Introduction: Campfire Biscuit Treat Sticks

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Want to make fun treats any time while camping or at a backyard fire pit gathering? Wrap store bought biscuit dough around wooden sticks, roast them over a fire and fill them with you favorite dessert fillings and top them off with a bit of whipped cream.

All you need to make these treats is a wooden campfire biscuit treat stick, which I'll show you how to make in this instructable.

Step 1: Materails Needed

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1 1/4″ x 48" round dowel – (makes 15 3-inch long pieces)

3/8″ x 36″ round dowel – need one for each stick

Wood glue

Drill and bits


Step 2: Stick Construction

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Cut the 1 1/4″ round dowel into 3″ lengths

Lightly sand (bevel) the 3″ dowel pieces to remove and rough areas, and slightly round the edges

* I used a hand-held sander

Drill a 3/8″ hole in the center of the 3″ dowel piece about 2" deep

* I use a small drill press

Put a dab of wood glue in the drilled hole

Lightly coat the 3/8″ dowel with wood glue and slide it into the hole

Wipe off any excess wood glue

Allow the glue to dry over night

Step 3: Before Using Sticks

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Before using your sticks for the first time, soak the big end of the stick in cooking oil for a few hours.

Spray big stick end with cooking spray between biscuit roastings

Step 4: Ingredients Needed for Campfire Biscuit Treats

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Pillsbury Grand Jr refrigerator biscuits. Do not use Grand biscuits

Pudding (Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, etc)

Fruit Pie Filling

Whipping cream

You can also use these delicious roasted biscuits to make campfire breakfast and dinner. Fill your roasted biscuit with:

Taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese

Ham and cheese

Chili, tomatoes and cheese

Sausage and scrambled eggs

Step 5: How to Make Campfire Biscuit Treats

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Stretch biscuit over the big end of the stick

Step 6: Roasting

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Roast biscuits over a fire until the outside is golden brown. To achieve a nice golden color and a more even cooking result, cook them directly over hot coals and not over a direct flame. I find that a direct flame burns the outside and leaves the inside somewhat raw.

Step 7: Ta-Da

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Remove biscuit from the stick and fill with your favorite fillings

The recipes and concoctions are endless so get creative


JohnV193 (author)2017-04-30

I want to try this

KarenK116 (author)JohnV1932017-05-03


beljar4 (author)2017-03-21

a few questions, if i may? do you think the glue is absolutely necessary if the fit is tight enough? i am impatient and dont want to wait overnight for it to dry before soaking in oil. also, do you think a 24 inch handle would work? i dont know if one would be too close to the fire with the shorter stick. (we are going camping this weekend so i am making these.)
thanks everybody for all the good filling suggestions too!

KarenK116 (author)beljar42017-03-22

Hi Beljar4, If the fit is tight enough I bet they would be just fine without the glue. When I drilled mine, some were a bit loss and they needed glue. I'm thinking it would be okay to soak them in the oil without waiting for the glue to dry overnight. I used longer sticks because the coals get pretty hot and so do my hands, even with the longer sticks. Sometimes we wear gloves. Please let me know how yours turn out and how much fun you have with them :)

beljar4 (author)KarenK1162017-03-31

we made them! they were really good. we love biscuits with butter and honey so we did that. putting them on the stick takes a little practice but we managed. thanks again!

beljar4 (author)beljar42017-03-31

also, the 3 foot length is perfect.

KarenK116 (author)beljar42017-04-03


KarenK116 (author)beljar42017-04-03

Fabulous. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Honey and butter sounds delicious. We're going to make these at Easter and I'm going to try the butter and honey along with roasted Peeps

beljar4 made it! (author)2017-03-22

i made them! left the stick long and used the glue. i will soak them tonight after work. i figured start with what works and go from there.

KarenK116 (author)beljar42017-03-22

WOW ! These look fantastic . . . Great job. Have fun with them camping this weekend and let me know how you treats turn out ...

kai.h (author)2017-03-14

These look delicious - they're very similar to a traditional Australian bread called Damper. Damper is generally made from a flour and water dough, and you can use baking powder (or SR flour) if you want it to rise.

You can make a big damper by forming the dough into a cob and bake it directly in the hot coals of a campfire (breaking off the charred outside crust to eat the soft interior) or wrap the dough around the end of a stick and cook it in a fire like this.

We used to make damper over the campfire on the ends of sticks whenever we went camping - the dough is very easy to make and when it's cooked, you can put all sorts of things down the middle (butter and golden syrup or honey was a favourite!)

KarenK116 (author)kai.h2017-03-14

Wow ! Damper sounds delicious. I'm defiantly going to make some. Thanks for sharing a link :)

mrsmerwin (author)2017-03-13

are the grands biscuits too big? Can you just separate them and make 2?

Have you tried making scratch biscuits? I imagine that you would want it to be a drier kind of dough so that it did not drip off while cooking.

I think I need a few of these for the lake house.

KarenK116 (author)mrsmerwin2017-03-13

Yes, the Grands are too big and they don't cook evenly without burning. But I guess you could split them up. I'll have to try that next time. :) I've tried the scratch biscuits but they might work.

ccooper-burke (author)KarenK1162017-03-14

Or? Maybe you could make them with a 2" dowel, to make bigger cupswith the grands? Great for heartier appetites! Also, homemade will work, if you usea rolled dough, & just roll it a few more times, to strengthen the glutens that hold it together, to make firmer-than-usual homemade ones.

KarenK116 (author)ccooper-burke2017-03-14

I like you way of thinking :) Bigger dowel means bigger pies

mbodie (author)2017-03-14

We used to call these doughboys and they're better than 'smores! First, you don't have kids waving around flaming marshmallows. Second, kids don't step on those burnt sticky marshmallows and then track everything inside your tent. #experience

KarenK116 (author)mbodie2017-03-14

Ooooh, I like that name. I might have to borrow that :)

mrsnone (author)2017-03-14

LOVE this!!

KarenK116 (author)mrsnone2017-03-14


goopybombs (author)2017-03-14

our family has been making these for YEARS and we gave them the name (Woofems)

KarenK116 (author)goopybombs2017-03-14

I heard they are sometimes called Woof'ems . . . . I like that name :)

Davebarb4 (author)2017-03-14

we used sticks and pizza dough. Stuffed it with peanut butter or tomato sauce and muzzarella cheese. What memories. Thanks for a great project.

KarenK116 (author)Davebarb42017-03-14

OMG !! That sound delicious. I'm definitely going to have to try that :)

AndreasO1 (author)2017-03-13

I need to do this with my kids theses summer! :)

KarenK116 (author)AndreasO12017-03-13

Yes, the kids will love it :)

BeachsideHank (author)2017-03-13

We used to do stick biscuits in Scouting, it gives a young person a real sense of accomplishment to craft the stick, wrap the dough, cook it, and finally get to eat the effort. ☺

KarenK116 (author)BeachsideHank2017-03-13

I agree. I think this idea originated from the Scouts if I'm not mistaken

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