When it comes to camping food, most people prefer it to be a no-fuss affair, with preferably little prep and dish washing accompanying the process. You can manage this pretty easily by making a meal plan and prepping food as much as possible beforehand, but one of the easiest ways to cook meals in the outdoors is by campfire. Here are just a few easy campfire snacks that only require aluminum foil and a few ingredients to prepare, and virtually no cleanup afterward.
Sure, you can go out anytime and buy those ready-made Jiffy Pop aluminum pans to throw on the campfire for a nighttime snack, but if you don’t have time or just don’t feel like running to the store, you can easily make campfire popcorn in a piece of aluminum foil, and you can make a big batch for everyone to share or individual satchels for each camper. Simply place a handful of popcorn kernels in the center of the foil, cover with a couple tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil, seal into a pouch leaving enough room for it to expand as the popcorn pops, and place over coals, not an open flame. Just like with other kinds of instant popcorn, listen for the popping to gradually slow before you take it off the coals with a pair of tongs. Let cool for a couple minutes, and then season with salt, garlic salt, seasoning salt, or any other flavor you desire!
This decadent treat is a surprisingly easy campfire snack to whip up under a twilight sky as an appetizer before dinner, and you can look forward to rave reviews for very little effort. All you need for this campfire fondue is a 7-8 oz wheel of brie or Camembert cheese, which you will place inside a big enough piece of industrial strength foil to wrap the entire wheel and poke several holes into the top with a toothpick or fork. Then pour a tablespoon of brandy over the holes, and wrap tightly in the foil. Place over glowing coals — not open flame — for about 10-12 minutes, turning regularly with a pair of tongs to heat the cheese evenly. Take the wheel carefully out of the coals and place on a plate. After cooling for a minute or two, open the foil and enjoy the fondue with pre-cut chunks of french bread. Satisfying and delicious, this will surely become a family favorite.