11 Campfire Snacks That Are An Absolute Must, Because It's Not Summer Without A Fire Pit

Whether you're tackling the great outdoors on a camping trip, or you're just making the most of your backyard bonfire, there's nothing like a snack perfectly prepared on an open fire — so campfire recipes are a must. While it's a given that campfires are great for making classics like s'mores, there are so many other options out there. Break out the tin foil to really take your camping game to the next level.

Grab the perfect camping trip book and set out to the best camp sites — or just fire up your own bonfire. It's time to get cooking.

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Müesli Bread On A Stick

You’ve probably never thought of cooking bread over the fire, but Green Kitchen Stories makes it look so tempting.

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Orange Cake

For an easy dessert, cook a mini cake inside an orange peel, as shown on The Kitchn.

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Easy Potatoes In Foil

Potatoes in foil are a fail-proof campfire food. Damn Delicious puts them in the oven, but you can just as easily throw them on the fire.

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Cajun Foil Packets

Some spices, shrimp, and rice make A Beautiful Mess’ aromatic foil packets an unexpected camping meal.

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Foil Packet Sweet Potato Tacos

This Mexican-inspired take on foil potatoes by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe makes a zesty, easy dinner option.

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Cheesy Grilled Potato Packets

Cheese and potatoes are simply a combo made in heaven, as proven here by The Kitchn.

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Campfire Breakfast Burritos

It’s pretty much impossible to go wrong with burritos — especially when they’re toasted over the fire like Taste and Tell’s breakfast option.

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Shrimp Fajitas In Foil

Toss Damn Delicious’ fajitas in some foil before throwing them on the grill, and soon enough you’ll have a restaurant quality meal.

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S’mores are a no-brainer. But Naturally Ella shows how you can really make them from scratch to truly impress your bonfire companions.

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Dutch Oven Frito Pie

Use a dutch oven to cook Taste and Tell’s chili on the fire before pouring it generously over Fritos.

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Red Potato Foil Packets With Pesto Ranch Sauce

Foil potatos become a savory snack with A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ pesto ranch sauce.

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