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.
Voile’! The kids will be amazed when they taste their own “Brownie Orange” campfire dessert.
Everyone will love the taste of this camp dessert, but this camping 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.
*Best suited as an activity for kids 5 to 9 years-old. (kids of all ages still love to eat it – even you)
**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.
An easy campfire dessert treat:
- Cut the top off the orange – about 1/3 way down. (adults should to this)
- Let the kids use sturdy soup spoons to scoop out the inside of the orange – careful not to rip or puncture the orange peel
- ** This will be messy, but it is a fun part of the activity for the kids – so be ready with paper towels and wet wipes.
ps. Have a camera ready.
Campfire Orange Brownies Video
The video shows the concept, but … it does not show that you should double-wrap the orange, AND, make the second wrap end with a “curly-que” or twisted-hook on top (as in photo above). This shows you which is the top of the orange, (don’t want to put it in upside-down), and provides an easy way to grab it for removal.
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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.
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.
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Check out these great examples of camping gear and equipment for camping with kids you can find on Amazon. 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 at Amazon.
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.
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