Fun Camping Recipes for Kids
Campfire Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread – another fun and easy camping recipes for kids that they can help make themselves, with just a little adult supervision. And this one is so easy the kids will want to do it on every camping trip.
Campfire Monkey Bread is a great evening campfire treat too.
Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread
Just watch the fun as the kids cut their biscuit dough and shake the bag to add a cinnamon sugar coating.
Then let them toss them into the Dutch oven any way they want. This camp recipes for kids isn’t just delicious – it’s fun too.
This campfire treat is cooked with a Dutch oven, over medium campfire coals.
*It can also be cooked in individual pie irons by the kids.
Here is all you need for this camp or campfire treat:
- A Dutch Oven – You can line it with foil for easy clean-up, but it is not required. Or, You could even use liners, like these Dutch Oven Liners.
- 2 refrigerated biscuit doughs per camper. (like Pillsbury, from the dairy section)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 stick of butter, or 8 tbsp. margarine
- 1 or more paper or plastic bags (for the cinnamon/sugar mix)
The basic steps for the Adults:
- While the kids are doing their part, prep an area of the campfire so the coals are ready for Dutch oven cooking
- If you are going to line the Dutch oven with foil, do it now and then set it on the coals to begin pre-heating
- Melt the butter in a small sauce pan and set aside
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar in one of the bags, and shake to mix well – you will be letting the kids coat their monkey dough, so if you have several kids – divide the cinnamon/sugar mix into a couple bags
Monkey Bread video of a camp cook – Fail
This camp cook has the right idea, but… the kids will have a lot more fun if you follow the instructions following the video – instead of trying to follow the video’s instructions.
Tip: A good pair of campfire gloves is almost a must-have for campfire and Dutch Oven cooking. Here is a guide to some good choices for campfire cooking gloves.
Make clean-up a snap with inexpensive
Dutch oven liners.
The basic steps for the Kids:
- Give each kid at least two biscuit doughs, and have them cut them into quarters – (you may need to demonstrate once)
- Let the kids toss their Monkey bread, (the biscuit quarters), into the bag of cinnamon/sugar mix – close bag and toss vigorously to coat the dough with the mix
- As each young camper’s dough gets coated – let them toss, or arrange, their Monkey Bread in the Dutch oven
- That’s it for the kids – for now
Campfire Treat Cooking instructions:
- When all the Monkey bread chunks are in, pour the melted butter over them and put the Dutch oven lid on.
- This camping recipes for kids will take about 35 minutes in a 350` Dutch oven
- about 10-12 good briquet-size coals under the Dutch oven, and about 12-14 briquet-size coals on the lid
Note: Preheat the Dutch oven. (just like prheating your home oven)
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More fun and easy camping dessert treat recipes for kids:
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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.
*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus
Here are a few items and resources that may prove helpful:
Bad Weather Survival Ideas for Camping with Kids:
Bad Weather? Kids confined to the tent? Save your sanity – be prepared with these games and activities to keep them occupied.
The links are for individual products, or the all-in-one bad weather kit. (as pictured) Just click the image on the right to see a complete all-in-one Camping activities for Kids and camp games for kids Bad Weather Survival kit” – All you have to do is select the item quantities to match your number of kids!
Kids love to use a compass, and there are plenty of camping activities for kids that use a compass. There are even camp games for kids that use maps and orientation.
Camping and Hiking Compass
For emergencies, and your peace of mind, – every kid in camp should have a camp whistle on a lanyard around their neck! It’s a handy way for them to summon help when they need it.
Camp Safety Whistles
Save your strength, – every kid needs their own camp flashlight, instead of arguing who gets yours or who has had it the longest and who’s turn it is now.
(ps. this is a great camp light for kids, but you can just pick some up at the Dollar store if you want)
Kid’s Camping Flashlights
Pie 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, or biscuit-dough fruit tarts, or dozens of other camp food choices.
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.
Wait! Don’t go yet
Did you see the Hobo Pastries? – another great campfire treat for kids. Just as easy as Monkey Bread, and kids love to make these too!
Hobo Campfire Pastry
Camping with Kids Campsite Layout
Camping Activities They Can Do Themselves
Personal Gear/Bedding Checklist
Campfire Cooking Checklist
Camp Tools and Accessories Checklist
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