I had this idea, that you could make cinnamon buns over the campfire, and they worked…they really worked. The kids were skeptical, but let me tell you, they were believers after their first bites. I was on my annual camping trip, with 4 of my girl friends and our 10 kids on a beach/camping trip for a couple nights. We’ve got a little smarter over the years, and we’ve settled into a great little system where one of us cooks one meal for everyone over the trip and that’s all you have to do. We supplement it with trips to the ice cream shop too. 😉 I picked the first dinner -it’s a get it over with so you can enjoy yourself kind-of-a-move I wowed them with the campfire paninis, can I just say, they really are awesome. And just when they were all satisfied with their amazing dinner, I brought on dessert. It was a little experimental, but it actually worked a charm. Surveying the kids afterward, I think this might just become part of our annual camping tradition. They aren’t exactly like the out of the oven version, they’re a little smoky, a little charred, but that just makes them more campfire-y.
So here’s how you make them:
Campfire Cinnamon Buns
Pillsbury Grands “Flaky Supreme” Cinnamon Buns with Icing (these unrolled really well)
Unwrap the cinnamon buns, and divide the long pieces of dough in half.
Wrap half around a campfire fork. Try not to overlap the dough too much, if it’s too thick it will burn on the outside and be doughy on the inside. Now just roast it over your campfire.
As it cooks it will get browned on the outside and puff up a little. The main challenge is getting it done on the inside, so it’s not too doughy. Once it’s done, let is sit a few minutes, then take it off the fork and drizzle with the prepared icing.
So simple, and so, so yummy. With campfire cinnamon buns, life really is a party!
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