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Camping Recipe Ideas




Put a piece of chocolate and marshmallow between two graham crackers and
 either put them out in the sun between aluminum pans or heat them up in the microwave.

~ or ~

Break a graham cracker in half, break the Hershey
bar in half and place it on top of the graham cracker.
Place one large marshmallow onto the Hershey bar.
Cover with another graham cracker half. Roast over flame
 until the marshmallow and chocolate have melted.


Beans and Franks

Serve the children beans and cut up hot dogs for lunch.


Camp Snack Packs

Of course no camping trip is complete without a nice long hike. And if you go on a long hike,
you just HAVE to take along a snack!   So...have each camper use his/her counting, scooping,
 and writing skills to create his own individual trail-mix recipe and snack pack!

In advance set out bowls of ingredients like...peanuts, raisins, choc chips, mini marshmallows,
stick pretzels, granola,etc... Place a tablespoon in each bowl. Next...make a large recipe for children
 to use as a guide on a 11x14 piece of poster board. I drew pictures to make mine easy to follow!

Invite each camper to scoop from 1 to 3 spoonfuls of each ingredient that he likes into his
 own ziplock bag. After he adds each ingredient have him record the number of spoonfuls used.
Have each camper take home their own recipe to share with their family.
Save the snack packs for your class hike!


Trail Mix

Raisins, coconut, peanuts, and pretzels. Invite children to place
 a spoonful of each ingredient into a small plastic bag for trail food.
Go for a walk and stop to eat the trail mix for a snack.


Easy Símores

Spread marshmallow cream and fudge frosting on graham
 crackers for some easy and tasty símores with no campfire.


Símores Snack Mix

Break up graham crackers into bite sized pieces (or pick up some
 Teddy Grahams), mix with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.




Teach children how to build a campfire. Start by placing a small pile of coconut
 (tinder) on a napkin or plate. Place small rod pretzels (kindling) in an "A"
 or square shape. Add larger rod pretzels (logs) on top following the base
 shape.  Sprinkle chocolate chips (charcoal) on top. Enjoy!


Yummy Campfire

You will need: 12 m&m's for the fire ring rocks, three pretzel sticks in the shape of a
 triangle for the fuel, Hershey kiss for the fire starter (a girl scout trick), coconut for
 the tinder, potato sticks for the kindling, a little piece of red licorice string for the
 match, and then, of course,  you must roast a mini-marshmallow on a toothpick.


Goiní Fishing

Place goldfish crackers on a blue napkin (as a lake or pond).  Have the children
 dip pretzel sticks (fishing pole) into peanut butter (bait) and then
 touch the peanut butter to the goldfish....ĒHey, I caught one!Ē


Hotdog "Filet" Special

Ingredients Needed:
Small slice of cheese
Strip of bacon

2 toothpicks Cut hotdog lengthwise, but not all the way through. Stuff
sliced cheese into the slit. Wrap with bacon slice, securing ends of bacon
with a toothpick. Cook on a stick or in a cardboard box oven, 10-15 minutes.


Ziploc Spoon Fudge

Ingredients Needed:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. butter (1/8 stick)
2 tsp. cream cheese
few dashes vanilla
1/2 - 1 Tbsp. cocoa
1 "Ziploc" sandwich bag

Place all ingredients in the Ziploc bag and squeeze
out all the air. Squish and smoosh the bag until all the ingredients are well
mixed and there is a creamy consistency. Add any flavorings or other stuff
like raisins, M&Ms, nuts, peanut butter, etc.


Ziploc Spoon Fudge
(large serving)

Ingredients Needed:
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
3 oz. cube cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 cup cocoa
1 gallon size"Ziploc" bag

Place all ingredients in the Ziploc bag and squeeze out all the air. Squish and smoosh
 the bag until all the ingredients are well mixed and there is a creamy consistency.
 Add any flavorings or other stuff like raisins, M&Ms, nuts, peanut butter, etc.


Kid's Ice Cream

Ingredients Needed:
1/2 cup milk (lowfat is OK)
2 different sized coffee cans
or "Ziploc" freezer bags
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
6 Tbs salt (for larger container)

Place milk, sugar and vanilla in smaller container and seal it tightly.
Fill the large container half full of ice and add the salt. Place the
smaller container inside the larger container and seal it tightly. Shake it
for about 5-15 minutes or until it turns into ice cream. Wipe off the edge
of the small container before opening it (you may mix some salt into the ice cream)!

If using a can, you can kick it to mix it, but be sure that both lids are duct-taped very well first.
 Shaking the container can easily tire some people. (Make games: how far can you kick it;
 can you kick to a "goal"; can yours collide with someone else's?)


Banana Boats

Leaving the skin on slice halfway through the long way. Place broken up marshmallows and small bits of
 chocolate in the banana slit. Wrap the entire banana in tin foil and worm in the oven until chocolate
and marshmallows begin to melt. When warmed, scoop out banana and marshmallows with a spoon.








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