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Fun Caravan Holiday Recipes for Kids (of all ages)!

August 31 2011 | kelly

Easy and tasty campfire recipes for caravanning families

Kids love to cook while camping, so why not let them have a go while you put your feet up? A humble box of aluminum foil is all the camp cooking gear they need.

The beauty of foil cooking is that it’s simple and will keep young minds occupied. All kids need to do is apply a non-stick spray (or you can use non-stick aluminum foil), assemble their ingredients and fold the foil closed. You can cut up the ingredients at the campground, or prepare them beforehand and then store them in separate containers in your cooler. You could let each child create his or her own foil food, so that they can all get in on the fun.

Foil Roasted Veggies
If you think kids won’t eat vegetables, you might be surprised how they change their minds when they can play with some foil and there’s a campfire involved. Pick their favorites (they must like a couple, right?) and add some others for yourself. Vegies should be seasoned and placed in a closed foil wrap package on a low heat campfire or camping stove, and left to cook for 30-45 minutes.

Campfire Foil Fries
Liberally coat foil and lightly cover pre-cut potatoes with non-stick spray. Place the food in the center of a large piece of foil, and sprinkle with seasoning of your choice. Close foil then roast the spuds over coals or a heat stove for 45 minutes.

Banana Buddies
Run a cut down the middle of a banana that’s still in its skin. Stuff the cut with anything you like, including marshmallows, mars bar, flake, chocolate chips or anything sweet. Wrap in foil and place either on coals or close to the fire for a good 20 minutes. The banana will go soft and the ingredients in the middle will melt into the banana.

Orange cake
Grab an orange and cut the top off like a jack-o-lantern. Eat the innards of the orange with a spoon and place some cake mix inside, up to about half way. Replace the lid and wrap the orange in foil. Place the package by the fire or on a bed of coals for about 15 to 20 minutes. Unwrap, and presto! A small orange cake cooked to perfection. The flavour of the orange combined with the cake mixture is delicious.

Pear and Chocolate Bread Foil Dessert
Take a large square of foil, and spray it with non-stick spray. Add diced pears, chocolate chips and chunks of white bread. Close and place over a campfire or stove for 20 to 30 minutes.

Bon appetit!

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One thought on “Fun Caravan Holiday Recipes for Kids (of all ages)!”

  1. Great article! My mouth is watering and I want to go light a campfire for the kids to cook dinner right now!

    Loved that you kept it simple and short.

    Thanks : )

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