We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their favorite camping snacks.
(They did not disappoint.)
We asked you to tell us your favorite camping snacks and, as usual, y'all came out guns blazin' with the best suggestions.
I'm going to rank these from least delicious to most delicious.
In case you're wondering: Yes, deliciousness is 100% objective.
Fact. Truth. Not up for debate.
For instance, pickles are gross.
Everyone knows it (except my wife).
That's why I'm starting the list with:
1. Individually Packaged Pickles*
Now, all pickles are gross. That's a scientific fact.
But there's something about an individually wrapped pickle that turns the stomach more that usual.
- Purchase an individually wrapped pickle from a gas station.
- Throw it in the garbage.
- Well done. You've made the world a better place.
2. Red Bull
Coming in at number 2 on our list is a suggestion from Stick Man.
His favorite camping snack is the beverage equivalent of jet fuel.
That's right, it's Red Bull.
You know that feeling after a long day of hiking and swimming?
When your eyes want to close and your head longs to rest on a stuff-sack full of clothes because you forgot your camping pillow?
Well, there's one sure-fire way to get rid of that feeling so you can burn hot through the cold dark night.
It's not my thing, but I'm not here to judge.
Oh wait. I definitely said I was going to judge, didn't I.
Yeah, Red Bull is gross. (But not as gross as pickles.)
I still like you though, Stick Man.
Keep on, keepin' on.
3. Deviled Eggs
Next up, we have a suggestion from Mary.
It's a strong opening with chips and dip, but I have to say I did not expect to see Deviled Eggs make an appearance on this list.
I know plenty of people who enjoy their deviled eggs. I'm not one of them.
But as long as you leave out the pickle relish and don't chase them with a can of Red Bull, we can still be friends.
Go for it, Mary!
4. Peeps S'mores
Our next suggestion comes from Laura.
Everyone knows and loves Peeps. They're the adorable little marshmallow and glitter treats that are guaranteed to glam up your chubby bunny game.
Laura suggests roasting them over the campfire in lieu of regular marshmallows for s'mores.
The colorful sugar coating will caramelize perfectly into a crispy layer of smoky sweetness.
Once you realize how delicious they are, you'll soon forget the personal trauma of having tortured such an adorable creature over the unforgiving flames of your campfire.
Give it a try!
5. Pudgie Pies
I admit, I had to google this one.
I'm familiar with Cast Iron Pie Cooker/Sandwich Makers*, but I've never heard them referred to as Pudgie Pies.
At any rate, these things are delicious!
You can fill them with anything from ham and cheese to peanut butter and jelly.
Sandwiches are tops in my book. The only way to improve on any given sandwich is to grill it.
That's what makes the pudgie pie so appealing.
Solid contribution, Shannon.
6. Crescent Roll with Apple Pie Filling
Sarah brings her A-game with the apple-pie-filled crescent roll.
I imagine this would be most perfectly executed in the previously mentioned pudgie pie iron, but you could also just wrap these up in foil and you'd be doing just fine.
The recipe is simple. You'll need:
- Crescent rolls in a can. (If you're making these from scratch, call me. We'll go camping.)
- Can of apple pie filling.
- Aluminum foil.
- Optional: nuts or chocolate chips
Unroll your crescent rolls and slather on a healthy dose of filling. Roll them up and place in the foil. Set them next to your coals, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown all around.
Top marks to Sarah for this suggestion.
7. Boiled Peanuts (aka, Bolled Pee-nuts)
If you're in the southeastern United States in the summertime, you're in boiled peanut country.
Here in Savannah, boiled peanuts are a tradition.
My son, Everett, asks me to make them on a regular basis.
There's even a Boiled Peanut Festival across the river in Bluffton every year.
Fresh is always best, but it's gotta be the season (June through early September).
Other options are available at many gas stations across the south east, but they're just not as good.
There are a couple ways you could get your peanuts to the campsite.
You can cook them ahead of time and let them cool in the refrigerator. Then pack them in the cooler with your other snacks.
Or you can just pick up some hot ones at a roadside stand or gas station on the way to your campsite.
If you've never tried or heard of boiled peanuts, you really should seek them out.
Everyone has their own recipe. I like them salty and cooked with enough hot peppers to gradually build up the heat as you eat them.
Thanks for the suggestion, Dino!
8. Stolen M&Ms
Sharing is caring, but M&Ms sneakily stolen from an unsuspecting victim's trail mix just taste better somehow.
I'm not advocating candy theft here, and everyone knows that the cardinal sin of trail mix is picking out the best bits.
However, if you can get away with it without getting caught, you and I both know they will taste much sweeter.
Good luck, Donna, you trickster you.
9. Not S'mores?
Hahaha. That's crazy.
Who doesn't love s'mores?
Apparently, the only 3 people on the planet who don't love s'mores found each other on our Facebook page.
That's ok. More s'mores for the rest of us!
I just hope they can find happiness in this world without s'mores.
Good luck, you three rare and magical unicorns.
10. Krispy Kreme Delights
At number 10 we have, not just one, but two suggestions that involve Krispy Kreme donuts.
A. Krispy Kreme Upside-down Cake
This one calls for you to *butter* each half of a sliced Krispy Kreme donut (drool). Add a little brown sugar and a pineapple ring to form a donut sandwich, and you've created something from another dimension of deliciousness.
B. Fire-toasted Krispy Kreme Donuts
This is sort of a freeform, choose-your-own-adventure recipe.
Take a Krispy Kreme donut and add your topping of choice.
Maybe stuff the hole with a marshmallow.
Maybe add a peanut butter cup or candy bar.
Go on. Get crazy with it.
Your taste buds will thank you.
That's it for now.
I hope no one minds that I quoted them. If so just let me know. I did redact last names, just because it seemed the thing to do.
If you'd like to add your favorite camping snack, head over to our Facebook Page and leave a comment.
We may update this post in the future with additional snacks.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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