Around here, summer is family time. Well, it’s family time when we don’t have one or the other off the kids off to camp. . . regardless, we spend a lot of time together in the summer and most of those times seem to revolve around food.
Getting together with friends at our boathouse at the lake? We cook out. Having a family campfire in the evening? Make S’mores (Maybe even fancy Strawberry Creme S’mores). Spending at day on the lake? A cooler of soda, a pack of sunflower seeds and some snacks get tossed in the bag. Playing Bean Bag Toss (aka Cornhole) in the backyard? Make some homemade sno-cones.
You get the idea.
So when Walmart asked me to share some summer fun with all of you, I immediately thought of a food idea I’ve been wanting to try. Campfire Cones! I can’t take credit for thinking these up–I saw Hip2Save’s picture of Campfire Cones on Pinterest (where else)
I told the kids my idea and they were intrigued.
Assembly is easy. Slice the bananas and strawberries, then toss things into the cone. I went for more fruit and a bit of chocolate and marshmallow. My teens were, uh, a little more liberal with the sweets.
Next you wrap them up with tinfoil. Remember–you don’t want to press and squeeze or you’ll break the cone, so be a bit gentle.
I didn’t feel like lighting up a campfire, so we tried them on the propane grill. I put the grill on medium high, placed the cones inside and then closed the grill. Nine minutes later I used some tongs (not your hands people–they are HOT) and pulled them off. After a short cool down period, we unwrapped them.
My cone was a little mashed (which is how I know to warn you about being gentle!). I wasn’t sure exactly how you were supposed to eat them, but I decided to use a narrow and long ice tea spoon. I guess you could just bite into it, but knowing me I’d wind up with campfire cone all down the front of my shirt.
The cones were delicious. I was very happy I had included the strawberry–it was a warm delicious burst of flavor! I typically eat strawberries either raw or in jam, I honestly can’t remember another recipe were I cook them IN something.
So if you are looking for something new to try this Summer as a fun activity/snack (two for the price of one), give Campfire Cones a try!
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.