Camping is not only about communing with nature and sleeping under the stars; it's also an opportunity for mouthwatering creations.  Let's talk about the sweet treats to make while camping.

Campfire Orange Brownies

If you thought brownies couldn't get any better, wait until you try Campfire Orange Brownies. Picture this: gooey chocolatey goodness baked inside an orange peel. Yes, you read that right!

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Ingredients:  Oranges and brownie mix

Start by slicing off the tops of fresh oranges and hollowing them out, creating makeshift baking cups. Prepare your favorite brownie mix (packaged or homemade) and pour the batter into the orange cups. Wrap them securely in aluminum foil and place them in the glowing embers of your campfire. Let the magic happen.  After about 20 minutes, retrieve your orange brownie surprises, unwrap them, and take a bite. You'll love these chocolate-orange brownies.

Campfire Dumpcake

Now, let's dive into a Campfire Dumpcake. It's as silly as it sounds but equally delicious.

Ingredients: canned fruit, cake mix, butter, and some optional add-ons like chocolate chips or marshmallows.

In a Dutch oven or a sturdy pot, layer your canned fruit at the bottom. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the fruit, followed by thin slices of butter. If you want to add some pizzazz, sprinkle in a handful of chocolate chips or marshmallows. Cover the pot and nestle it in the hot coals of your campfire. Now, here comes the funny part: Wait patiently as the cake bakes and the marshmallows or chocolate chips melt, creating a gooey, mess.  Grab a fork or spoon and enjoy.

Canva Photo By: EJ Johnson Photography


Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Keep the kids busy with this one.  Individual handmade ice cream baggies, made to order.

Ingredients for each baggie:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup salt (rock salt or kosher salt works best)
  • Quart-sized resealable plastic bags
  • Gallon-sized resealable plastic bags


  1. In a bowl, combine the heavy cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
  2. Pour the ice cream mixture into a quart-sized resealable plastic bag and seal it tightly, ensuring there is no leakage.
  3. Fill a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag halfway with ice cubes. Add the salt to the bag.
  4. Place the sealed bag containing the ice cream mixture into the bag with the ice and salt. Seal the gallon-sized bag tightly.
  5. Shake the bag vigorously for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Keep shaking until the mixture inside the smaller bag thickens and hardens into ice cream.
  7. Once the ice cream has reached the desired consistency, carefully remove the smaller bag from the larger bag, making sure to wipe off any excess saltwater from the outer bag.
  8. Rinse the smaller bag under cold water to remove any salt residue.
  9. Open the bag, scoop out the homemade ice cream, and enjoy!
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You can customize the ice cream by adding chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or fruit to the mixture before sealing the bag. Just make sure to seal the bag tightly to prevent leaks.

This homemade ice cream in baggies is a fun and interactive activity, especially for kids, and results in a creamy and delicious treat!

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