I have a confession. I really do love camping. Sure, it’s got its drawbacks. Like, for instance, there is no kitchen. And you have to bathe like you’re in the dorms again. And you’ve got to be able to appreciate nature in all its glorious forms, including fire ants and hail storms. And did I mention there is no kitchen?
But I’ll tell you, it’s so worth it. Seriously. Now I sure wouldn’t choose to camp for every vacation, but if you’ve never gone camping with your kids, it’s one of those bucket list things that you’ve just got to do. The Kodak moments are out of this world. And even if you can’t get them on camera, your kids’ expressions will be etched in your memory forever. Priceless.
This week during our camping trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, we ate some mighty fine seafood at joints like Bahama Bob’s and Tacky Jack’s. Our friends Julie and Michael who go to Gulf Shores every year gave us some great recommendations, and now we are in love with royal red shrimp just like every other human who has ever encountered them, I’m sure.
Of course we also fixed a few campfire suppers. Because you can’t very well go camping without cooking up some vittles over a campfire now, can you? I posted our favorite campfire supper this week. To go along with it, we made some campfire sweeties for dessert.
This is the perfect dessert for a camp-out. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Great fun for the kids, and everyone fills their own pouch, so each camper gets his/her own perfect sweetie. Michael and I prefer the apple cinnamon sweeties, while Jake and Jane fill theirs with chocolate, marshmallows, trail mix, and everything else I put in front of them.
If you’re not adventurous enough (yet) for a full-blown camping excursion, try this on your grill. I won’t tell anyone. You’ll even get to sleep in your very own bed.
So whether it be at the beach, in the mountains, or your own backyard, roast up some campfire sweeties one night soon! You’ll be the hero of the night. Now shake that booty!
Serves 4 (or however many you want to make!)
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Grill time: 10 to 15 minutes
- Aluminum foil
- 4 slices of bread or about 4 rolls
- Fillers for the apple cinnamon sweetie: honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and diced apple
- Fillers for the chocolate trail mix sweetie: honey, trail mix, chocolate chips, and optional marshmallows
- Fillers for the s’mores sweetie: chocolate syrup and marshmallows
- Fillers for the garbage sweetie: all of the above and whatever else sounds yummy
- Tear off 4 squares of foil (about 12″ x 12″ pieces)
- In the middle of each foil square, the “fixer” should tear up one piece of bread or roll into small pieces
- Now the camper gets to choose his/her own fillers! Be sure to generously drizzle the bread first with either honey or syrup to give the bread some moisture, and then top with whatever tickles your fancy. Don’t feel bound to the fillers we use…create your own!
- Fold up the sides of the foil to make a pouch around your sweetie and then seal the top
- Roast over a campfire or grill for 10 to 15 minutes, until fillers are melted. Yummy fun!