6 Easy Campfire Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

We’re halfway through camping season and it’s time to step up your campfire game. We’ve all gotten a little creative with s’mores (my personal favorite is subbing in Reece’s peanut butter cups) but have you ever added pears? Have you ever roasted a brownie? How about an entire pie? We’ve got just what you need to take your campfire snacks to the next level, and to top it off, each recipe features a product from a Something Special from Wisconsin™ member right here in our state!


Photo courtesy of lifeisaparty.ca
Photo courtesy of lifeisaparty.ca

Wisconsin product: RJ Meats and Groceries is a family owned business providing award-winning fresh meats, cured and smoked meats, sausages, and more for the past 30 years. Unlike your typical “old fashioned family meat market,” RJ Meats can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door!


Photo courtesy of Colleen Krohn
Photo courtesy of Colleen Krohn

Wisconsin product: The Quilter Cook LLC is a Wisconsin wholesale company supplying dry baking mixes and ready-to-eat products throughout the Midwest. Products are sold mostly at farmers’ markets and craft shops near the company’s base in Madison, but will soon be available online as well.


Savory S'mores

Wisconsin product: The Kraemers have been making quality dairy products for nearly a century and show no signs of slowing down. While the family business is still based in Watertown where it began, Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese is available at their online store as well, so no matter where you are, their time-tested cheeses are available right at your doorstep.


Wisconsin Apple Pie

Wisconsin product: Find an apple orchard near you for the freshest apple pie you can imagine!


Photo courtesy of @nikkis_wild_tribe
Photo courtesy of @nikkis_wild_tribe

Wisconsin product: Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage is an award-winning, family owned business operating out of Milwaukee. Over the past 60 years, the small business has built a dedicated following across the Midwest, expanding nationally and even internationally in recent years.


Photo courtesy of David Lifson
Photo courtesy of David Lifson

Wisconsin product: Wm. Chocolate is made with unrefined sugar and ethically traded, single-origin cocoa beans. Whether you go for the classic chocolate bars, dainty tasting squares, or drinking chocolate, you can be sure you’re eating chocolate with character.


There’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had this summer. Pack up the tent or gather around a bonfire pit and get creative! Share the finished product with us on social media with the hashtag #discoverwisconsin!


something special

Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!


Mara Benowitz is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. She’s originally from Uptown Minneapolis and just got back from a semester in France. She’s excited to be back exploring Wisconsin in her senior year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Watch Discover Wisconsin TV Saturday mornings at 10 on Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI)  



One Response to “6 Easy Campfire Recipes You Never Knew You Needed”

  1. Mindy B

    This article is really interesting, well-designed, and well-written!


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