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Fun Camping Recipes for Kids

Dessert Burritos
An Easy Campfire Treat

Another fun and easy camping recipe for kids that they can help make themselves, with just a little adult supervision.

This one is so easy and sweet it will quickly become the campfire treat the kids will want to do on every camping trip.

These Dessert Burritos are a Boy Scout’s favorite with very little clean-up and no cookware to use.

The Boy Scout’s Dessert Burrito

Just watch the fun as the kids pick their ingredients and make their own dessert burritos. Strawberry, Blueberry, Apple, or peanut butter – pick one or use them all. Just help them make a good burrito wrap, and turn them loose to do their own foil-wrapping. For kids this isn’t just delicious – it’s fun too.

And best of all, you don’t need to mess up any more camping cookware – just a fire grate and a few live coals will get the job done.

Here is all you need:

  • A campfire cooking grate – or a large cast iron skillet, or an adult supervising the foil wraps in the hot coals.
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • 2 tortilla wraps for each camper
  • 1 can each of three pie fillings: Strawberry/Cherry, Blueberry, or Apple
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 bag small marshmallows
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips

The basic steps:

  1. Open all the ingredients – put spoons in the cans and jars, and set-up the dessert-making table
  2. Tear off 2 each, 12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil for each camper. Lay a tortilla on top and pass them out to the kids
  3. Allow the kids to spoon in their own fruit toppings, and/or peanut butter, and then top with marshmallows and chocolate chips
  4. Show them how to wrap it all up in a burrito wrap, (with the ends sealed), and then wrap it with the two pieces of foil.
 Dessert Burritos camping recipes for kids

How to cook the Dessert Burritos

  1. Have the kids mark their foil wraps; marker pen, a particular type of fold, or some other method to know which one is theirs
  2. The wraps only need to be heated enough to warm and melt the contents. So 5 or 10 minutes on a campfire grate – over coals, not flames, turning several times should do the trick. If you don’t have a great one, then they can be warmed in a heavy cast iron skillet or on a griddle. They can be warmed directly in the coals if an adult does it, and turns them frequently because they will burn easily.
  3. That’s it, partially unwrap them to let them cool a few minutes and then let the kids have at ’em.

Chocolate Dessert Wrap Video


  • The second tortilla wrap is just a backup. Or for seconds.
  • The hardest part is convincing the kids not to overload their toppings, and not be able to make the burrito wrap. That’s why you give them two tortillas – so they know they can have seconds.

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Notes and discussions:
Camping with kids requires some camping gear and accommodations that you might not normally consider if just camping with adults.

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Here are a few items and resources that may prove helpful:

Pie Iron for Campfire CookingPie Irons for Campfire Cooking
If you go camping with kids, you should have at least one Pie Iron, (preferably one for each kid), in your camping cookware. They are versatile – you can make anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to instant fruit pies. And they are so safe and easy to use that you can let your young campers make their own fun camping recipes for kids.
Just pop in the ingredients, close, cook over the campfire, and out comes delicious sandwiches, biscuit-dough fruit tarts, or dozens of other camp food choices.

Boy Scout Handbooks

Boy Scout Handbook
A Boy Scout Handbook is one of the most helpful pieces of general camping gear you can have. It’s a great source of camping ideas, tips, and activities for your young campers. It contains easy-to-understand answers and how-tos for almost any camping question. Plus, it has plant and foliage identifications, campsite activity suggestions, survival tips, and detailed primary first aid instructions.

Check out these great examples of camping gear items useful for camping with kids. Once you have these pieces of camp gear included in your list of camping equipment, you will wonder how you ever did without them. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.


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