Ahhh … summer. In Minnesota, we tend to treasure our summers and take advantage of every possible moment we can enjoy outdoors. One of my favorite things to do with my summer evenings is get together with friends and family and have a campfire.
Because my family does a lot of camping, we spend many evenings together around the fire eating all kinds of delicious snacks. Of course we enjoy the traditional s’mores on many occasions. (Hint: make traditional s’mores even better by adding some delicious Creamy Caramel Sauce.) On other nights, we like to switch it up a bit and have some other delicious snacks. Here are some of our favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
These are like s’mores on steroids! All the delicious, ooey, gooey chocolate and marshmallow of a traditional s’more with the added goodness of Creamy Caramel Sauce and Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread – all wrapped up in a fabulous waffle cone. Yum!
Do you like apple pie? If you do, you will absolutely love these Creamy Caramel Campfire Apples! Delicious, warm, baked apple flavor topped with caramel and cinnamon? Yes, please!
Are you more of a banana fan? Try slicing a banana (in the peel) in half lengthwise and filling it with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in aluminum foil and cook on a grate over the campfire for 8-10 minutes until marshmallows and chocolate chips are melted. Drizzle some warmed Creamy Caramel Sauce and Rhubarb Strawberry over the top and enjoy. Full disclosure: My family and I absolutely love these and have made them often. I have tried to take a photo and because of their super warm, gooey nature, they tend to just slide apart. While not beautiful, they are ABSOLUTELY delicious! Give ‘em a try – just don’t expect them to win any beauty contests.
Do you enjoy salty flavors more than sweet? We have a campfire snack for that scenario, too, and it’s super simple! Nachos are always a hit and making them over the campfire takes them to a whole new level!
Every once in awhile our campfire plans get rained out. Bummer – I know! Fortunately, I always make sure our camper is stocked with some delicious Twisty S’more Snack Mix. It’s super easy to make and fills in nicely with the classic s’more flavors.