Dough Boys – OH MY!!!

Yep, you heard me right – Dough Boys. Have you heard of them? Up until a couple of weeks ago I hadn’t. And boy was I missing out (and I didn’t even know it!) I always thought camping = s’mores (which, by the way, I have made all summer long!) But nope, not anymore. Now camping = dough boys! Although I want to call them Little Balls of Pure Awesomeness Filled With Even More Awesomeness. But that title is a little long. But I’ll get on with it =o)

A couple of weeks ago I was camping at our favorite spot to camp, LL Stub Stewart State Park in Vernonia. (Check out the post here.) The nice folks camping next to us were making these. I had no idea what they were and to be quite honest, they looked kind of strange from afar. But I had to go check it out. I mean seriously… campire, cooking, chocolate (I could smell it miles away.) So they filled me in. Immediately I called my brother and asked if he could make me some sticks (since we had another camping trip planned only two weeks after this one.)

When I got home I got a little antsy so I asked my wonderful neighbor friends to make me some too. (Well, I actually asked if they had a drill and Kevin offered to make them for me. How sweet was that?!?!)

So he got to work…

I don’t think they were too difficult to make. You get the idea right?
Here’s another picture of the stick. It’s just a skinnier dowel inserted into a larger dowel.

And then we wrapped that bad boy up with Pillsbury buscuit dough.

And then we roasted…

and roasted…

and roasted…
You have to be patient with this. They need to cook for about 10-15 minutes and not get all burnt on the outside and still be doughy on the inside. Patience, patience, patience!But this is what they look like when they are finished cooking.

This is what I brought to fill them with: white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, Hersheys milk chocolate bars, M&Ms, mini marshmallows and crushed up Heath bars. YUM!!!
Put whatever you like inside and let it sit a minute. The filling melts all together and you end up with a yummy, gooey pocket of deliciousness!

My kids LOVED them!!!
The buscuit dough was pretty darn delicious but I wanted to try it with cresent dough. It was definitely different. Cresent dough is more buttery so you have to really pinch the seams together so it doesn’t separate and plop into the fire. (Does it sound like I learned the hard way with this one???)
What do you think?

I filled mine with milk chocolate and crushed up Heath bar. And it was DELICIOUS!!!

Next time we go camping I’m going to bring the buscuit dough and marinara sauce and mozarella cheese. Doesn’t that sound good?
And a HUGE thank you to my awesome brother, John, for making us 4 of these sticks and to Kevin for making us 2 of them. We are so set for our next camping trip! This might be all we eat the entire time! =o)

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  1. That must have been the hit of the camping trip. What a great idea. The pizza style filling really appeals to me.

    • We just us a smaller size and wrap the biscuit around the stick making sure you have no holes and cook over the fire until golden and then squeeze butter and jelly in them sometimes peanut butter ( but you have to kind of push it in with a knife) and we just call them a biscuit on a stick.

      • Oh man, peanut butter and jelly would be wonderful! We’re going camping in a couple of weeks so we’ll try it out. Thanks!

      • Mary Ann Profozich says:

        We have done these and put cheesecake filling in them with chocolate on top. It is the Philadelphia cheesecake filling that you buy and a hot fudge topping for ice cream that we used. Delicious!

  2. O. M. G.! These look so good! Mmm pizza filling WOULD be yummy! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!!!

  3. YUM!! We will have to try those! That picture of your little boy holding the marshmellow was too cute! He looks SO proud! πŸ˜‰

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  4. That looks seriously delish. Next camping trip for sure – thanks!

  5. You find the best things! These are great! I am very hungry. Thanks for sharing another great idea. I love the pic with your son giving the thumbs up…too cute:) The mozzarella one sounds like it would be good too.

  6. Any chance the people next to you had the last name Brunson? I have never met ANYBODY who made the outside of my mom’s family. I grew up on em! If you are careful you can stretch the dough thinner and up higher on the thicker stick to make more of a cup. We always filled it with instant pudding. I was planning to make some tomorrow with my kids over the campfire and fill them with stew or chili. It’s mostly a bread cup at that point. They’re really simple and delicious!

