Camping food is a big part part of our camping tradition. My parents are champion outdoor chefs. I remember being a kid and thinking it was genius to make pizza in dutch ovens. This year my Dad made Peach Cobbler Cake with some fresh Oregon blueberries thrown in (I just had to pick 12 lbs to bring with us).
But even though that cobbler was good, I think our unique smores took the cake.
In our plentiful “you-pick” berry farms, we’ve had some pretty huge, plump, stuff-your-face raspberries. In one sweet moment, I decided to add them to some smores. I don’t know if I’ve ever made a better decision.
The other good part of our smores is nutella. Even if you’re not a nutella fan (I know there’s some of you out there), this is a place you’ll want to use it. Chocolate bars just don’t melt. If I’m going to splurge and eat a smore, I want it to be creamy.
Layer your perfectly browned marshmallow (I’m anti burned mallows) and about 6 raspberries on one side, spread your nutella on the other cracker, sandwich together, and devour before anyone else takes it. Welcome to a new world!
On the flip side, we wanted to bring a savory s’more for everyone.
Tyler recently went on a camping trip with some other guys. His friend Justin brought along precooked bacon…not for breakfast. It was a big surprise when he brought it out for dessert?!
Before you judge, there are plenty of things that look good, but tastes awful. This one looks questionable, but is actually pretty good.
The method for cooking this is wrapping the uncooked marshmallows with precooked bacon, then cooking them together.
The bacon is an understatement to the regular nutella and marshmallow flavors. There’s just a hint of saltiness that settles on your tongue, a good balance to the sweet.
I’m so excited for you to try both of these recipes and tell me what you think! There’s still plenty of good camping weather this year and I’ve already planned your dessert, so no more excuses!
That said, I really am a fan of the raspberry one more than the bacon. It tastes pretty amazing. I googled it and apparently other people have thought of the same thing…and I thought I was so innovative. I guess there’s other cool people like me out there.
And if you’re looking to really switch things up, we even did a bacon raspberry combo! It’s getting all crazy over here now!
These are my brothers. They’re pretty cool. Not only do they love to ride motorcycles, shoot guns for target practice, and drive their trucks (true Montana men), they are super sweet with their little children and softies when you really get into a good conversation. And on top of all that, they put up with my feeding them some vegan food while we were there.
Each family took turns cooking and I made the Baked
Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Creme and Southwestern Beans. They were most surprised by the cashew creme. I also brought along some Homemade Granola and Peanut Butter Date Bars with Mini Chocolate Chips. It was fun to share some of the food I’ve been cooking up at home. And total bonus that it works great when you’re living outside for a week!
What’s your favorite camping food? Do you have any famous desserts to share? Or maybe your top use for raspberries?