Sugared Campfire Donuts Recipe -
Sugared Campfire Donuts Recipe
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Sugared Campfire Donuts

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"Turn refrigerated biscuits into delicious, sugary donuts."

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Original recipe makes 24 donuts Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Toss together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, set aside. Cut each biscuit into thirds, and roll into balls. Skewer on a toasting fork, and cook over hot coals, turning constantly, until golden brown. Dip into melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2007

Our girl scout troop makes these a little differently. We cook the biscuits in butter on top of the camp stove. Melt the butter first, add the biscuits to cover most of the pan. We don't bother cutting and rolling into a ball. Be careful to keep flame low or you'll end up with burned biscuits quickly. Add pats of butter on top as needed as biscuits cook; flip one time as you cook. Roll the hot, buttery biscuits in the cinnamon sugar. Delicious! The girls hover to make sure the get them hot and fresh! If you do cook the biscuits on a stick over fire, I learned to sort of stretch the biscuit out and wrap it around the stick. You'll end up with a long twisted breadstick shape that will cook more evenly over the camp fire.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2010

Based on the process I have to only give this a 3. Our process is different but the results taste like Crispy Cremes! We simply place a coffee can on a rack with 2-3 cups of canola oil inside. Make sure your rack is over the even coals. A raging fire will only be a disaster. Use the cheapest biscuits (10 per tube) and simply poke your finger in the center of each biscuit. We usually do this ahead of time and place them on a paper plate for easy access. Gently drop the biscuit in the hot oil. You can cook 2 at a time and use a marshmallow fork to flip them after they turn golden brown. Have a helper standing by with a brown lunch sack filled with 1 cup of sugar and some cinnamon to taste. Place hot donuts in bag, close and shake. They are then passed around the fire and you are lucky if you even get one! Definately not a job for children though they do a great job of eating them up! We usually make 6 tubes and it goes pretty quick. I wear a headlamp so I can see them browning as it's usually a nighttime treat.


28 Ratings

Aug 15, 2007

This is a yummy recipe. However we make a little different. First of all we use the biscuit with the bits of butter in them (Grands) then we cut them into 4ths and then roll them out like a snake and then wrap around a hot dog fork and cook until golden and then roll into butter and cinnamon sugar. The grands biscuits make a huge difference.

Jun 05, 2012

Made these donuts during our last camping trip. Sometimes the method worked sometimes it didnt. The trial and error of it made for some good laughs around the campfire. We rolled them in to balls, stretched them out and wrapped the roasting stick but found that cooking them in a pan over the fire in melted butter worked the best. I'm only giving it 3 stars because they only turned out half the time and talk about high cal/high fat. Doubt I'll make them again.

Jun 25, 2009

This is super good if you take your time. It really is worth the wait.. If you rush it, it burns!

Sep 01, 2010

good good very good. this recipe is off the hook

Apr 12, 2008

Great recipe and fun to make!! I made smaller balls and lined them up in rows in a pam sprayed pie iron. Makes it go a little faster for all your hungry campers.

Jun 15, 2007

This sounds great. We tried this while camping and did not have much success. The dough did not want to cook all the way through, so the centers were very doughy. If we left them over the fire the outsides were burnt to a crisp. We did have a rather high flamed fire. This may work better over a small hot coal fire. I will try again with a different fire next time. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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