June 17, 2013

Campfire Cones

This is the final post in my camping series. While I might have other food suggestions throughout the summer,  a dozen posts is more than enough for a series. It's time to move on to other topics.

So to wrap it up, I'm going to share a delicious camping idea that is guaranteed to make you the favorite person at camp and have everyone smiling at breakfast.
Ice Cream Cones for breakfast!!

Okay so maybe you won't actually use ice cream.
But you will use the cones and it's going to be scrumptious!

Campfire Cones have become a popular idea for camping and because you get to choose the filling, it can actually be healthy! okay, maybe healthy-ish?

What is a Campfire Cone?
Basically you take an empty waffle cone, fill it with yummy goodness, wrap it in tinfoil, heat, and eat. Regular sugar cones will work too but waffle cones are better because you can fit more yummy goodness inside.




Instructions with a little more detail:
Lay out a square of tin foil large enough to wrap around the entire cone.
Roll the cone up in the tin foil, leaving the top open so you can fill the cone.
Fill the cone with ingredients, fold the tinfoil over the top and heat by the fire.
It's going to take 5 or 10 minutes for the ingredients to warm up/melt. Use tongs to turn them a few times for even heating. Remove the cone and open the tinfoil. Eat the contents with a fork/spoon or just dive right in like you would any other cone.

This snack is great for an evening treat, but you can also have healthy ingredients for a fun camping breakfast. Here are some suggestions to try out.

Fruit Mix - Frozen or fresh mixed berries, marshmallows, brown sugar sprinkle

Chocolate Strawberries - Nutella, spread inside of the cone, fill with strawberries and marshmallows

PB and Banana - Peanut Butter, spread inside the cone, fill with banana and marshmallows

Butterscotch Banana - Banana pieces, butterscotch chips, brown sugar

Peach Delight - Peaches, white chocolate chips, graham crumbs, brown sugar

Baked Apple  - Apple pieces, raisins, cinnamon, sugar

Apple Pie - Apple pieces, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, graham crumbs

Marshmallows, chocolate chips and other ingredients can be added to taste

I would like to add a few pictures of the wrap and such but I am without my camera. I did find this video on YouTube that gives a good idea of the process for Campfire Cone smores.





You can change it around and use any ingredients you would like. Although they show it a little differently, I would wrap the tin foil around the cone first and then just close the top once it's filled.

Here are ingredients to bring along for Campfire Cones:

Chocolate Chips
White chocolate Chips
Butterscotch Chips
Peanut Butter Chips
Peanut Butter
Almond Butter
Hazelnut Butter (Nutella)
Jams and Jellies
Peanuts
Walnuts
Pecans
Almonds/Almond slivers
Toffee pieces
Mini marshmallows
Graham Crumbs
Chopped Choc Chip Cookies
Chopped Oreos
Junior Mints
M&Ms
Brown Sugar, Sugar
Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Coconut
Raisins
Granola

Fruit (chopped)
Banana
Strawberries
Blueberries
Berry Mix
Peaches
Apple

And remember when I said maybe you won't use ice cream? Well, ice cream (and whipped cream) can be added to this list if you have access to a freezer or the camp store isn't far off. I don't believe ice cream would last long in a regular cooler but if you can make it work, whipped cream or ice cream would make a great topping on the cone once the contents have warmed and melted. Soo good!

And that's it. A delicious breakfast (or evening treat) that will have you in a hero cape and everyone smiling.


As mentioned, this is the final camping post for this series.
This summer, get outside and enjoy time with your family and friends!

You can find the rest of the posts (and Free Printables) at the following links.

Camping Fun (printables)
Camping: Get Ready To Go - Food and Fires
Camping: Get Ready To Go - Convenience, Care and Critters (printable)



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