5 Perfect Campfire Recipes For Children

5 Perfect Campfire Recipes For Children | Jellystone Park in Robert, LA. Image of a bonfire with a boy playing the guitar and a girl roasting barbeque over the fire. With big print “Five Perfect Campfire Recipes.”Fireside cooking is one of the most rewarding parts of the camping experience. But when kiddos want to get in on the fun, things could get a little more complicated. 

If you're looking for delicious recipes your little ones could make on their own (or with some help), then this is the article for you!

These campfire recipes can be easily made, only requiring a few ingredients to whip up. With classic flavors and simple prep steps, children will love the chance to create amazing snacks on their own. 

From sweet treats to savory bites, check out this lineup of incredible campfire recipes!

Delicious Campfire Food For Kids To Make

Kids of all ages love (and love making) these easy campfire recipes. Choose your favorite below!

1. Campfire Mac 'N Cheese

You've never had cheesy goodness quite like this before. Mac is the perfect complement to barbecue, pulled pork, or anything meaty. 

You're more than welcome to build the 'batter' in advance. Or bring the ingredients along for some kitchen prep in the great outdoors. 

The process is simple. Your little ones will create small packs of pasta and cheese, then roast them to perfection over a smoldering campfire. 

Hungry yet? Fire up your taste buds for this kid-friendly campfire mac 'n cheese.

2. Animal Hotdogs

This is an entertaining take on an old classic. Turn your hotdogs into fun animal shapes using nothing but a sharp knife. If you're concerned about your children using knives on their own, feel free to jump in as the sous' chef!

Pick your favorite animal from these hotdog designs.

3. Walking Tacos

Salty chips, savory beef, and refreshing sour cream—all in one! The Walking Taco is a fan-favorite campfire recipe for many reasons and one that any child can make! 

All you need are snack chip bags and some taco meat to get started. But young chefs might want to add a couple of other fixings like:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce

…and more!

Stir up some fun with the full Walking Taco recipe here.

4. S'mores Popcorn Balls

Seriously: who doesn't love s'mores? All you need for this tasty twist on a classic recipe is chocolate, popcorn, some Honey Grahams, and plenty of marshmallows. 

Roast the marshmallows over the fire until golden brown, then mix them thoroughly with the chocolate, Honey Grahams, and popcorn. Enjoy!

You can find the full recipe waiting for you here.

5. Chocolate Skillet Cake

This is an ooey, gooey recipe that will have everyone begging for more! 

We'd recommend making the batter in advance and bringing it along in the cooler for simplicity's sake. This will make the baking process easier for younger children, who may only prefer to move the skillet over the fire. 

Be sure to pack a few extra spoons for everyone to eat straight out of the pan! If you forget utensils or you'd rather split portions on a plate, don't hesitate to stop by the Jellystone General Store!

Discover the chocolate cake of your dreams at this recipe.

Cook Up Something Special At Jellystone Park

No matter what you choose to fry up this year, test it out in a safe, fun, and family-friendly environment. 

Jellystone Park in Robert, LA is the perfect campsite for families of all sizes. We offer staple foods, firewood, and all the cooking utensils you need to make something memorable. 

Kick back and watch the sunset with some delicious s'mores. Eat your fill while watching the stars go 'round.

Call today at (985) 542-1507 to learn more about booking times. Or book a tent site, RV pad, or cabin using our online portal

We've got hundreds of lots and locations to select from. We can't wait to see what you'll be cooking up!

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