Part of the fun of camping is the treats we get to enjoy while we are there. Making popcorn over a campfire at night is one of those memory making opportunities the kids will talk about for years to come. It’s a lot easier to do than you might expect and you can make it with simple ingredients, you won’t even need a packaged mix.
You can make your popcorn over your campfire embers or on the family grill. The heat should be simmering but not too high. You’ll need some popcorn, some cooking oil, heavy duty tinfoil, salt, and a sturdy skillet that is wide and not too deep. You may even want to use a heat resistant glove.
Begin by adding oil to pan and swirled around the bottom until the whole surface has been coated evenly. Sprinkle the popcorn kernels into the oil and seal the top with the tent of heavy-duty foil. Gently shake the pan back and forth as the popcorn begins to warm over the heat. Be sure to shake it constantly so the kernels don’t burn. Soon you’ll hear the first sounds the popcorn popping. The kids will love to see the tinfoil popping up in hearing the rumble from inside. When the popping sound slows down to almost nothing, take the pan off the heat.
Carefully remove the tinfoil from the top of the pan. Be careful here because this team will be very hot as it pours out from your popcorn. Be sure your face and hands are not too close to the rising steam. Now is the time these in your popcorn just the way you like it. You can drizzle on some melted butter, sprinkle with some salt, or some people like to add flavored popcorn toppings. You may even like to add retreats to your popcorn such as M&Ms or chocolate chips.
You can find the recipe and more details for making this tasty treat at Campfire Popcorn.
Time spent in front of a campfire is wonderful family time and sharing in popcorn making adds to the experience. We hope you enjoy all your camping trips with family and friends.