  7. Sounds yummy. πŸ™‚ I think I would have a hard time eating just one! πŸ™‚

  8. So glad you went over to ask. What a fun contraption. I don’t know if I could be patient enough, but sometimes gooey dough is ok too.

  9. What a fun treat. My kids would love to make these, too.

  10. I can’t believe I have lived my life without knowing about these!!! Thanks for filling me in. We might just fire up the grill this week and try it that way.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. I always look forward to your posts. πŸ™‚

  11. Yum! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing this with Sister Sister Sunday! I am now hungry!

  12. My parent’s stretch them out more and we use to put hotdogs in them. First we’d have hotdogs. Then we’d make more and have pie filling in them.

  13. yummy!!! now I’m craving for some of that. πŸ˜›

  14. we used to make these too. Our top dowel was skinner though so it would make more of a tube then we would fill it with vanilla pudding and frost the outside with chocolate frosting and have chocolate eclairs!

  15. Oh my gosh! What amazing ideas. I can’t wait to ry all of them. Thanks for all the comments everyone!!!


  16. I am so hungry just thinking about those! What a great tool! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. That is an awesome idea….I’ve never seen those! They look DELISH! I don’t get camping anymore, but I might try these in a muffin tin at home. πŸ˜‰ Love your name for them too. LOL Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday again this week.

  18. How is it possible I have never heard of these before??? What a delicious and fun idea!! Thanks for sharing it.

  19. What a fun new thing to try. And just in the nick of time. Thanks for sharing this fab idea at tasty tuesdays!

  20. What a fun idea!! I have never seen those, but they look delicious πŸ™‚

  21. What a cool and fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Anything Related!

  22. Yum! Those looks so delicious and what a fun idea. My kids would love this, but I would love it more!! Thanks for sharing!

  23. yum! I know I wouldn’t have the patience though πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by kathie’s kreations!!

  24. Oh yum! How fun is that!!

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  25. Those look awesome! My brother thinks you could wrap a crescent roll around tire rubber and it would take good!

  26. TASTE good…not take good. I probably wanted to take a bite of one of those dough boys!

  27. I love this idea. I’ve got to go make me some of those dough boy sticks now!

  28. So creative and yummy! I will definitely share this with my family!

  29. Hello, it’s me again from PonyTails&FishScales! You are a favorite again…woohoo! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

  30. That’s so clever! You could do it at home by using an upside down muffin tin. Either way- love the mini pizza idea!

  31. Erin I love this idea! So clever and creative – I must try it! The marshmallow pockets look so yummy filled! I have featured these – stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  32. What a creative and smart idea! It sounds SO yummy too!

  33. Oh my goodness. This is awesome!!! We have fires in the backyard almost every weekend from spring through fall. I am definitely doing this.

  34. Just found your blog today and have really enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I had to laugh when I read this post,as it reminded me of my Girl Scout days. We would make dough out of Bisquick, roll a piece out (round and long like a snake), wrap it around a stick, cook it over the fire, then fill it with jelly. I think the canned biscuit route sounds much easier πŸ™‚ Another campfire yummy is take a whole banana, make a slit through the peel (into the banana) and stuff it with chocolate-chips, candy bar pieces, whatever. Wrap that baby in foil and put it on the coals for a few minutes. Open the foil, open the peel and dive in. You need a spoon to eat it with but it is good stuff.
    Have a fabulous evening!

  35. We’ve been making these for YEARS! And I mean at least 10! My uncle makes the poles every year for Christmas presents for our giveaway and they are always fought over. I’ve never heard them called dough boys though, my cousins call them “doughies” but I coined the term “Pole Pies” forever ago cuz we’ve always just filled them with pie filling and whipped cream! About 10 years ago I wanted to make a Pole Pie cookbook for a family gift, but never got around to making it. I’m glad there are still random people out there keeping them alive!

