Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?
I see a little boy, trying to eat me! in the form of these Campfire Brown Bears Recipe! Who has made these delicious treats before?
Oh, that Bill Martin/Robert Carle classic makes me tear up every time I think of it. The hours I spent curled up with my little babies, reading them that book. The short time it took them to memorize it and start reading it back to me, knowing which animal was coming next but still excited to turn every page and see who was looking at brown bear.
Now I mourn the short time it took them to move on to Harry Potter books, Captain Underpants and Archie comics.
For the sake of my sanity, I’m not even going to think about what’s going to come next. Girls, boys, cars, movies…
..my heart just cain’t take it!
Let’s get on to the brown bears recipe before I get even more maudlin, shall we?
Brown bears – the food- are completely new to me this year, introduced to us by my sister. They are the simplest type of camping recipe, cooked dough on a stick.
I didn’t make that sound too appealing, did I?
Let me sum up.
You wrap biscuit dough around a wooden stick….
..you cook it over the campfire….
…keep on cooking it…..
..and when that little dough swirl is golden brown you slide it off the wooden stick, brush it with butter and roll it in cinnamon sugar.
Oh, I have you on board for this recipe now, don’t I?
Mmm Hmmm. All it took was sugar and cinnamon.
The boy loved them of course and was more than happy to model the baked goods.
Can get a driver’s license in six years.
Is going into Grade five this year.
Is only one inch shorter than his Nana.
Barely fits onto my lap any more and that’s only because I force him to sit there for a snuggle.
I’m sure you can hear the sound of my mother’s heart cracking from here.
All mother’s laments aside, these are a fabulous, family friendly camping recipe or heck, whip these up over the fire pit in your own backyard. All you need is a nice fire and you’re set.
Happy Saturday everyone!
Today is our last full day camping and I am torn between being joyous and sad at the same time. I am so sad that summer has come to and end, the good weather (HA! what good weather?!!) will soon be gone and the kids are back at school and I will miss my little hearts.
On the other hand, said little hearts of mine are driving me batty. They are sick and tired of each other’s company, they are starting to snipe at each other more and more frequently and I am ready to get back into my routine.
I also do adore some lovely fall weather and the baking that comes with it so this time of year is bittersweet more than any other time, I find.
What are your big plans for today, how are you enjoying our last long weekend of good weather?
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Camping Recipe:Brown Bears Recipe!
- Prep Time
- 1 minute
- Cook Time
- 8 minutes
- Total Time
- 9 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 16.3 ounces can refrigerated plain biscuit dough
- Combine cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl thoroughly.
- Melt butter in another bowl.
- Separate biscuits. Form each piece of dough into a rope 4 to 5 inches long, making sure not to stretch them out too long.
- Wrap the dough pieces around proper campfire sticks. We find that patting the dough around the end of the stick to make a "cap" helps the whole piece stay on and not fall off.
- Hold the sticks over your campfire and slowly turn until the biscuit dough is browned and firm, which takes about 8 to 10 minutes.
- You can either remove the dough or keep it on the stick when you dip the cooked biscuits into melted butter and then into cinnamon sugar. Eat and enjoy!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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I love the idea! I’m having a winter bonfire night in my garden this weekend and want to make these!
Unfortunately being from the UK the can of biscuit dough in the ingredients list has stumped me… Biscuits on your side of the pond are very different from English biscuits plus they don’t sell canned dough here so could you please tell me how to make it?
Can you use metal ones or does it have to be wood?…..we use metal ones with our marshmallows.
Melissa Petersen MacDonald says
Kinda like bannock on a stick.
Rona Labiuk says
I’m looking forward for the camping recipes, we love camping
The Kitchen Magpie says
You’re welcome! I hope he likes them!
Denise Iglio Vella says
Thank you! My son hates smores. He’ll love this!
Ashley Woodvine says
Never heard of these. I use to do Campfire stick bread. You spread the dough around the stick kind of like this but with no holes. Once cooked you put pie filling in the middle. Yum.
Sarah Pilkey says
So good! You will be happy to know that these are a sure fire way to keep teenagers around a fire ALL night when camping! Thank goodness they take a while to cook lol
Candace Calkins says
I never heard of them either but you be sure I’m going to try it! You always have such great ideas! Thanks
Peggy Doyle says
I’ve never heard of these. sound yummy though
Melanie Harmsma says
I’m thinking a roll in butter and garlic salt might be good too 🙂
maggieunz Thanks for sharing!
KitchenMagpie of course!
The Kitchen Magpie says
They are ideal for picnics! And yummy.
Melanie Harmsma says
Think we’ll give these a try tomorrow at our “Last Hurrah Before School Starts” picnic in the rivervalley. 🙂
Looks real nice ! yum !