The Best Camping Snacks for Summer in BC

By: South Thompson RV   |   22 Jun 2018
Woman by a campfire

We all know that camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer days, but how do you keep hunger away from the family? We’re here to help you find cool snacks for hot days and fireside bites for everyone. Here are some of our favourites:

Campfire Bacon

Whenever we share this one with shoppers, it always comes as a surprise. Why, we have no idea. It is bacon, after all! To get started, all you need is an iron pan for over the fire (Dollarama sells small ones) or a sandwich pad and you’re ready for bacon. Just like you would at home, whip some slices of back bacon, or just regular bacon, onto the grill and wait until they’re you’re desired level of doneness. Be careful though, the bacon is likely to cook faster than you’re used to at home because of the high heat associated with an open flame. If you’re feeling really creative, you can also thread your bacon onto a stick or fire-prong and roast it like a hotdog!

bacon over a campfire rolled up on skewers

Campfire Cookies

Another easy but delicious favourite is campfire cookies. Whatever kind of pan you have will do! Take some premade cookie dough, such as Pillsbury's, and pat it down into your pan. We suggest an average of about ten minutes, but you can check it at various intervals to ensure that it’s done to your liking. We’re always a fan of having it a little gooey for extra deliciousness.


chocolate chip cookies in a bowl

Campfire Quesadillas

This is one of those recipes that sounds like a mess, but really isn’t. To get in on the campfire quesadilla action, all you need to do is pack your favourite toppings, toss the folded (or double-stuffed) tortilla into some tin foil and roast! Here are some of our favourite toppings:

  • Salsa
  • Cheese, and lots of it
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Corn
  • Shredded chicken or pork
  • Guacamole

Wrangle your favourite blend of these, or any other toppings, into your quesadilla and wait for about 5 minutes until it’s toasted to perfection. Open it up, carefully watching for red-hot cheese, and get ready for a fiesta by the fire!

The Classic Grilled Cheese

What can we say, a camp food recipe list can’t be complete without a grilled cheese! A hearty favourite that everyone loves, making a grilled cheese over the fire adds some extra appeal without the effort. Get a sandwich press, some spray-on butter (or butter alternative), a loaf of bread, a pack of cheese slices, and you’re set! Spray the press before adding bread, put the cheese in the middle, and hover over the fire for about 4-5 minutes on each side. You can peek in to ensure it’s golden brown without hurting it, so don’t be shy. Get in there and watch out for gooey cheese. Easy as a grilled cheese.

Cold Camping Snacks

For easy cooler-safe ideas, we suggest the following snacks:

  • Cucumber slices
  • Celery sticks
  • Juice boxes
  • Pasta salad, potato salad, or any pre-mixed salad
  • Cheese and crackers (leave the crackers out of the cooler to prevent them from getting soggy)
  • Apple slices
  • Salami skewers
  • Grapes

Just to name a few! We’ve seen folks create some really impressive protein bento boxes with hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and meat, as well as take surprise bags of fruit for the kids. Whatever your family prefers, we hope that you enjoy it while camping safely! If you’re looking for your next new or used RV to adventure in, let us know!


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