If your family is looking for a fun, creative winter activity for your next snow day, try hosting a winter bonfire party. But if you’re getting all bundled up to enjoy a winter campfire, you’ll want to prepare some snacks as well. Why not make use of your bonfire to cook up some tasty winter treats? Here are some bonfire party snack ideas for winter days.
Campfire Hot Cocoa
Whether you’re a kid or a parent, nothing is better than a warm cup of hot cocoa on a snow day. Most families wait until the winter fun is over to enjoy warm cups of cocoa once they’re back indoors, but why not bring the cocoa right to the source? All you need is a campfire-friendly coffee pot or kettle to warm the water or milk. Prepare your hot cocoa mix and mugs, pour in the warm milk or water, and enjoy! The fresh hot cocoa will keep you and your kids warm and refreshed so that you can all keep enjoying the snow day. You could also brew up a pot of coffee for the adults.
If the cocoa wasn’t enough to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth, try making a campfire dessert. S’mores are classics, but there are plenty of other options for a cold winter camping day. With the help of a Dutch oven, you’ll be able to make a variety of campfire-friendly treats. For example, try adding homemade or store-bought cinnamon rolls to the pot and letting them sit over the fire for about 30 minutes. This should give the dough ample time to cook and rise, and the result will be an ooey-gooey sweet treat.
Your family might spend some snow days outdoors until the sun goes down. In this case, you’ll want to have a delicious dinner meal planned to warm you up. Utilize the Dutch oven again to prepare a hearty soup or stew over the fire. You can treat it as you would a slow cooker and leave the pot to simmer while you watch your children play. Few things are better than a warm bowl of soup after a long snow day—but eating it around the campfire might be one of them.
Make the most of your snow days at home with these bonfire party snack ideas for winter days. Having a winter bonfire is the perfect way to cap off a snow day or winter weekend, and it helps your family get outdoors even during the cold-weather months.