Really cool ideas from Pinterest, one of my favorite sites. Simple chocolate covered raisins as bear poop.
Filled up a bow with pretzels as twigs
Create a bunch of different trays or bags as trail mix.
How creative is this campfire cookies from ourbestbites.com they are absolutely perfect for decorating our camp themed dessert station. Here is Sara Well’s tutorial for you guys.
Three simple steps here: Spread on some frosting, sprinkle the top generously with dirt (Oreos!), and then surround your fire pit with rocks
You can do them multi-colored, or pick out the same color rocks. I like the ones with a uniform color.
for the flames she used coconut and here is how she colored it.
She took a handful of coconut and put it in 3 separate bowls. Drop a couple drops of liquid yellow food coloring in one, red in another, and orange in the last one. Use a fork to stir and smash until the coconut is colored. At first it will look like nothing is happening, but just keep smashing it around and soon it will distribute. Place the coconut on a baking sheet and we’ll toast it in the oven.
She said that the nice thing is that the food coloring prevents most browning, so the coconut stays vibrant and bright, but has that perfect toasted crunch to it. It also holds its shape like little fiery flames. Just place a little fire right in the center of your fire-pit.
She also added a few little mini pretzel sticks so you have some wood to burn. She gave the pretzels a quick dip in chocolate, mostly because she think things that start with the phrase “chocolate-dipped” are a general improvement over things that don’t start with the phrase “chocolate-dipped.” I agree with her, very funny
Bonfire Cupcake Recipe
By Tastemade.co.uk if you click in their link you will be able to see a video tutorial with the instructions
200 grams Plain flour
45 grams Cocoa powder
2 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Salt
100 grams Soft light brown sugar
180 grams Caster sugar
80 grams Unsalted butter
240 ml Whole milk
Grated zest of 1 Orange
450 grams Icing sugar
150 grams Unsalted butter
35-40 ml Whole milk
Yellow & Red gel food colour
Orange flavoured Matchmakers
- Preheat oven to 190ºC. Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl beat together the butter and two sugars until creamy.
- Meanwhile, in another bowl/jug whisk together the milk, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add ⅓ of the wet ingredients into the butter mixture and mix on a slow/medium speed followed by ⅓ of the dry ingredients.
- Scrape down your bowl and beat in ½ the remaining wet ingredients followed by the rest of the dry ingredients. Once combined pour in the remaining wet ingredients.
- Once the mixture is smooth, evenly divide it into the cupcake cases.
- Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- For the buttercream sift the icing sugar into a bowl and beat it into the butter. Once sandy pour in the milk to combine.
- Beat for a good 5 minutes until the icing is paler in colour and is light and fluffy. Divide buttercream into two bowls.
- Colour one bowl of buttercream yellow and the other orangey red using both the red and yellow gel colour.
- Place the icing into a piping bag with a star tip adding small dollops at a time alternating between the two colours to create a fire effect.
- Pipe swirls onto each cupcake and decorate by breaking up the matchmakers into smaller pieces and leaning them against the buttercream to look like a bonfire.
- Enjoy 😀
S’more Marshmallow on a Stick
Super easy and simple to make
Just melt the chocolate and dip it on Gram Crackers
Cake-pop S’more Tutorial
Really great tutorial at the Momsandmunchkins.ca website
- Chocolate Cake Pop Dough
- Marshmallow flavored candy melts (if you can’t find these at your local craft store you can order them on Amazon)
- Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Bar
- Cake Pop Sticks
Wax Paper Instructions
First you’ll need some chocolate cake pop dough. If you don’t already have this handy you can bake your favorite chocolate cake, add some frosting, and turn it into cake pop dough. Roll out some cake pop balls and you’re all set.
Put a couple graham crackers into a baggie and smash them, not too much though, you’ll want bigger pieces so you get the entire s’mores experience.
Break up your chocolate candy bar. I also halved the pieces, but you can leave them whole if you want things to be extra chocolatey.
I’m not sure why, but the texture of my marshmallow candy melts were kinda off. It could be because I got them on a day it was 105* and the chocolate was completely melted inside the bag, or maybe it’s just the extra flavoring. I’m not entirely sure, but I had to add a tiny bit of vegetable oil to thin it out.
Dip the ends of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate, then into your cake pops. While you wait for that chocolate to harden get your graham cracker crumbs and chocolate ready.
Dip the entire cake pop into the marshmallow chocolate and gently tap off the excess chocolate.
Grab a handful of graham cracker crumbs and sprinkle them on the top of the cake pop, then place the cake pop stick up onto your wax paper. The graham cracker crumbs should be on the bottom now.
TEDDY GRAHAM S’MORE POPS