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.
- 1 pkg of refrigerator crescent rolls
- A few cups of vanilla pudding
- Fudge Ice Cream Topping
- A can of whipped cream
- Oil - I used coconut oil
- 5/8th inch wooden dowel
- 1 ziplock sandwhich bag
- Saran wrap or tin foil
- 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.
- 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.
- Once your fire has created good cooking embers, grease the top 8" of the dowel with cooking oil.
- Starting with the wide end of the triangle, wrap the crescent around the dowel and press the seams together.
- 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.
- Leave to cool on a plate while you cook the next eclair.
- 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.
- Spread about 1tsp of fudge topping onto the eclair. Top with whipped cream just before serving.
- 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.
*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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