Campfire Eclairs

One of the things I love about summer is going camping with my kids.  We’ve been going for the past 5 summers and we just love it.  It’s one of those “I am woman, hear me roar” types of moments for me.  I’m a single Mom and have been since my kids were 1 and 3.  I told myself back then that I was going to show my kids that I was capable of doing anything and therefore, they could be too.  So we started camping.

We’ve gone to a couple of different camp grounds but we seem to gravitate to L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park in Vernonia, Oregon.  We camp in cabins or yurts.  My kids want nothing to do with tents, so this limits our choices a little bit.  L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is wonderful.  It’s the one time of the year (or two or three depending on how many times we go up there) that we don’t have TV or electronics, my kids don’t fight and we hike and talk and play games with out the distraction of “life”.  I love it!  If you missed my post about camping you can find it here.

We go hiking.

And ride our scooters.

We make campfires and poke them until we can’t poke them any more =o)

We roast hot dogs and eat outdoors.

We roast marshmallows (because who can resist that?!)

And my kids play together and love on each other which makes this Mom happy!

Then on a camping trip on year we discovered Dough Boys.  Oh lord, I can’t even begin to tell you how heavenly these bad boys are!  They have become my kids favorite thing to make while camping.  Yep, they even beat out s’mores!  Can you believe it?!?!  But look how delicious looking they are?  All filled with chocolate and marshmallow goodness.  Kind of like a s’more but totally pimped up!

This year I decided to do something different with our Dough Boys.  I still brought chocolate bars and mini marshmallows and toffee bits.  I couldn’t leave those out.  But I also brought these:

Simple ingredients but look at the end result!

I don’t even know what to say about them.  I’m speechless.  That’s how awesome they were!

And they are so easy to make!  Check out how to make the sticks in this post.

Roast the dough (cresent dough, of course) over the fire. Be patient! They take a little bit of time if you want them perfect.

Slide the dough off the stick and fill the hole and let it cool for just a little while.  If you are filling with chocolate and marshmallows, you’ll want it warm so everything melts all together.  But with pudding, let it cool just a bit.  Now fill the hole with pudding and put a ton little frosting on top.

Voila!  You have a campfire eclair.

I dare you to eat just one!

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Comments

  1. Wow! These look great!

  2. Yum! We’ve been doing a lot of camping this summer. Can’t wait to give these a try!

  3. I am so making these tonight!

  4. We just came back home today from a big camping trip….I so wish I saw this before we left!!!!! We just did the classic s’mores….oh well, maybe next time!!!!

  5. These look amazing! You are so smart and such a great mom! I love camping too, best part definitely just being together. Funny because my family and I are going to camping for a few days and I was going to look for your post about those yummy things you made camping because I could not remember what they were and then here you have it:) Thank you!

  6. Wow – these look awesome! What a clever idea. And it looks like the kiddos are having a great time 🙂

  7. I grew up making something almost like these when we camped … which was all summer long for us! We would come home for 2-3 days, just long enough to do laundry and restock the coolers, then hit the road again — but we used tents and port-a-potties.
    We would use large wooden dowels (my dad was a carpenter) and wrap biscuit dough around the ends. If it was dinner, we’d stuff a hot dog inside. If it was dessert, we’d use pie filling!! Apple, peach, strawberry – didn’t matter. They were all good!

  8. What a great idea!

  9. Awesome!

  10. Erin, My daughter told me about these and I have wanted to try them. Thanks for the stick instruction! We have a fire pit in the back yard, and I see these goodies making an appearance in the near future:)

  11. P.S. Erin, For the sticks, do you simply insert the smaller dowel, or do you secure it on with a screw?

  12. If this is what camping is about I’m IN!!! These looks so good what a fantastic idea!

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  14. I LOVE THIS!! IT IS QUITE WONDERFUL, I’M GLAD I FOUND YOU ON THE GINGERSNAP BLOG PARTY!!

  15. Oooh those look so good, downright dangerous. I will have to give them a try. I think pie filling would be something else great as a stuffing. I’ll let you know when I try it.

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  16. Those do look heavenly. YUMMY! My mouth is watering now.

  17. I saw this on pinterest, and didn’t know it was from someone I “knew”! Thanks for the great easy recipe it looks delish!

  18. oooooo, just saw this linked up to my party!!! Totally pinning to use next summer when I am back in the states at my parents and a fire… or maybe I can find the ingredients here in HK for our next beach campout. Such a fabulous idea. thanks for linking!

  19. What a fun idea!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Thanks, Nichi

  20. Holy cow those look delicious!!!

  21. What a fun time and those eclairs look delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  22. I just pinned your great recipe, thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  23. I’m featuring these this week!! Thanks again for sharing!!

  24. OH my goodness!! That is the most awesome thing I have ever seen cooked over a camp fire!!! I love how easy and simple yet how incredibly delicious these look!!!

  25. You are invited to share this with my Show Your Stuff blog hop: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-36-taco-casserole.html

  26. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe has been chosen to be on Today’s Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your recipe and great idea with us! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=33339

  27. oh yummy yummy yummy! thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! you always have such fun recipes 😉 pinning!

