Campfire Churros

Campfire Churros Recipe
This Campfire Churros Recipe is a fun and easy dessert for camping.

During a summer camping trip to the Kern River, I met some fun neighbors who invited us over to make their campfire churros recipe.

Nicknamed the Kern River Crusties, these campfire churros are nothing more than packaged biscuit dough that’s rolled into little balls and then cooked with skewers over the campfire. Once the biscuits are cooked through, you roll them in a cinnamon-sugar-butter mixture.

Be sure that kids are supervised by an adult when making these, especially when heating the butter.

Campfire Churros Recipe

Campfire Churros

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Chef Jason Hill learns how to make an easy camping dessert — an easy campfire churro recipe dubbed Kern River Crusties — in this episode of "Chef Tips." Like many camping dessert recipes, these campfire churros should be supervised by an adult, especially when heating the butter.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 package prepared biscuit dough
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter


  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow container.
  • To begin, grab a bit of dough (about 2 biscuits) and roll it into a ball or skinny snake-like shape.
  • Place the biscuit on a campfire roaster or twist it around the roaster.
  • Roast over the campfire and remove when browned and cooked through. Be careful not to burn.
  • In the meantime, heat 1-2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over the campfire.
  • Remove the cooked dough and dip in melted butter, followed by the cinnamon-sugar mix.
  • Toss well to coat in a Tupperware or Ziploc bag.
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