfire breakfast. This first one is my personal favorite…
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This breakfast pie is not as healthy, but its delicious!

cooking over a campfire
another delicious idea… cinnamon rolls cooked in oranges over the open fire.
and the final recipe of the day is a s’more variation…and its amazing!
campfire cooking

for all the complete details see the rest of the post:
Spider hot dogs: Take your hot dogs and cut them so each end has four parts. You want to leave the middle solid so you can put the skewer there.

I was able to cook two at a time over the fire. As the hot dog cooks the ends curl up and get crispy..

My niece thought these looked a little creepy to eat, but the boys dug right in!

The Egg and Cheese Breakfast {or anytime of day} Sandwich is tasty and actually really healthy. You need a long handled pie cooker, an egg, slice of your favorite cheese, tho slices of bread and some butter (or substitute). Grease one side of the pie cooker and cook the egg over the fire.

then prep the rest of the sandwich. Spread a generous layer of the butter on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich to prevent sticking to the cooker.
place the sandwich in the cooker and place in campfire. Hot Coals work the best for cooking. Cook on both sides, check and continue if needed.
The Fruit Pie is similar. You need butter, two slices of bread, and the pie filling of your choice. You can also use Simply Fruit Jam instead for a healthier version. Butter the outside of one side of bread, place in cooker, add filling. Butter the other piece and put together. Cook the same as the egg sandwich.

Our cinnamon orange rolls are the family favorite. We’ve been making these for several years, but didn’t grow up with this recipe. The rolls pick up the flavor of the orange and they are GOOD! The prep for this involves scooping out the middle of lots of oranges. I do this before we leave for camping and then use the insides for smoothies when we come home.

I’ve used both regular shaped rolls and these new cinnamon “bites” that I found. The regular ones tend to ooze out the side of the orange and burn easier. If you buy the BIG oranges you can fit a regular roll inside. I was making 15 this summer and was too cheap to get the big oranges.
Wrap the orange in heavy duty foil and place on a grate above the flames. If you have nice coals, you can place directly in the fire. Turn often. Usually they look like this:

But occasionally this is what happens.. The outside is burnt, but the inside of the roll is still VERY good, so don’t throw it all away…
The Reese’s S’More consists of making a s’more as usual, but replacing the Hersheys with 1 or 2 mini Reese’s…. it is delightful!
yum! What are your favorite foods to cook while camping? Do you use a stove? Or cook on the fire? We like to make this food even in our backyard! Please share your favorite campfire cooking ideas…
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. What great ideas and how cool is the orange?! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  2. Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. says:

    Very cool!!!!! So happy you were able to join in & share this.

  3. Your spider hot dogs are hysterical! Can’t wait to try them. We cook in Pie Irons too and love them!

  4. I have to try the orange one. I’ve never seen anything like it! I am visiting from the Monday Inspiration Party:)


  5. Spider dogs are really cool! Has a wow effect for kids!

  6. These are such neat ideas! I’m looking forward to trying them at our next campfire! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  7. We go camping all the time so I’m pinning these for future reference! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  8. I loved all the hints to cook outdoors here. I never seen them before and the hotdogs are so cute and would cook better too cut like this. :)

  9. Brynne Delerson says:

    Those orange cinnamon rolls look delightful! What a great idea! Visiting from Liz Marie’s linky party :)

  10. I love this idea and featured you this week on “My Favorite Finds.” We are going camping in a few weeks and I am thinking of putting cookie dough in the oranges too. Such a fun idea! Here is the link if you would like to see the post:



  11. We do the fruit pies but we use cinnamon swirl bread and when it is done cooking, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

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  13. Such a wonderful roundup of fun campfire cooking ideas! Pinning to our Summer Fun Board!


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