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Camping is a favorite for many families to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy days. Brownies are one of the easiest camping baked goods to make.  The secret to getting a successful campfire dessert dish is to understand your environment and being able to adapt your recipes accordingly: is it windy, is it cold? Is it sweltering hot? Is it humid or is it dry?  There is no easy dial for the campfire grill.



Brownie Package Mix

¼ Cup of Filtered CLEAR2O Water

¼ Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Egg


Cast iron pan

Tin foil, to cover the pan

Parchment paper (or you can choose to grease your pan)

Wooden spoon, to stir the dough



  1. Preheat cast iron skillet over open flame
  2. Combine ingredients to a medium bowl and mash together with a large spoon.
  3. When the cast iron skillet is hot, remove from the filter and pour batter. Spread the batter, gently and evenly, using a wooden spoon or a spatula. Cover with tin foil; cover twice if needed, especially if it is windy and place something heavy (i.e. lid, cookie sheet, etc).
  4. Bake in the campfire until the top appears to be evenly cooked. Check at the 30 minute mark.
  5. Test doneness with a knife or toothpick. When the edges get hard and the middle isn't liquid, the pan is ready. 
  6. If needed, cook over the open fire for another 5 minutes if needed, but be careful to not let pan get too hot otherwise the bottom will burn. Use oven mitts when picking up the pan ... it's very, very hot!  It’s best to remove the cast iron skillet from the fire and place on a ventilated spot so air can circulate underneath and cool to avoid the brownie from continuing to cook.
  7. Cool slightly before serving directly from the skillet.




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