Tin Foil Recipes - Desserts and Snacks

Tin Foil Recipes - Desserts and Snacks
Cater to your sweet tooth around the campfire. (Some of these recipes will also work as a 'sweet' breakfast!)

Except for the dough recipe, all are for one packet, or one person.


Apple Turnover
(My children devoured this and came back looking for more.)

½ of a Bisquick dough recipe, see below
1 apple, peeled, cored, seeded and sliced
1 T. melted butter
2 T. cinnamon sugar
1/4 c. frosting in a plastic bag

Spray a piece of foil. Have one person hold the foil securely while you roll the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Mound the sliced apple on one half of the rectangle. Now, using the tin foil, fold the dough over onto the apple-mounded side. Peel back the foil, helping with your fingers if you have to. Seal the dough well. Respray the foil that was pulled back from the dough. Seal the foil around the turnover, leaving room for it to expand. Cook.

We cooked this for 10 minutes each side. Total cooking time: 20 minutes. When cool, snip a tiny corner off the plastic bag and squeeze the frosting over the turnover.

Banana Boats
(These taste like a hot banana split without the ice cream. They are wonderful and gooey. Eat them with spoons and have napkins.)
1 banana per person
an assortment of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, diced caramels, marshmallows, etc. (If it is candy and will melt, it will work. You can even slice your favorite candy bars and put the pieces on top)

Spray foil. Hold the banana in your hand so it curves up like a smile. Using a knife, score the peel lengthwise in two places and pull back this portion. Try not to disconnect the peel. You will need to place it back over the banana as a lid. If it falls off, it will still work. Just keep it out of the dirt.

Repeat the double scoring on the banana. Lift out the long, skinny section of fruit you just cut. (Some people eat this piece but I like to use this banana section as a covering on top of the candy. It keeps it from melting and sticking to the banana peel or foil.)

You should now have a little canal or trench running down the length of your banana. Fill this trench with your choice of candy and marshmallows. Return the banana piece (if not eaten), return the banana peel, wrap in foil and place near the fire just until candy melts and marshmallows are puffy. Diced caramel pieces will take longer.

The heat will melt the chips in 5 minutes, depending on where you set the banana.

Bisquick Dough Recipe
2 1/4 c. Bisquick
½ c. milk

Mix this and knead into a pliable, soft ball. You may need to add a little flour or Bisquick to keep it from sticking. This recipe will make two Apple Turnovers or a dozen Cinnamon Twists.

Cinnamon Twists

½ of a Bisquick dough recipe, see above
1 tsp. melted butter
1/3 c cinnamon sugar
raisins, optional
1 T. frosting inside a plastic bag

Spray a piece of foil. Have one person hold the foil securely while you roll the dough into a thin rectangle. Spread on melted butter, top with cinnamon sugar and raisins. Using your fingers and starting on the long side, carefully roll the dough away from the tin foil into a long tube. Roll the tube to one edge of the foil and respray the remaining foil. This time roll the tube up inside the foil and seal the ends.

We cooked this for 5 minutes on each side for a total cooking time of 10 minutes. When cool, snip a tiny corner off the frosting bag and squirt frosting over the twist.

Fruit Tortillas
(Simple and so good. We’ve done these for years and they’ve been a hit at every campfire. We usually make extras to share with other campers.)
1 tortilla per person
1 T. butter
1/3 c. favorite pie filling (We like apple or blueberry, but any flavor pie filling will work.)
1 T. cinnamon sugar
1 T. frosting in a plastic bag.

Spray a piece of tin foil. Butter one side of the tortilla. Turn it over so the butter side is now against the tin foil. Spread the pie filling down the center of the unbuttered side. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar. Roll tortilla around pie filling. Wrap in foil. Seal and cook.

Cook 5 minutes per side, just until the tortilla starts to crisp and turn golden. When cool, snip a tiny corner off the frosting bag and squeeze frosting onto the tortilla.


For more ideas, check out "Roughing It Easy at Girls Camp" by Dian Thomas. Terrie Lynn Bittner wrote a review of Thomas' book that's still available on this site. Read what she said under the "Reviews" subject on the LDS Families' home page. You'll find it under "Books - General". And remember, you don't have to be at girl's camp to benefit from this great book.

Copyright © 2007 Deseret Book
Roughing It Easy at Girls Camp

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Young Women Outdoor Cooking Book 1: Camp Suggestions

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