It’s about time I upgraded my camping dessert. Heck, glamping is a whole travel industry and there are blogs devoted to camping food. Why have I been stuck with stale graham crackers, slightly burned marshmallows and half-melted half-cold chocolate? Because s’mores are delicious. I love s’mores. I love the excuse to eat massive amounts of sugar just because I am roughing it (not really, but I can pretend). Getting the marshmallows to the soft, puffy, and golden brown stage just before they combust into a ball of flaming black ooze is just the mindless challenge one needs after a day of hiking.
- Light fire.
- Halve peaches and place on aluminum foil (or directly on grate). Yes some peach will stick to the foil / grate, but camping is meant to be rustic and imperfect.
- Add desired toppings.
- Roast until soft.
- Remove from heat.
The Moment of Truth
Better than s’mores. Blasphemous, I know. I’m a risk taker.
Grab as many peaches as you want – I suggest 2 per person – and your preferred toppings. Suggestions: Baileys, whiskey, brown sugar, marshmallows, toasted nuts, chocolate and/or cinnamon.
After your campfire is nice and hot place the halved peaches on aluminum foil and set on the grate. You can also use a skillet in place of aluminum foil or place the peaches directly on the grate, although the later has a tendency to leave the crunchy grilled skin of the peaches stuck to the grate. If you really want to be B-A you can place the skillet directly on the coals, although that seems like a good way to burn yourself.
After the peaches have been roasting for a few minutes add your desired toppings. My favorite: baileys, brown sugar and a square of chocolate. Once the peaches are squishy to touch carefully remove from the heat. Enjoy immediately but beware consumption is messy. Some things in life are worth the mess. This is one.
Bonfires can exceed temperatures of 1000 Celsius. Be careful out there.