7.04.2012

Campfire Cones

Looking for an easy, delicious summer treat?  Well I certainly was when we decided to hunker down and watch some third of July fireworks  (yeah, I don't know why they do it on the third...) from our new master balcony last night. 

Enter these super-easy, crazy-delicious "campfire cones."  

Now is probably the time where I should say that mama don't camp.  You can tell me how great it is to sleep under the stars until the cows come home.  (And by then, I will have checked into the nearest Hilton.)   

But campfire cones?  Now those I can solidly get behind.  

I found the inspiration on Pinterest.  (Shocking, I know.)  The original source can be found here.  You should go and check out her link as mine is more of the Reader's Digest version.  She definitely used more ingredients than we did.  

So here's what you do...

Grab an ice cream cone.  I probably should have gotten ones that are even all the way around the rim but, oh well, live and learn.  (Plus these came wrapped in those cute paper cones and you can be darn sure I'm hoarding um, I mean, saving those bad boys for some future project.)

Then you start filling the cone with ingredients.  In this one we started with chocolate chips...

Then we added mini-marshmallows...

Followed by a dollop of peanut butter.  (We actually tried a couple of different methods and as it turned out, it's better to put the marshmallows on top.  They form an insulation of sorts that helps hold in the melted peanut butter.)

Wrap up your cone in foil...


...and pop on the grill.  (We were up on the balcony so we used this tiny tabletop grill that I bought last year at Cost Plus World Market.)  You don't need to keep them on very long, just a few minutes, and I recommend giving them a little turn with a pair of tongs so you don't end up with a burnt cone.  

Here is my daughter's finished cone in all of its ooey-gooey deliciousness.  As you can see, hers had the marshmallows on top.  The one with the peanut butter on top was far less photogenic.  

The great thing about these is that you can customize them.  We did ours on the fly but next time I'm definitely going to have some alternate fillings, including fruit (like peaches and bananas).  

But even on the fly these bad boys were delicious!  

Happy Fourth!
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10 comments

  1. Yum...peanut butter and chocolate are my favorites. Those look fantastic. Happy 4th!

    Megan

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  2. Look how delicious this looks! What a great idea I have never thought of this before. I would love it over a campfire. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my niece and nephew are so gonna love you for posting this!! Can't wait to try it out on them! (And me!) Yummmm!

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  4. I'm not sure which to admire more, those delicious campfire cones or your daughters cool manicure :). I'd guess these cones made watching the 3rd of July fireworks much more enjoyable :)

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  5. Great idea - those look delicious! I would have thought putting them on their side would make the ingredients spill out all over the foil, but evidently it doesn't.

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  6. what a great idea! I'm 10 days away from the end of my diet, this will be a yummy treat!

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  7. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing

    ~Gabriella

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  8. Hi Elena,

    Super fun cone treat! We've made lots of things on our grill, but this is new to me. (Right now, our favorite is popcorn.) I might just have to give this a try. :)

    I followed you over from the Pinterest linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  9. Heading out for camping (and by camping, I'm checking into a beachside in for two nights, living in a tent for only ONE night) and this is going along for the ride!

    Bernadette from www.b3hd.blogspot.com

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  10. this sounds yummy -- though mine will be on a grill on a nice clean deck with comfy chairs too! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

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