How To Make Homemade Eclairs Over The Campfire
Winter camping means one thing: more time spent around the campfire, as the weather is colder and daylight is in short supply. One way to enjoy your time spent around the campfire with friends is indulging in delicious food.
Awhile back I shared how to cook breakfast on a stick. In this installment, we will look at how to cook a tasty dessert over the campfire again using a stick and I am not talking marshmallows or s’mores!
Campfire eclairs can be easily created using the following method
What you’ll need
- Refrigerated crescent rolls
- Prepared vanilla pudding
- Optional toppings like Nutella, peanut butter, etc.
1. Before sitting down around the campfire, prepare some vanilla pudding either at home or in your RV. Keep it refrigerated until you are ready for use.
2. With a nice bed of coals in your campfire ring, forage around the campsite for roasting sticks that are ¾ to 1” in diameter at the roasting end. Wrap aluminum foil around the last 4 – 5” of the roasting end of the stick.
3. Coat the foil using nonstick cooking spray or butter.
4. Break open a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls and wrap the dough of one roll around the foiled end of the stick, making sure to close off the end and making a good seam where the two edges meet down the side.
5. Roast the dough over the fire, rotating it in the process until all sides are a golden brown. Best results are when you keep it slightly above the flame and roast slowly.
6. When the roll is fully cooked, gently remove it from the stick. It should easily slide off if you applied sufficient nonstick spray or butter.
7. Fill the open end of the cooked dough with pudding.
8. Spread the topping of your choice on the dough. (Chocolate frosting, Nutella, Peanut butter, etc)
9. Enjoy and repeat until all the dough is used!
Enjoying warm, quality éclairs around the campfire, just another great adventure in RVing. Also check out our previous article on How To Cook Breakfast Over The Campfire With A Stick
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
Hamp Phillips says
Thanks, this looks easy and fun, not to mention GOOD TO EAT
Ray Ruff says
Darn, they look really good.. Now I really want one of them.. I think I could make them.. Joe Blow
Greg E Sowards says
Is it fattening? 🙂
Richard Engel says
Sounds like a pudding filled biscuit – Yuck – Why not a proper light flaky dough?
K Elliott says
you could use refrigerated pie dough.
Stephen Michael Pinn says
While on an Alaskan caravan with Fantasy RV Tours this past summer our tailgunner introduced to these magical treats! Fabulous!
Edward Wood says
Appreciate the entry, will give it a try next time out.
Marcel Dubois says
Suggestion: Load a zip top plastic bag and with pudding added cut of a corner of bag and squeeze pudding into baked crescent. No fuss no mess!