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Favorite Fireside Treats You've Never Tried

Favorite Fireside Treats You've Never Tried

Break away from the basic s’mores status quo.

Bonfire season is UPON US, y’all. You know what that means — s’mores, sweaters, apple cider, and the C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song! In preparation for brisk fall nights, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite fireside treats to try this season.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! This first recipe is a twist on a classic treat. Pretty much everyone is familiar with s’mores, so this recipe should be easy to master. With only three ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to whip up.

Ingredients

  • Graham crackers

  • Marshmallows

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

  • Wooden skewers or metal roasting skewers

Directions

  1. Prepare two halves of a graham cracker with a Reese’s on one half.

  2. Roast a marshmallow over the fire to your liking.

  3. Squish the freshly roasted marshmallow between your graham crackers and enjoy!


Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Another salve for your sweet tooth! This recipe is good for bonfires with a crowd — one batch makes 8 roll-ups. I know cinnamon rolls are typically a breakfast food, but I don’t discriminate. Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Plus, the smoky fire flavor in this treat takes it to a level that cannot be confined to mere breakfast.

Ingredients

  • One tube of crescent rolls

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • ¼ cup of powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp of water for glaze

  • Wooden skewers or metal roasting skewers

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Separate crescent rolls and roll each one around a skewer, starting with the long edge on the inside.

  3. Roll each cinnamon roll-up in the cinnamon sugar mix.

  4. Roast roll-ups over the fire for about five minutes or until golden brown.

  5. Combine ¼ cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp water to make glaze and drizzle over roll-ups before serving.


Baked Apples Stuffed with Nuts and Dried Fruit

Looking for something a little lighter? Baked apples probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind when you think about campfire desserts, but give them a shot! They’re filled with goodies like nuts, dried fruit, and spices. Your campsite will smell amazing.

Ingredients

  • 4 large apples, such as Gala or Granny Smith

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup cranberries, dried

  • 2 tbsp raisins

  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground

  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground

Directions

  1. Using a knife of an apple corer carefully core the apples. Be sure not to break them open!

  2. Brush the inside of the apples with 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

  3. Place each apple on their own a 10-inch square sheet of aluminum foil.

  4. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp lemon juice, cranberries, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  5. Press the dried fruit and nut mixture into the center of each cored apple.

  6. Wrap each apple tightly with the aluminum foil.

  7. Place aluminum foil wrapped apples in or next to hot coals, not onto the open flame, and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Keep checking your apples. If the coals are too hot, remove from coals and place on a grate over the coals. Apples are done when they feel tender when squeezed.

  8. Serve warm.


These sweet recipes can take your campfire to the next level. They’re so easy that even you and your friends can handle them. Which one are you going to try first?


NOTE: Trying all of these recipes at once may lead to a serious food coma. Such an endeavor is not for the faint of heart.

Want to see some savory bonfire recipes? Let us know on social media, @AuburnCampusRec.

Be well, Auburn.


Photography by Julia B.

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