Campfire Chocolate Oranges

We are no gourmet cooks around here when it comes to camping.  Truth be told, I am often so worried about all the rest of the gear and getting ourselves there that food falls to the wayside. We just don’t get too fancy, though we’ve been stepping up our game a bit this year.

Yield: servings5

Campfire Chocolate Oranges

Campfire Chocolate Oranges

These are a fun treat for around the campfire. A little prep work at home before you're camping does make the process much easier.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 5 large oranges
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can of orange sparkling water


Prep Ahead at Home Instructions 

  1. Cut off the very top of the oranges and scoop out the insides. It is sometimes easiest to cut the oranges a bit inside the peel and then they are easier to scoop. Set aside the orange and the lid to bring with you camping.  

At the campsite

  1. At the campfire, mix the chocolate cake mix and 1 can of orange flavored sparkling water.
  2. Pour some of the brownie mix into each of the oranges so they are about ¾ of the way full. 
  3. Put the top on the orange. 
  4. Wrap the oranges in heavy-duty tin foil. Set the wrapped orange in the middle of another sheet of tin foil and pull the sides up and twist to make a foil handle. 
  5. Set them in the coals of your fire and cook for 10 minutes before checking. Check batter to see if it’s done and then cook another 10 minutes if not. 
  6. Remove from fire, let cool slightly and then eat warm. 


You can also use lemon-lime soda instead of sparkling water for this recipe if you choose. We think it makes it too sweet, but it totally works too.

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  • Amelia lives with her husband and five young children outside of Jackson, WY in Grand Teton National Park. As a mom, she quickly learned that the secret to sanity was to spend more time outside where tantrums don't see quite so bad. Amelia started TMM in 2012 to help encourage all families (including her own) to get outside, no matter the weather. Due to the necessity of having to keep so many kids warm and happy, she has become an expert in kids' gear and loves being able to share it with others.

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