Luci's Healthy Marketplace has kid-friendly campfire snacks and desserts

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 26, 2017

Campfire Brownie Orange Treats
1.    At least 1 orange per camper
2.    Brownie or cake mix - *see notes below
3.    Frosting
4.    1 sharp knife (to cut the oranges)
5.    Sturdy soup spoons
6.    Parchment paper & Heavy-duty foil wrap

Notes: For brownie mix you will get approx.. 8 - 10 desserts. Cake mix will yield approx.. 12 - 16 desserts.

1.    Mix cake mix according to the instructions on box; put to the side (do not bake).
2.    Slice the top third of each orange; leave the top pieces to the side (you can use them as garnish later). Scoop the fruit out of the bottom 2/3 of the fruit, so that you have an empty shell.
3.    Fill each orange shell 2/3 full with cake batter, recapped, and wrapped in parchment paper then foil. The foil-wrapped, hollowed-out oranges will act as mini-ovens, baking the brownies or cake mix while protecting it from the scorching affects of direct heat.
4.    Cook  for 20 minutes on the hot coals; shift frequently.
5.    Let the cakes cool off, and then frost liberally with chocolate fudge frosting and slices from the unused top portion of the orange as garnish. Then enjoy eating the cake directly from the orange.

Note: These orange cakes can also be grilled (15-20 minutes) or baked in an oven (40 minutes). Also, the mix can be done without eggs. And if packing ingredients for your trip, just put the proper measurements for water and oil in a water bottle. And when ready to make, just pour liquids into dry cake mix.

Campfire S'more Cones
1.    Waffle Ice Cream Cones
2.    Topping Ideas: Marshmallows, Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate bar pieces, Butterscotch Chips, Chocolate Chips, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries…the list is endless.
3.    Parchment paper and Aluminum

1.    Line each cone with peanut butter then incorporate your favorite toppings.
2.    Wrap each cone with parchments paper then aluminum foil.
3.    Place over the campfire for about 3-5 minutes, on a heated grill for 5-6 minutes, or in the oven at 375 degrees for about 5-8 minutes turning a couple times until toppings are melted.
4.    Enjoy!

Campfire Baked Apples Stuffed with Granola Nuts and Dried Fruit
4 large apples, such as Gala or Granny Smith
2 TBS lemon juice
1 cup of granola
1/4 cup cranberries, dried
2 TBS raisins
2 TBS walnuts, chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
1 TBS butter, unsalted, softened

1.    Using a knife of an apple corer carefully core 4 large apples , such as Gala or
2.    Granny Smith. Be sure not to break the apples.
3.    Brush the inside of the apples with 1 TBS lemon juice.
4.    Place each apple on their own a 10-inch square sheet of parchment paper
and aluminum foil.

5.    In a small bowl, mix:
1 TBS lemon juice
1 cup of granola
1/4 cup cranberries, dried
2 TBS raisins
2 TBS walnuts , chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/2 TBS butter, unsalted , softened

6.    Press granola and dried fruit mixture into the cavity of each apple.
7.    Cut butter into four pieces and place one piece of butter on top of each
apple, over the center filled with the dried fruit mixture.
8.    Wrap each apple tightly with the parchment paper and aluminum foil.
Place aluminum foil wrapped apples in or next to hot coals, not onto open
flame, and cook for 30 minutes 1 hour. Keep checking your apples. If
coals are too hot, remove from coals and place on a grate over the coals.
Apples are done when they feel tender when pressed. When the package
is cool enough to handle, unwrap and eat preferably warm, with ice cream
or with yogurt.

Serving Suggestions: For an extra indulgent, during the last 5 minutes of cooking time, add 1 caramel candy square on top of apple.
Cooking Tips: * Apples can also be baked in an oven at 350ºF for approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Luci's Healthy Marketplace
1590 East Bethany Home Road, Phoenix AZ 85014
(602) 773-1339