Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fireside Goodies

I have been thinking about camping trips for the summer - subjects for future posts - and have really been missing camping.  I think my favorite time of day when camping might be at night when the family and friends gather around the campfire.  It is always such a cozy and peaceful time, you might hear someone playing their guitar and singing a couple of campsites over, you hear kiddos giggling and playing in the dark, and of course, it is a great time to reconnect with the fam.  Of course, this usually involves food.
Here is a snack I tried a couple of camping trips ago:  
You will need tortillas, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and peanuts.  Also aluminum foil.  I like to use the heavy duty kind to use over the fire.
First spread some peanut butter on the tortilla.  I tore off the aluminum foil and created my snack right on the foil it would be wrapped in.
Sprinkle with peanuts or cashews.  I chose cashews because they are an extra special treat for my family.  You could use other nuts here as well.  I imagine walnuts or pecans would be wonderful!
 Next, some mini marshmallows.
Add some chocolate chips, again you could substitute other types of chips here as well.  
Roll the tortilla up.
And tuck in the ends.  I'm not very good at this, so some were little squares and some were longer rectangles.  No matter, the results were the same.

Wrap them up tight in foil.  And put them on the fire pit.  We had to rig up a grate with some blocks of wood and rocks.  I didn't take a picture of that, it wasn't pretty ;)  One of those hanging grates on a tripod or other such set up would be wonderful for this.
Here they are.  I think we should have left them on the fire longer.  Oh well, next time, I will start them earlier and put them on the fire a little bit before everyone starts heading back.  That way they will be ready to go when they gather round.
You could add lots of other things to these.  I'm thinking bananas, cherry pie filling, apple slices and maybe cinnamon chips.  Oh boy!  I can't wait to go camping!
What type of snacks do you enjoy while relaxing in the beautiful outdoors?