Sugared Campfire Donuts

Sugared Campfire Donuts

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Recipe by  Luthiena

“Turn refrigerated biscuits into delicious, sugary donuts.”

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Original recipe yields 24 donuts



  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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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.



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.



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.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 199 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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