Wednesday, June 20, 2018

3 Always a Hit Camping Treats

Today I wanted to share a few of our favorite camping treats that we shared with our friends on our last camping trip.  These are both treats that I grew up making and loved to have as part of my camping trip!

The first one is camping cupcakes. You will need 1 orange or lemon per person, a cake batter, tinfoil, and frosting.

First you cut the top off the lemon or orange. I usually make them with oranges because they are bigger, but this time I forgot our oranges and luckily had extra lemons (and our friends had a few oranges) to use for it and the lemons were small but they tasted amazing.

Hollow out the peel. Sometimes you need to use a knife to cut around the fruit before scooping it up.

Then fill it up 3/4 of the way with the prepared cake batter.

Put the top back on, wrap it in tinfoil and set it on the hot coals for 20 minutes.

When they are done frost them up and enjoy lemon/orange infused cake!

The next thing I want to share is fresh squeezed lemonade for hiking.  This is why I needed candy sticks so bad! We used to squeeze lemons while we hiked all the time growing up so all the credit on this brilliant tip goes to my parents (I'm not sure where they learned it from).

Each person that is hiking gets a lemon. While you're hiking you start squeezing and you keep at it during the hike. When the lemon is pretty squishy (don't squeeze it hard enough to rip it or break it) you get a flavored candy stick, poke one end through the lemon, take a small bite out of the other end and then, start sucking. After a little while of sucking on the candy stick, you'll start getting lemon juice up the candy stick like a straw! My favorite is strawberry, but I also liked watermelon a lot too.

I love this treat because it's different than anything else, it gives you something to do while you hike, and it's refreshing!

Another one is smores, of course, but with a twist. I've never been a big fan or smores or marshmallows, but these ones are way better than a regular s'more.

The only difference between this s'more and a regular one is that you switch out the chocolate for basically any other form of chocolate. I've done Resses, E.L. Striped cookies, grasshopper cookies, and now I've done Magelbeys chocolate cake and Kit Kats. In this picture, J put a marshmallow between two Kit Kats and cut out the graham cracker altogether.  Switching it up really helps with the chocolate to marshmallow ratio. I highly suggest it.

What do you put on your S'mores?

Do you have a favorite camping treat or tradition?

Do you prefer lemon or orange flavor?


  1. I love the idea of using the lemon with the candy sticks! My kids would love that!

    1. It’s one of my favorite camping traditions from when I was little! Let me know how it goes if you try it.