Woof ‘Ems – Crazy Good Camping Food
What in the world is a Woof ‘Em Stick? That’s what I thought, too. But, when you try your first Woof ‘Em – you’ll understand. They are so delicious; you’ll want to woof ‘em down.
Must Have Camping Gear
Woof ‘Em Sticks are probably the most versatile piece of camp cooking gear you can own. Make breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts with the crazy things and each ‘woof’ is better than the last. You can prepare them over any heat source. Your Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove or even your Kelly Kettle fire chimney is the obvious choice for this blog – but we seriously mean ANY heat source, so a campfire, bar-b-que grill, charcoal coals, fire pit, or kitchen gas stove will do the job.
Fun Camping Food for Easy Campfire Recipes
The easy part of the Woof ‘Em sticks is the preparation…or lack thereof. Most grocery stores carry Pillsbury regular biscuits in a can… you know, the blue tube you whack on the counter or hit with a spoon and jump when it opens… those!! Even the ‘Grands’ work – just more to Woof. Don’t get fancy. The cinnamon rolls or orange rolls might look good, but we prefer the regular biscuits. Any brand will do. You can dress up the finished product any way you choose – later. But feel free to experiment and comment below if you find something you should be sharing with the rest of us Woofers!
Easy Camping Breakfast
Start with breakfast. Scrambled eggs mixed with crisp bacon, and cheese nestled into prepared woof ‘em makes a delicious breakfast treat. Top with a dollop of salsa and sour cream for an extra YUM! Try breakfast sausage links, topped with a fried egg and a side of fresh fruit to get your day started. Or maybe just a ‘cuppa joe’ and a Woof ‘Em topped with butter and jam. (Or butter with cinnamon sugar. OHMGEE)
Finger Food for Lunch
Before you leave home, mix up a batch of tuna or egg salad. When lunchtime rolls around at the campground, fill your prepared Woof ‘Ems with the salad mix, add some chips and a crunchy pickle. If sandwiches are more your lunch style, try filling a toasty Woof ‘Em with slices of deli corned beef, Swiss cheese, a spoonful of sauerkraut topped with Russian dressing for a camp-style Reuben. YUM. A BLT would work great or even some PB&J.
Dinner Woof ‘Ems are Limitless
Camping calls for chili, doesn’t it? Spoon some warm, beefy chili into a nice toasty Woof ‘Em, top with some cheese, maybe chopped green onions if you’re going gourmet out there. There are a ton of things you can fill your Woof ‘Ems with. I love options like canned beef stew, frozen meatballs in marinara sauce, sloppy joes, pulled pork or chicken, taco meat to just to name a few easy camping recipes. A side of beans and some coleslaw from the deli and you’re set.
Woof ‘Ems for Dessert – Let’s Get Crazy
Now we get to the serious stuff… dessert. Woof ‘Ems were made for dessert. Hit the baking aisle in the supermarket. Grab canned pie fillings; lemon, key lime (super delish) blueberry, & cherry. Go for puddings – vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch and banana (make the pudding mixes before you go or take the prepared pudding cups) Grab a can of Redi-Whip (maybe, 2… include the chocolate) to top the tasty little treats. Mix and match the above, as your heart desires. Banana pudding topped with sliced banana and Redi-Whip is delish. Fresh strawberries with a squirt of whip – superb! With each bite, you’ll say “that’s the best”. Then you’ll try the next one, and it’ll be the best and you’ll keep trying to decide. Some melted Sephra Chocolate Chips covered in marshmallow crème makes mighty good Woof ‘Ems smores.
What you stuff into your Woof ‘Ems will depend on what you’ve got in the pantry and your family’s tastes. As you can see, they are so easy to make and are a great way to bring the family to the table; whether that table is at home in the kitchen or at some campground in the mountains, the beach, or celebrating our Nation’s National Parks 100th birthday. You’ll be Happy Campers with your trusty Woof ‘Em Sticks at your side.
How to Toast Woof ‘Ems
- Always wash your Woof ‘Em sticks and cups in warm soapy water before using.
- Take a section of dough and kind of pull and wrap around to cover the entire cup.
- Shape it with your hands – kind of like pulling and shaping a pie crust.
- Toast over an open flame or hot coals ‘til golden brown turning slowly to toast on all sides. Probably for about 2-3 minutes. Kind of like a marshmallow – just depends on how toasty you like it.
- Make sure it’s toasted enough to cook through.
- Don’t worry if it’s not perfect – it will be delicious not matter how it looks!