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FortWhyte’s Favourite Campfire Snacks

Posted on January 5, 2024

At FortWhyte Alive, we’re no strangers to a delicious campfire snack!

In our school programs, to celebrate holidays, at special events, and even just a random weekend, we are always looking for a reason to roast or toast a treat.

(Sometimes we even offer them for free over the weekend! Check out our calendar to see what snacks are coming to our campfires.)

Here are a few of our favourite treats and if you’re feeling up to a tasty challenge for your next camping trip, a very delicious brownie recipe from our very own Chef Owen.


bannock around sticks being roasted over a campfire


Campfire bannock is a favourite of many staff and volunteers because you can dress it up with your favourite jam! All you need is a ball of dough and a stick. Roll your bannock between your (clean) hands until you have a worm, then squish your dough flat while winding it around your stick before roasting.

Tip! Try to keep your dough thin so it cooks all the way through!

Hand holding s'more

Marshmallows and S’mores

What could be more classic than a toasty golden marshmallow nestled between chocolate and graham crackers – a true treat in any season!

Tip! Is your chocolate sliding around your graham cracker? Try using a cookie that comes with a layer of chocolate attached!

hands rolling popsicle stick in maple syrup poured out on snow

Maple Taffy

The most Canadian treat there is and a favourite of our winter school programs! Maple sap is boiled to the perfect temperature and then poured in a line over packed snow. As it cools it thickens and can be easily rolled up onto your waiting popsicle stick for an ooey gooey winter treat.

Tip! This one is tough to get right because you need to get the temperature perfect, if you want to learn how to make maple taffy consider signing up to be a FortWhyte Alive volunteer.

Large pot steams over open fire.

Tea or Beer

Yes really! FortWhyte Alive has a resident brewmaster who can make just about anything to drink over an open fire. When we make campfire tea we even forage our own ingredients.

Tip! These are exclusive to our private programs. Learn more on our Corporate Programs page.


Want to try something a little more advanced on your next camping trip? FortWhyte Farm’s very own Chef Owen has shared his favourite Campfire Brownies below!

Tip! Use vegan chocolate and this recipe is vegan!


Campfire Brownies


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oranges, cut in half
1/2 cup vegetable oil
½ cup silken tofu – blended until smooth or 1 tbsp ground flaxseed w/3 tbsp water and let sit for 5 min


Equipment: heavy duty aluminium foil

1. Combine the sugar, flour, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large heavy duty resealable bag. If you’re camping do this at home before your trip.

2. At the campsite, scoop out the inside of the orange, being careful not to puncture the peel. It is important to remove ALL of the orange as too much left over will affect the cook time.

3. Add the oil and tofu or flax mixture to the bag with the flour mixture, reseal and squish around until well combined. Fill each orange about 2/3 of the way, place top on, and wrap twice in heavy duty aluminium foil.

4. Put in a bed of hot coals, cut side up, and surround with more coals. Do not put in open flames, it will burn.

5. Cook until the batter is set, 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the heat of your coals.

6. Remove from coals and let sit a few minutes to cool.

7. Enjoy!


Want to try some snacks? Check out our calendar to see what campfire snacks are coming!