Northern Michigan is a popular attraction for not only Michiganders, but for people all across the country. The great lakes, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Sault Saint Marie, and many other tourist attractions bring people to this beautiful state. The lakes and historic cities draw campers from all over. My family and friends love these recipes when we go camping, and College Lifestyles wants to share them with you! Whether you head out in the woods, a campground, the north or the south, these camping recipes will ensure that everyone is a happy camper!
A little twist to the classic s’more, adds just a little bit of nutrition to this delicious campfire treat!
- 1 Graham Cracker (broken in two pieces)
- ¼ Hershey Chocolate Bar
- 1 Large Marshmallow
- 1 Sliced Strawberry
Take one side of the graham cracker and layer it with the Hershey chocolate, and sliced strawberry. Roast your marshmallow over the campfire, grill, or even over the stove. Once your marshmallow is just how you like it, set it on top of the graham cracker, chocolate, and strawberries. Use the other cracker to remove your marshmallow from your roasting utensil. Enjoy!
When you need a break from s’mores banana boats are the perfect alternative!
- 4 Medium unpeeled ripe bananas
- 4 tbsp. miniature marshmallows
- 4 tsp. miniature chocolate chips
- Granola, coconut, or nuts can also be added if desired.
Cut the banana peel length wise about a ½ in deep, leaving about ½ in on both ends. Open the peel wider to form a little pocket. Fill each banana with 1 tablespoon of marshmallows and 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips. Shape and crimp heavy duty foil around each banana forming the boat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows are gold brown. Enjoy!
Omelets in a bag
Have a group to feed? Omelets in a bag lets everyone make their omelet how they like it!
- Bacon Bits
- Green peppers
- Heavy Duty Gallon Size Ziploc bags
Have everyone write their names on a ziploc bag with the sharpie marker. Cracks 2- 3 eggs into the ziploc bags. Press out the air in the bag and seal. Shake and squeeze the bag to beat the eggs. Chop meat and vegetables. Open the bag and have everyone add their desired amount to their bag. Press out as much air as possible and re-seal the bag.
Bring a large pot of water to boil and place up to 8 sealed bags into the boiling water. Cook them for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the omelet is cooked and firm. Open the bag and let omelet roll on to a plate. It should roll out easily if cooked correctly. Enjoy!
Campfire Calzones are an easy and delicious !
- 1 Whole wheat medium pizza crust
- ¼ Cup pizza sauce
- ½ Cup fat-free mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 Cup sliced pepperoni
- Extra fillings if desired
Roll out the dough on a pizza stone. Spread the sauce over the dough and add the cheese and pepperoni or other fillings you may like such as green pepper, onion, or mushrooms. Fold the pizza dough in half and begin rolling and pinching the edge of the folded dough together. The fillings should be sealed tightly inside the dough. Cover with a foil tent. Cook approximately 15 minutes, or until browned. Flip the calzone over and cook the other side until well browned.
For more recipes check out Tiffany Tyler’s article 5 Smore’s Alternatives!