Monday, July 13, 2009

Campfire Delight

We've had several bonfires this summer to entertain the kids and enjoy the peaceful evenings. While roasting marshmallows and making s'mores is a great campfire treat, it doesn't take long to get burned out on them. I came up with this idea in a desperate attempt to fulfill the kid's fascination of cooking in the fire and my need to eat something besides an oversized toasted marshmallow.

Don't have any campfire plans this summer? You can still make these in your oven at home. They take very little time to prepare and are just as tasty as if there were made on the open fire.

Items Needed
aluminum foil or foil cupcake tins
assorted berries (rasberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc)
puffed rice cereal
chocolate chips
grill grate or baking pan (optional)

Here's how to make it!
I use more berries, oats, and rice cereal than chocolate chips and marshmallows to make it slightly healthier. Layer berries, chocolate chips, oats, rice cereal, and marshmallows on top of a piece of foil large enough to wrap into a packet. Carefully place foil packets on a skillet, grill grate, etc and put onto your fire. (The skillet or grill grate isn't necessary but makes it easier to remove from the fire.) Cook for 5 minutes and allow to cool slightly before opening berry packets. Everything should be melted and bubbly good and better for you than those tasty s'mores!

What other campfire treats will you make this summer?

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  1. Burned out on marshmallows? Never!

    But I do like your healthier alternative. We will be trying this!

  2. Banana boats are always a hit. Slice a banana in a half (don't peel). Sprinkle in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in foil and throw on the fire until cooked.


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