Campfire Orange Brownies
At least 1 orange per camper (a few extras would be good for “seconds” Brownie or cake mix – see notes below 1 sharp knife (to cut the oranges Sturdy soup spoons Heavy-duty foil wrap
Notes: For brownie mix you will get approx. 8 – 10 desserts. Cake mix will yield approx. 12 – 16 desserts.
1. Cut the top off the orange – about 1/3 way down. (adults should to this)
2. Let the kids use sturdy soup spoons to scoop out the inside of the orange – careful not to rip or puncture the orange peel
** This will be messy, but it is a fun part of the activity for the kids – so be ready with paper towels and wet wipes.
3. While the kids are scooping out the oranges – mix the brownie mix, per pkg. directions
4. Let the kids fill their own oranges – approx. 2/3 full
5. Place orange cap back on top and, while keeping orange upright, wrap orange in heavy-duty foil (as shown). *a couple layers works best. And the “curly-cue” top serves as an easy way to pull oranges from hot coals
6. Place finished wraps in a bed of coals, (not on flaming campfire), and cover until it is a mound of hot coals with just the “curly-cue” sticking out.
7. Approx. cooking time is 20 – 25 minutes, but this is variable depending on size of oranges and quality of hot coals – so check after 20 minutes to see if done.
8. Remove from coals and let sit a few minutes for the foil to cool to touch – then let the kids unwrap their own orange-baked brownies – and dig in!