Fun & Easy Treats to Enjoy Around the Campfire
Fall is definitely our favorite season for RVing. The summer crowds are gone. The weather is usually reliably nice with cooler nights that make for the perfect opportunity to gather around a campfire. Here are some of our favorite campfire snacks and treats for when we're alone or entertaining a crowd.
Hot dogs roasted on a stick over the fire are a camping classic. Hot dogs roasted on a stick and then wrapped with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are next level deliciousness and fun. My brother and sister-in-law introduced us to these a few summers ago and when we're camping with friends, we spread the love. Roast your dog to your preferred toastiness, wrap it with the crescent roll, and roast it until it's golden brown - turning often to make sure it's cooked through. Add a little mustard and it's so good!
Jalapeno poppers are a quick appetizer and crowd-pleaser, especially when you add bacon. We usually cook them inside with our convection oven, but when friends and family gather, cooking over a fire adds a bit of smoky flavor to the jalapenos. If deseeding the peppers sounds like too much trouble, you can often find them pre-assembled in the grocery store produce department. Some of our favorite stuffings include: cream cheese mixed with lime juice, chopped cilantro, salt, garlic, and ancho chili powder; shredded Monterey jack cheese with leftover meat; shredded cheddar and bacon.
Fall is football season and - for us - nachos are a halftime tradition. You can top nachos with almost any kind of tasty meat, but we love tri-tip beef. We usually barbecue the tri-tip roast the night before and use the leftovers for nachos layered with tortilla chips, cheese, beans, and sliced jalapenos. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream for the full yum!
Campfire Banana Boats
What's for dessert? You can always go with s'mores, but the banana boat combines the taste of s'mores with a banana split and is very easy to make. Simply slice through a whole banana, pull the peel and sliced banana apart to give your filling some room, wrap in parchment paper and foil (or a double layer of foil), then roast over the fire until the banana has softened and your goodies have gotten nice and melty. I'm a sucker for peanut butter and banana, so we stuffed ours with quartered Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's Take 5 Bars (pretzel, peanut butter cup, and caramel, Oh My!). Seriously insane, just be careful to fully tuck in your parchment paper as it's flammable!
What about you? We'd love to hear what's cooking. Share your favorites in the comments below!