  36. Have you heard of mountain pies? It’s a PA thing I think. If you google it you can read about them. Thought you might like to try them. But make sure you get a cast iron mountain pie iron that crimps the edges, or you will have a mess πŸ™‚

    • Christina Pearson says:

      I ‘ve made the PA ‘Mountain Pies’ before. OMG 30 years ago! But in Colorado we called them ‘Campfire Turnovers’.

  37. Oh, and I can’t wait to try this!

  38. We have always called them Wahdingers. We make them with Grands biscuits, they fit the dowel better. Fill them with strawberries and whip cream or ice cream for dessert. We have also had them for breakfast. Fill with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, onion. Whatever suits your fancy. Love the idea of chocolate and pudding! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Pillsbury now sells their crescent roll dough in seamless dough sheets, so you can cut and shape to your own desires without having to worry about those perforated seams.

  40. yum! Can’t wait to try these on our next camping trip.

  41. C. Harrison says:

    We just use fat sticks and whittle the bark off. You can use it like it is or add foil on top if you prefer. I like to heat the stick up first in the fire so it will cook faster. Use two biscuits flattened out together and form a long biscuit. It looks a little like a hummingbird nest after it’s cooked. We like butter and jelly spooned in. Yummy. Have been doing this for the last 50 years. Started in Girl Scout Camp. Roast very slowly so you don’t burn it. It should twist off when it’s ready.

    • When I was in scouts we actually used Bisquick to make a thick dough. This works even if you don’t have refrigeration—-just need to add water to the powder mix. We used sticks we found and whittled off the bark/outside. A true classic. Lots of fun and portable for things like weekend canoe trips where you have to tote everything with you (and up and down banks each day when you reach your new camping destination).

  42. These look so fun and yummy. Does the dough stick to the stick? Do the sticks burn? I want to try these.

    • Hi Addie! They are awesome! It depends on the dough. Cresent dough is so buttery that they don’t stick. If you use a biscuit dough I would spray the wood with cooking spray. And yes, they will burn if you put them in the fire. So keep your eye on them =o)

  43. A friend showed us these about 7 years ago, since then we have made it a tradition to pass it on to a camp neighbor every time we go camping.

    We do them slightly different though. We would rub them further down the stick, so the dough boy is about as long as a hot dog. It takes patients and practice to get it this long and thin without ripping the dough, but it cooks much faster and more evenly. Plus you can cram more goodies inside it!

    We also fill them with readymade pie fillings, and cream cheese frostings. HMMM.

    We’ve also made them as pizza pockets, eggs and cheese breakfasts, chili cheese hotdogs, Just about any thing you can think of changes this from awesome dessert to yummy camp meal too.

    One suggestion though DONT USE the LOW FAT biscuits. you need the fat and or butter to keep the dough from sticking. Plus its camping, calories don’t count when camping right?

    If your using a new stick, we just use 1″ dowl rods, give it a little spray of non stick spray and heat up the stick before putting the first biscuit on. If reusing sticks, even different cmping trips, no need to respray the stick. Just heat it up a bit to kill any germs on it, wipe it down, and your good to go.

  44. We recently made these same things with our young women from church. They were very successful! We used the crescent rolls stretched over a foil covered end of a similar sized aluminum pipe (Our pipes were about 30 inches long and the part we held did not heat up because of the aluminum). Our favorite desserts were banana cream pie: Cooked vanilla pudding with small banana chunks mixed in and layered with canned whipped cream. Chocolate eclairs: chocolate frosting smeared over the inside of the dough cup then fill with the cooked vanilla pudding. These are some of our new favorite campfire desserts.

  45. Hey I thought u said u were single??? Yet u had a guy making the sticks! Trust me on this ull never know what being single really is or i’m woman hear me roar untill u learn to make your own sticks. Great recipe idea through. πŸ™‚

  46. John Jackson says:

    How do you cook them after filling them?