Camping Style Crescent Rolls




 I recently went camping at North/South Lake in the Catskill Mts. in NY with my great friend Paul, or as you may know him, AtomicTurkey27. Making Crescent Rolls while camping has always been a tradition for me and my family, so when Paul came camping with us we decided to share this essential aspect of camping with everybody! Enjoy!

WARNING: Crescent rolls are extremely addicting. Bring extra because you WILL want more...

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Step 1: Go Camping, and HIKE

Go on a hike while you wait for the perfect time to make a campfire, and work up your appetite for calorie loaded crescent rolls. And take pictures of your hike. LOTS of pictures.

Step 2: Find Your Way Back and Play With Fire

Ok, well maybe not exactly, don't go lighting your tent on fire or anything. After you've gone back to your campsite and taken off your hiking boots and socks, your going to need to light a fire to make your crescent rolls over. Your going to want hot coals for baking crescent rolls, so get the fire going early, and then you can make and eat crescent rolls right after dinner.

Step 3: Break Out the Crescent Rolls!

Ok, so once you have your fire going and you are waiting for it to burn down to a pile of embers, carve your stick to roast your crescent roll on. Look for a nice stick that is rather thick, about as thick as your picky or so, and has a Y bend in it. After slicing the bark off the Y and the handle, "braid" the crescent roll around the Y. This will make the dough thinner than if it is simply wrapped around the stick, reduces cooking time and allows it to cook evenly and doesn't leave you with a gross sticky mass of uncooked dough in the center. Yuck.

Step 4: Lets Get Funky!

Ok, so now your probably thinking "Great. I just finished my delicious crescent roll. Now what?" Well, Paul told me about how he, on his last camping trip, cooked chocolate inside of his crescent rolls, almost like a chocolate croissant, and said that they were delicious. After hearing about this I couldn't wait to try it. They were absolutely delicious. Here is how you can make your very own warm chocolate filled crescent roll.

Step 5: Now Your Done. Enough Said

So, if you haven't figured it out already, your done. Go clean your stick, brush your teeth, and enjoy the fire. Crack jokes, elaborate on current events, or order your personal robot slave to bring you a drink, I don't care. Enjoy!


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    51 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i would like someone to post a recipe for crescent roll DOUGH so that people can take baggies instead of cans for weight and yes i know the cans don't weigh much but still i like to carry as little weight as possible i think that is why i was under weight not on purpose its just that for some reason when i eat junk food i loose weight and when i eat healthy i gain weight i know it dosent sound true but it is

    6 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Why not just take the dough out of the can before hand and put it in the baggie ????? If you are worried about it sticking, a little flour dusted in the bag or on the dough before putting in the bag should keep that to a minimum.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Because backpackers carry dry food when they can to reduce weight. Same result for less weight. Every ounce counts, when you save where you can your pack ends up pounds lighter. Dry flour also has an indefinite shelf life. Also a bulky can uses up precious space in you pack, while a bag of flour will mold to fit any space.

    As long as you keep it cold and away from the air, otherwise the dough will rise. Or you could just pack it, the paper can weighs about 20 grams or so, nothing that can weigh you down when backpacking


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Use bisquick powder. Preseason the powder with garlic powder and herbs put it in a baggie. Mix it up (right in the baggie) with water when you get where you are going. Litle mess and easy to carry out. Glaze the outside as you are cooking with a little water and sprinkle with salt. They taste even better in the middle of no place. I cook them the way levi506 recommends.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    If you're backpacking and don't want to carry a can of crescent rolls, you can use self raising flour (lighter than even the mix out of the can) and make twists. You can even use plain flour. If you add baking powder (6 cups plain flour to 3 tbls baking powder and mix well when dry) you have self raising flour. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Add jam or honey for a delicious salty/sweet treat. Backpackers start collecting the little packets when you eat out or buy a small plastic jar to transfer some jam into. Put it inside your cookware for protection. Parents, sick of your kids bouncing off the walls after eating smores? Try twists, the British smore! Indian (sub continent) and Native American flat breads are good too if you have a pan or suitable thin rock. Navajo flat bread and honey is really good.


    4 years ago

    Chocolate and marshmallows, YUMMY! Thank you for this. Very well done.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Man, that looks great!! It's a pity here in Brazil we don't have these Crescent Rounds..


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I have been making something like this for 50 years, since the first time I went to camp at the age of 10. I use a large dowel (I have several that I use for this purpose) and use canned biscuit dough. You have to cover the end of the dowel and the sides as high as the dough can be stretched. You do not want any holes as you will be filling it with jam, whipped cream and chocolate syrup - imagination is your only limitation. I have even made up chicken salad (chopping the chicken finely) and egg salad to stuff in the biscuits. Yum. Oh, by the way, I started the sticks out by washing the dowels thoroughly and using oil on the ends to season the sticks. I also drilled a hole in one end and have a handle of leather lacing through it to hang the sticks up. After the first use or two, the sticks are virtually non-stick from the fat in the dough. We take them camping all the time.


    6 years ago! Going camping tonight So doing this, you rock!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    How creative! Not to mention tasty!! Thanks for the mushroom tip, too.


    8 years ago on Step 5

    This was an awesome read!!!
    I never thought about doing this with crescent rolls or any other types of rolls...but I will now!! Can't wait to try this!!
    Thank you for sharing Sir.


    8 years ago on Step 4

    This looks great! Can't wait to try it out on my next camping trip. The kids are going to love it.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    that knife you have, thats a morakniv! i was looking at buying one, whats your opinoin?


    8 years ago on Step 4

    This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    ok quick question being from the uk does any other uk person know of an equivalent to the cresent roll in a tube