Pie Iron Peanut Butter Hobo Treat

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Campfire Pie Iron Sandwich

Pie Iron Recipes for Kids

Campfire Peanut Butter & Chocolate Hobo Pie
– all the kid’s favorites in one treat.
This recipe is so easy you can let the kids make and cook their own – with just a little adult supervision.

*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus

Here is all you need for this camp or campfire treat:

  • Pie Iron: Unless it’s just the two of you, one pie iron is never enough. You should have at least two, and a double pie iron speeds things up.
  • 2 slices of bread per camper
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Peanut Butter
  • Marshmallows *Mini ones work best
  • Herseys Chocolate candy bars or Chocolate morsels

The basic steps:

  1. Heavily butter one side of each piece of bread – this side lays against the pie iron
  2. Generously spread peanut butter on both open-face sides of the bread
  3. Place the chocolate bar, (or a handful of morsels), on top of the bottom piece of bread.
  4. Top the chocolate bar with marshmallows
    • *Tip – add some crumbled graham crackers to make it a pie iron S’mores


  5. Close pie iron and trim any exposed bread crust
  6. Toast over low flames or hot coals 3 to 5 minutes each side.
  7. CAUTION! Pie irons will be very hot. AND, the insides of the just-cooked sandwich will be very hot! Do not let young kids try to handle them until they have time to cool – which should only be a few minutes.

Note: Buttering the bread works best but olive oil or pan sprays can also be used.

Tip: A good pair of campfire gloves is almost a must-have for any type of campfire cooking. Here is a guide to some good choices for campfire cooking gloves.

Colored Campfire Flames
 ★ Impress the kids and make the evening campfire and story time a colorful light show with
colored campfire flames.

See a Selection of Inexpensive Pie Irons

Pie Iron for Campfire Cooking
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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More Pie Iron Recipes for Kids

*Basic principle is the same for all recipes:- butter bread and/or spray oil the pie iron. Rotate the pie iron while cooking. Most recipes also use 3 – 5 minutes per side cooking rate, but use your own judgement.


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

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)

CampingwithGus.com 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!

Kid's Camping Flashlights

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

Tip: 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. Check them out.

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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