Fun Snacks to Combat Hunger when camping

Fun Snacks to Combat Hunger

Fun Snacks to Combat Hunger, Snacks are often pre-made, but there’s no reason you can’t whip something up if your campfire is already going.

Fun Snacks to Combat Hunger

Fun Snacks to Combat Hunger


What better snack for telling tales in the dark than popcorn? You can pop your own right over the fire.

  • Serves 1
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons popcorn kernels
  • Salt
  • Aluminum Foil

Make a loose bag with the foil and pour in the oil and popcorn. Tie the top of the “bag” with string and tie it to a long stick. Now simply shake the bag non-stop over the hot coals until the popping slows and nearly stops. Open the package and sprinkle with salt for a tasty snack.

Cinnamon Spirals

These easy spirals are yummy and fun for kids to whip up.

  • Serves 4
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup water


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • In a bowl or small bag, mix 1 tablespoon of cinnamon with ¼ cup of sugar. Set aside.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. This can be done before you leave home, in a Ziploc bag. Add the water and butter and mix until dough is formed. Divide the dough into four parts and roll each section out to about a foot long. Wrap around the end of a cooking stick, leaving space between the spirals and cook over hot coals until golden brown and cooked through. Brush the spirals with butter and dip in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Eat hot or save cold for a snack later.


A campfire classic, bannock is something that everyone should know how to make.

  • Serves 4
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2/ 3 cup warm water

Mix the dry ingredients at home, so you just have to add the water and oil at the site. Gently knead until the dough comes together. Divide into four portions and squeeze the dough around a cooking stick. Roast over the fire until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Eat as is, or add some jam to the middle or your bannock.

Real Potato Chips

These “chips” are nothing like the ones in the bag, but delicious nonetheless.

  • Serves 2
  • 3 potatoes, sliced
  • ¼” thick Olive oil
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning mix

Toss the potatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoning and lay on a grill over hot coals. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turn and cook another 3-4 minutes before serving.


A fast meal to whip up with minimal prep, perfect for on the go energy.

  • Serves 4
  • 4 tostadas
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Heat the refried beans in a frying pan over the fire. Spread each tostada with beans and sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Campfire Poppers

If you love jalapeño poppers, you’re going to love this simple campfire version.

  • Serves 4
  • 4 jalapeños
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 slices bacon
  • Aluminum foil

Mix the cream cheese, garlic and parsley together. This can be done ahead of time, if desired, to allow the flavours to mingle. Slit the jalapeños lengthwise without removing the tops. Scoop out the seeds and stuff with cream cheese. Wrap each pepper in a strip of bacon and then in aluminum foil. Cook for 10 minutes over hot coals, turning frequently.

Cheesy Salsa Dip

Grab the chips, or a bunch of vegetables and dig into this delicious, simple dip.

  • Makes 1 cup
  • 1 container herb flavoured cream cheese
  • 1 jar salsa
  • Aluminum foil

Put the cheese in the center of a sheet of aluminum foil and top with the salsa. Fold the foil around the cheese to make a sealed package and cook over hot coals for 10 minutes or until melted. Open the top of the package and dip away.


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