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Sour Patch Grapes – A Terrific Treat for Kids & Adults on the Road, Camping or Anywhere

This past weekend we spent the weekend camping in order to try out some new recipes for our summer camping trips for our family and for Girl Scouts.  One of the recipes, we tested was called Sour Patch Grapes.  They were super easy AND a huge hit with our kids.   Special thanks to aspottedpony for the idea.

sour patch grapes mix

First thing we did was start with a bowl of washed grapes.  In a Ziploc bag, we combined two types of Jello Mix, Watermelon and Sugar Free Lemon.

The next step requires someone to coat the damp, washed grapes in the mixture.  We found this to be easier if we just put the grapes in the bag and shook them.

Sour patch grapes
Coating the grapes in the bag



Bag of Jello – Mix


The last step was to take them out of the bag and put them into a refrigerator to cool for an hour.  (I’m wondering how they would taste if we put them into a cooler this summer???)

Once the grapes get cold, you have an amazing tasty treat!  Our kids couldn’t stop eating them.  They will be a great road trip snack or an awesome snack for camping this summer!



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Scout Banana Boats Camping Foil Pack

Looking for an easy treat to make while camping?   An ooey, gooey, easy treat?  Then Banana Boats may be the way to go.  

banana boat, foil pack, camping, Girl Scouts
My daughter likes hers lightly melted


  •        1 banana per person (may cut in ½ if smaller portion is required)
  •        Mini marshmallows
  •        Chocolate, butterscotch, or other chips


  •        Sharp Knife
  •        Aluminum Foil (Reynolds’s Heavy Duty)
  •        Potholder


Two different ways to do this-  One is to cut a wedge out of the top and use it as a cover for your boat. (Works great when you have a ½ piece of banana)

banana boat, sliced banana
The full banana cut with a slit down the middle.

2nd way is to use whole banana and make a slit  from top to bottom.








Whichever way you choose- the next step is to pack the banana with marshmallows and chocolate chips

Finally, Wrap banana drug store style and cook over coals long enough to melt chips.

foil pack, banana boat, camping food
Drug Store Style Wrapped (throw back name to an earlier age??)




You can use all kinds of variations to this simple recipe.   I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips due to my son’s food allergies.  However, you are only limited to your imagination.  Enjoy!