  28. Oh my those look amazing! Chocolate gazed Bismarcks are my favorite donut, these look like a great campfire alternative!!! 🙂 I found you via the Sweet Tooth Friday dessert recipe linky at Alli ‘n Sons 🙂

  29. What a great idea! We haven’t been camping for a few years – but this will be on our list the next time we do! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll share this week! Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

  30. Oh YUM!! SUPER clever idea! We are always looking for new things to cook up at our campfire!!! Thanks for sharing on TGIF! Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow,
    Beth =-)

  31. WOW, those look so yummy! We are going camping next weekend we just may have to make those. I would love for you to share it on our Made by or for Kids Linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2012/08/we-made-that-linky-1.html

  32. HAVE to try these!!! Yum!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. We did not get around to camping even once this summer. 🙁 But I bet we can get these to work over our fire pit! Pinning!

  34. These look so yummy. I can’t wait to try them at our next cook out.

  35. Love this idea. How creative! My grandson loves “camping” in his backyard so they can make smores. I know he will love doing this, too. I can’t wait to try it myself. Then, you think of all the possibilities just with other flavors of pudding and frosting not to mention all the things you could use for filling.

    Sherry
    savewish@yahoo.com

  36. Lots of great picture of everyone camping it sure looks like everyone in the family had a fun time. This is a good recipe. I never would have thought of it. Easy to make and we all will like them. Do while we toast our hot dogs on a stick. You probably could use different flavored marshmellows for a change of taste to – now I could eat some LOL

  37. Oh wow ~~ I want to go camping now just so I can make the Campfire Eclairs! They look so good.

  38. Now that sounds fun!

  39. These look amazing, I have to try!

  40. Ooooohhhhh! Those look good enough to eat! What a fabulous idea!

  41. OMG…these look to die for! My husband and I have a nice fire pit here and I am going to be counting the days until spring when we can finally try this teat!

  42. Teat should be TREAT!! How embarrassing! Still can’t wait to give these a try 🙂

  43. Just curious as to what kind of roasting sticks you are using?

  44. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone! I have NEVER EVER heard of these. I am 55, also raised 3 kids as a single Mom & continue to go camping. Me, my kids & their kids still have an annual camping trip to the Beach here in Texas & I can’t wait to make these for them….nope, scratch that…..makin them this Spring Break over the patio fire pit with my GB’s!
    Thanks again & God bless!

  45. I come to your blog from Pinterest. I wonder, have you ever tried making these with a pie iron?

  46. Leilani says:

    My brother in law always makes these. He calls them “Wolf-ems” because you wolf them down. Got to love camping with s’mores an wolfems. 🙂 Glad to have the stick instructions

  47. LOVE this idea! Just wanted you to know it was featured on our site today: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/food/101-camping-tips-ideas/ Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  48. Katrina Angele says:

    We have yet to take a family camping trip but all you fun pix has inspired me. Not to mention the eclairs. Are you kidding me?! Those look delish and are so stinkin’ easy to make. Never woulda thought of that.

  49. Anita L says:

    What a clever idea! I am going to have to make these now 🙂 YUMMY

  50. breyanna brandenburg says:

    omg! those looks so delicious! cant wait to try them for myself!

  51. YVONNE WOODSTOCK says:

    When our 5 kids were growing up including thru their teens when we’d travel on vacati0n each year the kids always begged and voted to camp wherever we were going even over staying at a nice hotel with pool. They loved camping, so we did it for them and we did have fun, but now that they are grown up on their own, Todd and I far prefer nice hotels.
    HOWEVER those campfire eclairs look soooooo amazingly delicious, just the picture is making my mouth water. I wish I had that recipe when we use to camp I would have made those for SURE!

    • Thanks, Yvonne. Kids are funny but they know what’s fun. And camping sure is fun. And with these eclairs – Mom enjoys it too =o) Thanks for commenting!

  52. holly wert says:

    those look sooo good!

  53. These eclairs look awesome@ I have never seen anything like it. You are right, I don’t think I could eat just one. I still look back on the memories I made with my children and now grandchildren. It is the simple things we remember most. Just tonight, I sat in the floor and played Monopoly with my ten year old grandson. We talked and laughed and he said he never remembered a game taking three days…and we haven’t finished it yet. We turned off the games, TV and distractions and just played a simple game and had such fun! I will be making these with my grandchildren soon!

  54. MaryLena Anderegg says:

    We are not camps but I intend to figure out a way to do this in an oven

  55. Sheila Merrill says:

    Where do I find the roasting sticks with the large wooden ends?

  56. OMG!! These look great!! We also do a lot of camping!! Although my kids are grown I have a 5 year granddaughter will love this! I have another wondrful camping recipe that I would like to share, camping omelets, the are really fun for kids to make there own. check it out http://69.89.31.214/~cookinan/camping-omelets/

  57. Jessica says:

    These look so AMAZING!!!! My family is going camping for the first time since I was like 12 (I’m 27 now! lol) I think these will be one of the first things we make!

  58. We’re going camping in a few weeks and we’re definitely trying these! I’m going to home depot later to get the dowels to make the sticks. So excited to try this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  59. Another campground with cute cabins is River Bend near Sweet Home. Google Linn County Parks for info. The eclairs look yummy, thanks.

  60. Been making these for as long as I can remember but was taught they were called ‘Broomstick Pies’… because as the name indicates we used broomsticks to make them. Sanding, and seasoning a broomstick just right is an art! People will wait their turn to use ‘your’ stick if you are a master at sanding and seasoning!

  61. When we were camping we would use a metal can nailed to a stick. wrap the dough around it and roast it on the campfire. They you can use it as you want ! We buttered the can first !

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