Camping with kids can get stressful for some parents, worrying about what to bring and eat. I decided to compile a list of 11 Delicious Camping recipes and treats for kids to inspire parents to go out camping with their kids without having to worry too much about preparing the food.
Having an idea of what we are going to eat before we go camping was important to me so I decided to share this list with you guys.
The compiled list of recipes and treats are very kid friendly (ie. kids like to eat them and they are not to messy.)
I hope you and your kids will enjoy these camping recipes.
Enjoy the list!
1. Grilled Foil-Pack Cheesy Fries
If your kids like fries (which is a yes for almost all kids, then they will absolutely like these.
- 1 bag Cascadian Farm organic frozen crinkle-cut French fries
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 4 slices American cheese
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions (2medium)
- 2 tablespoons cooked real bacon bits
- Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Toss frozen French fries with melted butter.
- Tear off 2 (12-inch) lengths of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Foil to make foil boats. Place half of the fries in a single layer in the center of 1 piece of foil. Loosely fold foil around edges to form a boat, leaving large hole at top to allow steam to escape; repeat with remaining fires and foil.
- Place foil packets on grill over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook 20 to 30 minutes, stirring once, until fries are crispy and baked through. Top each packet with 2 slices cheese; cook about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and bacon bits just before serving.
2. Campfire Blueberry English Muffin French Toast
What a good motivation to get up in the morning.
- 1 package cinnamon raisin English muffins
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- Prepare grill for low heat and arrange split English Muffins on a doubled-up tin foil sheet about 24x18 inches. To avoid spills, fold up the outside edges slightly.
- Whisk eggs, half and half and vanilla in a larger bowl and pour over muffins. To save on time make transportation of your ingredients easier, make your mix at home and pack in cooler.
- Sprinkle pecans and blueberries on top of English muffins before covering your "campfire pan" with another piece of foil. Place on grill grate until egg is cooked through - about 30 to 40 minutes.
- Remove from grill and top with more blueberries before serving with syrup or powdered sugar.
3. Spider Hot Dogs
A nice twist to traditional hot dogs which most kids enjoy.
- Hot Dogs
- Cut the ends of each hot dog into quarters leaving about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in the middle uncut. You want to leave enough uncut to stick the fork in.
- Roast the dogs over the fire or hot coals in a grill. The "legs" will curl out as the hot dogs cook.
4. Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers
via: Thrifty Outdoors Man
A clean way to eat a nice delicious and full meal.
- 2 lb of meat (Chicken, Beef or Lamb)
- Red/Yellow peppers
- Marinade Sauce:
- 3 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. soya saouce
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. honey or sugar
- 2 garlic cloves
- chilli powder
- currey powder
- salt and pepper
- Cut up the meat into small bite sized chunks
- Cut Veggies into bite sized slices
- In a large bowl, whisk together ingredients from the Marinade sauce with the meat and veggies
- Let the marinade soak into the meat and veggies for a few hours.
- Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers.
- Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 15 minutes.
5. Orange Peel Cinnamon Rolls
via: say not sweet anne
You can save and eat the oranges for the next few days!
- Cinnamon Rolls in a pop-tube
- Cream Cheese Frosting (unless your rolls come with some)
- Oranges (One for each roll)
- We loaded the rolls into our cooler and they were good to go the morning we made the rolls. We gathered our oranges and sliced them in half. Then we scooped out the orange and left the peel. (We saved the oranges and ate them throughout the next 2 days.)
- Open the rolls, and place one in each orange. I found it helpful to keep orange halves paired with their mate. It made the next step easier.
- Top each filled half with its mate. Wrap the peels in foil and put an X on the top.
- Place oranges in medium heat coals, flipping upside down once while cooking. (This tool us about 12 min.)
- Additionally, you could do this on a grill if you don't have a fire going in the morning.
- Remove from heat and open foil. Drizzle some frosting on each one and enjoy when cool enough to eat!!
- That's it! And cleanup is a breeze, since the orange is the plate. You can tell by the empty shells they were a hit! You could sort of taste the orange if you were looking for it, but for the most part they tasted just like at home!
