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Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

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… 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….

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe! cook it over the campfire….

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

…keep on cooking it…..

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

..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.

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

The boy loved them of course and was more than happy to model the baked goods.

This one.

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.

Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!

 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.

Brown Bears Recipe

 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?


“The Little Magpies Are Driving Mommy to Drink”  Magpie



Campfire Brown Bears Recipe!


Camping Recipe:Brown Bears Recipe!

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 9 min
  • Category: camping recipe


Easy Brown Bears recipes! Classic camping fare for kids and adults alike.


  • 3 tbsp cup ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 can refrigerated plain biscuit dough


  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Melt butter in another bowl.
  3. Separate biscuits.
  4. Form each piece of dough into a rope 4 to 5 inches long, making sure not to stretch them out too long.
  5. 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.
  6. Hold the sticks over your campfire and slowly turn until the biscuit dough is browned and firm, which takes about 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. Eat and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 8




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1 Comment

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Can you use metal ones or does it have to be wood?…..we use metal ones with our marshmallows.

  • Reply
    Melissa Petersen MacDonald
    June 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Kinda like bannock on a stick.

  • Reply
    Rona Labiuk
    June 2, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I’m looking forward for the camping recipes, we love camping

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    June 2, 2014 at 2:58 am

    You’re welcome! I hope he likes them!

  • Reply
    Denise Iglio Vella
    June 2, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Thank you! My son hates smores. He’ll love this!

  • Reply
    Ashley Woodvine
    June 2, 2014 at 1:36 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Sarah Pilkey
    June 2, 2014 at 12:23 am

    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

  • Reply
    Candace Calkins
    June 2, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I never heard of them either but you be sure I’m going to try it! You always have such great ideas! Thanks

  • Reply
    Peggy Doyle
    June 1, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of these. sound yummy though

  • Reply
    Melanie Harmsma
    August 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I’m thinking a roll in butter and garlic salt might be good too 🙂

  • Reply
    August 31, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    maggieunz Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      KitchenMagpie of course!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 31, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    They are ideal for picnics! And yummy.

  • Reply
    Melanie Harmsma
    August 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Think we’ll give these a try tomorrow at our “Last Hurrah Before School Starts” picnic in the rivervalley. 🙂

  • Reply
    August 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Looks real nice ! yum !

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