I love a good campfire treat. But you don’t have to stop at marshmallows. There’s a whole list of campfire candies that are worthy of a good roasting. Here’s a list of sweet treats that are fun over the fire as well.
Our family recently went camping with some friends. Instead of the classic marshmallows, I wanted to see what else we could roast on the fire. Some of them were a hit and some weren’t great. Check it out.
20 campfire candies worth a try
Certain sugary treats double as perfect campfire candies. I bought a few of them to try out. The ones that work the best are fruity-flavored. Check out the list below:
- Swedish fish
- Gummy worms
- Pull-n-peel licorice
- Salt water taffy
- Stretchy and tangy Laffy Taffy
- Twizzlers Nibs
- Nut Roll
- Charleston Chew
- Sweet Tarts Ropes
- Tootsie Rolls
- Peachie-O Rings
- Gushers Fruit Snacks
- Milk Duds
- Gummy Life Savers
- Werther’s Chew Caramels
- Junior Mints
- Circus Peanuts
Bring all of your candies and dump them on a plate and let your kids go wild. Everyone tried the candies and the favorite was the salt water taffy.
The gummy worms were also a big hit. Some of the candies that didn’t work very well were Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and other chocolate candy bars. But it sure was fun trying.
Just make sure your kids don’t eat too much candy, ha ha! They might end up with a belly ache or running around like crazy on a sugar high. We had a blast though. It was fun to try something different.
Other fun campfire food ideas
Of course, campfire candies aren’t the only creative food option when it comes to campfires. Here are some other ideas to making delectable campfire snacks for your next outdoor adventure:
- 17 Fun and easy campfire recipes
- 16 one-pot camping meals
- The best camping meals ever!
- 20 of the best campfire desserts
What other candy-roasting ideas do you have? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
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