6. Campfire Cone
via: Come Together Kids
These alone make me want to go camping!
- Sugar Cones
- Peanut Butter
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chocolate Chips
- Aluminum Foil
- Chop up the bananas and get some marshmallows and chocolate chips ready.
- Spread some peanut butter on the inside of the cone, then put in the bananas, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
- Wrap the whole cone in aluminum foil, then put in over the hot coals for 5-10 minutes or so, turning every so often.
- Unwrap your cone, check to see that everything's ooey, gooey, and melted... then dig in and enjoy!
7. Campfire S'mores Banana Boats
via: LIL MISS BOSSY
What a creative idea, I'm sure everyone will love these.
- Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- Cut the banana down the middle and stuff with chocolate chips.
- Then stuff with marshmallows. We only had the big ones and had to cut them in half…the minis would work better.
- Cook in your pre-heated oven for 5-10 minutes (give or take).
- Carefully remove. Peel back foil and enjoy the ooey gooey chocolate/banana deliciousness! (Sorry I don’t have a picture of the finished treat..I was chowing down)
8. Campfire French Toast
via: This Lil Piglet
Nice twist to the traditional french toast!
- 1 loaf of bread of choice
- 1 carton of Burnbrae Farms French Toast Egg Creations
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 - 500g container of fresh strawberries
- confectioners sugar (Icing Sugar)
- Syrup of choice
- Wash strawberries, dice half of the container and slice the other half.
- Wrap the loaf of brad in parchment paper, then in foil loosely so the bread slices fall slightly open.
- Sprinkle the diced strawberries over the loaf, taking care to sprinkle some between slices; set aside the sliced strawberries for afterwards.
- Sprinkle the sliced almonds in the same way as the diced strawberries over the loaf.
- Wrap the foil and parchment paper tighter around the loaf of bread. Pour 1 carton of Burnbrae Farms French Toast eggs evenly over the entire loaf of bread before wrapping tightly with a top piece of foil to ensure no leaks.
- Place over the campfire or grill on low to medium heat for approximately 35-40 minutes, moving around occasionally to cook evenly. If the bread looks soggy still, cook slightly longer.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 10 mins before serving with sugar, syrup and sliced strawberries.
9. Campfire Corn on the Cob
If your kids don't like corn, give it another try on your next camping trip with this delicious recipe.
- 4 cobs of corn, husked
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- salt and pepper
- aluminum foil
- 8 ice cubes
- Place one cob of corn on aluminum foil.
- Add 1 Tbsp butter, salt and pepper.
- Top with 2 ice cubes.
- Fold foil and secure tightly.
- Place the tin foil packages at the edge of the fire. Do not place them directly in the flame.
- The goal is not to burn them to a crisp, but to roast them slowly with the heat from the fire.
- Cook on hot coals for about 15 minutes. Turn and rotate often.
10. Pie Iron Pizza
via: Poofy Cheeks
These are so simple to make, feel free to experiment with various ingredients
You can get one of those pie irons on amazon here.
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Butter two pieces of toast and put the buttered sides down onto the pie iron
- Put the pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese on the top of one slice of bread
- Close the pie iron and cook over the fire
11. Camping Nachos
via: Spindles Designs
A nice way to share a meal around the campfire.
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 1 pound ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning (prepared ahead of time)
- 1 can refried beans
- salsa (to taste)
- 1-2 cups shredded cheese
- sour cream (optional)
- guacamole (optional)
1. Prepared ground beef before you leave for camping.
2. Line dutch oven or frying pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.
3. Pre heat ground beef and refried beans.
4. Layer tortilla chips, refried beans, ground beef and salsa.
5. Top with cheese.
6. Cover dutch oven with lid or foil.
7. Cook on lowest temperature. You might want to try a stove diffuser to help distribute the heat.
I decided to compile this list of camping recipes for kids to inspire parents with new and creative ideas for their next camping trip.
The recipes are simple and perfect for kids to eat without much hassle to prepare the food.
If you tried any of the selected recipes, please give us some feedback in the comments section.