Campfire Eclairs from Refrigerator Crescent Rolls

Campfire Eclairs: Pretty much the tastiest camping / glamping treat EVER. A definitely must-try.
First:
Yes, I know. This idea is absolutely AMAZING. And I can’t take credit for it in the least. I saw the post while I was stumbling one day and landed on The Bigler’s Best Belly Pleasers post for Campfire Eclairs. My first and only reaction was I need to make these, and I need to make them RIGHT NOW. Of course, I wasn’t camping at the time, so I couldn’t try them… until last weekend, when I took the kids camping with Marya, her boys, and our mom. 

Second: You NEED to try these…but not when you’ve got 9 mouths to share them with. When you’ve got perfect embers to cook over, they’ll take about 20 minutes each. So, you know, the perfect treat to make after the kids are zipped up in bed and the adults are staring into the fire. 

Campfire Eclairs: Pretty much the tastiest camping / glamping treat EVER. A definitely must-try.

Campfire Eclairs
Yields 8
Pretty much the most gourmet campfire treat you'll ever make or eat.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pkg of refrigerator crescent rolls
  2. A few cups of vanilla pudding
  3. Fudge Ice Cream Topping
  4. A can of whipped cream
  5. Oil - I used coconut oil
  6. 5/8th inch wooden dowel
  7. 1 ziplock sandwhich bag
  8. Saran wrap or tin foil
Instructions
  1. When you start building your campfire, soak your dowel in a pitcher of water - this'll just ensure that your dowel won't accidentally catch fire while you're cooking the eclairs.
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls onto a length of saran wrap or tin foil. Cover with another sheet of tin foil or saran wrap so they won't dry out before you use them.
  3. Once your fire has created good cooking embers, grease the top 8" of the dowel with cooking oil.
  4. Starting with the wide end of the triangle, wrap the crescent around the dowel and press the seams together.
  5. Find a nice hot cooking spot in the fire, not too close to the flames. It'll take at least 15 minutes, maybe longer, to cook the crescent roll through. You'll know it's cooked through when you can slide it easily off of the dowel.
  6. Leave to cool on a plate while you cook the next eclair.
  7. Spoon the pudding into a ziplock bag, close it, and clip the corner off of it. Once the eclairs are cool, pipe the pudding into hole & fill it up.
  8. Spread about 1tsp of fudge topping onto the eclair. Top with whipped cream just before serving.
Notes
  1. Most campfire treats taste best fresh, but these actually improve in taste as they sit and the pudding has a chance to soak into the pastry.
Adapted from The Bigler's Best Belly Pleasers
You Pinspire Me http://youpinspireme.ca/
 If you’re looking for Glamping* recipe inspiration, or simply a treat for the camp site, this is definitely one to try. It takes time (but very little effort) and is really, really impressive and tasty.  I say go for it! (Just not when you have 6 kids to feed.)

*Oxford Dictionary defines Glamping as: A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping: glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

20 comments

  1. I wish I had about a dozen of those right now. They sound awesome!!

    • They were SO good – but, because we did them while the kids were up and they ended up taking so long, we only did 1/2 an eclair for each person…. it REALLY tasted like MORE!!

  2. Oh my goodness those look SO good and easy to make, I will be trying them for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Rachelle! They really ARE soo easy and incredibly tasty – as I said, the only downside is that they take so long to cook…but that won’t stop me from making them next month when we’re camping!! :)

  3. Mmmm! These sound so good. I *almost* want to go camping to have some. haha

  4. Man I freakin’ loce eclairs. Never thought of making them on my own – but I think that spells trouble since there’s only the two of us in the household lol

  5. Wow, I love eclairs. And I never, ever, would have figured out how to do it while camping!

  6. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I am not a huge fan of Eclairs, but these I would try. It looks simple to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  7. Now that’s a delicious way to glamp! I’d never have thought to make eclairs in the wild!

  8. You get an award for these. They look positively incredible and I am DYING to have one or several.

  9. Why can’t I be so good and inventive just like you? I love your recipe!

  10. oh good lord. haha these look AMAZZZZZZZING!

  11. Yum! This is totally my kind of dessert! We go camping every once it a while and I think this would be a great treat for the kids! Thanks for the recipe and instructions!

  12. What a creative idea!!! I would never have thought of doing that. Just brilliant and delicious!

  13. wow rather impressive and when I actually go camping I have this book marked :-) Thanks

  14. What a fabulous idea. I will have to give this a try at some point around our fire pit in the back yards. Sounds yummy to be sure.

  15. those look so good. i’m bookmarking this for sure.

  16. These look so good! Brilliant idea!

  17. Those look so good! What a creative way to make a fun and delicious dessert while camping. I am going to try this at home!

  18. Wow, this is like a fancy looking smore. It looks very good.

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