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Campworthy: Campfire Sweet Rolls

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Recipe: Campfire Sweet Rolls
Submitted by: Jen
Hometown: Bay City, MI

What do you love about this recipe? I hate camping. Like, why would anyone voluntarily sleep on the ground and cook in the dirt? In my opinion, the only good thing about it is cooking these calorie-dense donuts over a fire and putting four or five of them in my face. Do yourself a favor and use *real* whipped cream, then properly eat yourself into a food coma. It’s a survival technique when my family insists we camp.

Campfire sweet roll

Ingredients

  • Butter or non-stick spray
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Your choice of toppings: whipped cream, jam, hazelnut spread, frosting, pudding, anything goes!

Tools

  • Roasting stick
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Wrap the end of the roasting stick in foil and spray with non-stick spray (or rub with butter). This will create the hole for all of the good fillings that you’ll later add.
  • Wrap the dough of one crescent roll around your stick, making sure to close off the end. This is tricky. Kids might need some additional help.
  • Roast slowly so the dough evenly cooks on all sides. Coals closest to the ground are usually a good spot. It will take much longer to roast a crescent roll than it will a marshmallow.
  • When the roll is golden brown, fill the hole with anything you like!

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