Campfire Recipes


It’s six days away from Summer! Vacations, Sunshine, Friends! Oh boy!  Before we jump into the Campfire recipes, I’d like to share our favorite camping spot, Harding’s Point, NB.

My husband and I were invited last year to go camping to a couple places. We ended up at Harding’s Point, New Brunswick in their Wilderness Tenting section.  LOVELY area for anyone looking for a safe, clean,  and friendly environment.  Just look at the view!  You are directly on the Saint John River, with the water only 20 or so feet away! (Depending on which site number you take.)

Aerial view, Tenting area on the left, in the woods.
Pool, Washrooms and Showers for use of Campground folk only
Wooded area for walking, hiking, etc.

What is your favorite part of camping?  Mine is Exploring/ taking photos and EATING.Who doesn’t travel to try new food(s)?

Now, onto the recipes!

  1. Melted Cheese Dip for Nachos, Veggies, etc

  2. Orange Cake

    Grab an orange and cut the top off like a jack-o-lantern. Eat/store all innards of the orange with a spoon and then place some cake mix inside, up to about half way. Replace the lid and wrap the orange in foil. Place the package on a bed of coals in the fire for about 15 to 20 minutes. Unwrap, and enjoy! A small orange cake cooked to perfection. The flavour of the orange combined with the cake mixture is delicious.

    For a super easy chocolate cake mix you’ll need:

    • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
    • 1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
    • 1 cup  caster sugar
    • 80 grams butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  3. Chocolate and Marshmallow Stuffed Bananas

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tin foil boat


  1. Slice one banana so there is a deep slit in the top of the banana. Be careful not to cut all the way through the banana.
  2. Using your thumb, or a spoon, separate the fruit of the banana and then stuff it with chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  3. Construct a tin foil boat that is just big enough to hold the banana upright.
  4. Place the banana into the tin foil boat and place it onto the coals. Cover your foil and let the banana grill for 4-5 minutes until the skin of the banana is dark and the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are puffed.
  5. Remove the banana in the tin foil boat from the coals with a pair of tongs. Let the banana rest for 1-2 minutes and then serve.