Do you like to let your marshmallow slowly heat up until it’s toasty and golden? Or do you prefer to light it on fire and blow it out so it’s scorched with a crispy charcoal outer coating? It’s always fun to roast marshmallows and let them ooze into melting chocolate bars and crunchy graham crackers. S’mores aren’t the only treat you can enjoy around a campfire, though!

Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of 8 cinnamon rolls
  • 8 oranges

Cut the oranges a third of the way down from the top, like you would when carving a pumpkin. Remove the top and scoop out the inside of the orange. Eat the insides-- don’t let them go to waste! Once the oranges are hollow, open the can of cinnamon rolls and place each roll inside an orange. Place the top pieces of the oranges back onto their lower counterparts like tiny lids. Wrap the orange in foil so that it is completely covered and place them in the fire pit. Let the cinnamon rolls cook for 12 minutes before carefully removing them from the campfire. Remove the foil and tops and drizzle with a little frosting before eating. Multiply the recipe to accommodate as many people as needed.

Pizza Log

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of pizza dough
  • Marinara or pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian herbs seasoning
  • Toppings of your choice

Roll out the pizza dough so that it takes the shape of a rectangle. Spread the marinara or pizza sauce over the top of the dough, so that the entire surface is covered. Add the seasoning to the sauce. Generously sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top and follow with your chosen toppings. Carefully roll the pizza dough up to form a log, and tuck in the edges so it holds its shape. Wrap the pizza log in thick foil. If you are prepping before the retreat or camping trip, place the pizza log in the freezer until then. If you are already by the campfire, place the wrapped pizza log in the fire pit. Cook for about 15 minutes. Flip the log over and cook for another 15 minutes. Pull the pizza log out of the fire, being careful not to burn yourself. Tongs may come in handy here! Unwrap the foil and slice the pizza so everyone can enjoy. Multiply the recipe to accommodate as many people as needed.

Campfire Nachos

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning

Spray a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil with cooking spray or lightly coat with a cooking oil of your choice. Spread the tortilla chips across the foil, concentrating on the center of the sheet. Add the ground beef to the top of the chips in an even layer. Sprinkle the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and green chiles. Add the shredded cheese to the nachos so that everything is evenly covered. Wrap the foil around the nachos so that all of the chips and ingredients are secure and covered. Place the foil packet in the fire pit and let sit for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is thoroughly melted and gooey. Carefully remove the nachos from the fire, unwrap, and serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole! Multiply the recipe to accommodate as many people as needed.

Banana Boats

Serves: as many as the number of bananas you have!

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows

Peel the bananas and cut a lengthwise slice down the middle. Make sure to make a deep cut, but not to separate the banana into halves. Now there should be a little ridge down the center of the banana that can be filled with goodies. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows to this opening. Feel free to add any other favorite toppings, like granola or cookie crumbles. Wrap each banana individually in foil, and place them in the fire pit. Let it sit in the campfire for 10 minutes or so, until the banana boat is as gooey as desired. Remove carefully from the fire and enjoy. Multiply the recipe to accommodate as many people as needed.