How to Make Campfire Brownie Oranges   Recently updated !

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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An easy campfire dessert treat:
campfire orange brownies and cakes

The process:

  1. Cut the top off the orange – about 1/4 way down. (adults should to this)
  2. 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.
  3. While the kids are scooping out the oranges – mix the brownie mix, per pkg. directions*
  4. Let the kids fill their own oranges – approx. 2/3 full
  5. Place orange cap back on top and, while keeping orange upright, wrap orange in heavy-duty foil (as shown). *a couple layers works best. And the “curly-cue” top serves as an easy way to pull oranges from hot coals
  6. Place finished wraps in a bed of coals, (not on flaming campfire), and cover until it is a mound of hot coals with just the “curly-cue” sticking out.
  7. Approx. cooking time is 20 – 25 minutes, but this is variable depending on size of oranges and quality of hot coals – so check after 20 minutes to see if done.
  8. Remove from coals and let sit a few minutes for the foil to cool to touch – then let the kids unwrap their own orange-baked brownies – and dig in!

    ps. Have a camera ready.

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More fun and easy camping dessert treat recipes for kids:

Campfire Desserts and Treats

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

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) Rainy Day Camping with kids games and activities

Available as an all-in-one kitJust 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!

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


See Camping ToiletsTip: With young kids in camp, a portable camp toilet will make your life a lot easier. No interruptions for a long trip to the campsite bathrooms, and no “scary” after dark trips to the latrine in the woods.

ps. You will be surprised how convenient and inexpensive portable camp toilets are.
Here are some cheap portable camp toilets on Amazon.

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