We love our campfires, but during the winter when it is freezing temperatures and snow, it is even more important to keep our morale boosting treats simple. So, with this in mind we decided to try campfire popcorn for the first time. The great thing about this treat is you can be a little creative with it. Do whatever your taste buds fancy….read on and find out how.
Ingredients For Campfire Popcorn:
- Popcorn kernels.
- Oil to cook them in.
- Anything else you fancy using to flavour them with. On this occasion we tried chocolate covered toffees and marshmallows. They would melt to coat the kernels whilst they were popping. But you can try anything you fancy…salt, chilli, plain toffees etc. The only limits to flavouring your campfire popcorn is your imagination or taste buds!
Method To Make Campfire Popcorn:
- Add some oil to the bottom of a pan. You can choose whatever pan you fancy as long as it has a lid. This just happens to be the shape of our campfire pot and it worked fine.
- Layer some kernels at the bottom. You only want to keep them one or two layers deep. This is because otherwise you will be left with a lot of “unpopped” kernels. So you are better using a larger shallower pan, than a deeper narrower pot like us. But we just made a few batches.
- Pop in whatever else you are flavouring the campfire popcorn with, and then make sure then pan is covered so the kernels do not jump out when they pop.
- This cooks very fast, in a matter of minutes, so keep an eye, or else your lower kernels with just be cremated.
We had a few charred popcorn lumps in amongst our batches of campfire popcorn, but otherwise it was a huge success. It smelt great whilst it was cooking, it was fast to cook, and best of all tasted warm and delicious. Mmmmmmmmm.
Check out our other outdoor cooking recipes. There are savoury and sweet options, and they all follow my rules of being simple, quick, easy, delicious, and child friendly! You can also find lots of hints and tips of how to make campfires and cook on campfires. Let me know which are your favourites 🙂