Campfire Chocolate Orange Muffins

Many of you may have seen a recipe  for chocolate orange muffins made on a campfire before, but have you tried it?  If not, you really should – they are worth it.  I saw it a little while ago in a camping recipe book, I can’t remember which, and we finally gave it a go a couple of weeks ago.

Our kids love cooking marshmallows over the fire but are very quick to pass them over for us to eat, for some reason I have not yet quite understood, they don’t like marshmallows.  Anyway I am trying to find an alternative campfire dessert they will enjoy. These were delicious and an easy campfire recipe we will definitely be trying again. They are great on their own but go rather well with ice cream or vanilla yoghurt.

I made a slight error in cutting the orange in two and filling both sides but in hindsight slicing the top third of the orange and filling the bottom two thirds would have been better.  The photo for this post is not mine, but next time we have a fire I will attempt to get our own ones up.

Campfire Chocolate Orange Muffins

What you’ll need….apart from the campfire

  • 4 Oranges
  • 1 Box Chocolate Chunk muffin mix (the recipe we used required water, oil & an egg)
  • Heavy duty foil

What you need to do…

  • Cut off top third of oranges and scoop out the insides as best you can, leaving only the rind.
  • Make the muffin mix as per the premix purchased.
  • Divide the mixture between the oranges (about 2/3rd filled)
  • Replace the top of the orange.
  • Wrap in heavy duty foil (double wrap if using regular foil)
  • Throw in into the hot coals.  Turn every few minutes.
  • Cooks in 10-20 minutes.
  • To check its cooked poke a skewer through the orange skin and it should come out clean.


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