Easy Camping Recipes Ideas for Kids
Brownie Oranges – Campfire Treats
With just a little adult supervision, this fun and easy camping recipe idea for kids is one they can can make themselves. So simple – just an orange, some brownie, (or cake), mix, and foil. And Voile’! The kids will be amazed when they taste their own “Brownie Orange” campfire dessert.
The tops of medium-large oranges are sliced off and the insides are scooped out. Then they are filled, (2/3 full), with brownie or cake batter, recapped, and wrapped in foil. The foil-wrapped, hollowed-out oranges will act as mini-ovens, baking the brownies or cake mix while protecting it from the scorching affects of direct heat.
Everyone will love the taste of this camp dessert, but this recipe is as much an activity for kids as it is a meal item. Just watch the fun as the kids make their Brownie Oranges, and then anxiously stare at the campfire – waiting for them to get done.
**these can be made with cake mixes too!
How to make Brownie Oranges
Here is all you need:
- At least 1 orange per camper (a few extras would be good for “seconds”
- Brownie or cake mix – *see notes below
- 1 sharp knife (to cut the oranges)
- Sturdy soup spoons
- Heavy-duty foil wrap
Notes: For brownie mix you will get approx. 8 – 10 desserts. Cake mix will yield approx. 12 – 16 desserts. Just follow the recipe instructions to see how much mix to put in each orange.
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