1.Cut the top off the orange – about 1/3 way down. (adults should to this)
2.Let the kids use sturdy soup spoons to scoop out the inside of the orange – careful not to rip or puncture the orange peel
◦** This will be messy, but it is a fun part of the activity for the kids – so be ready with paper towels and wet wipes.
3.While the kids are scooping out the oranges – mix the brownie mix, per pkg. directions*
4.Let the kids fill their own oranges – approx. 2/3 full
5.Place orange cap back on top and, while keeping orange upright, wrap orange in heavy-duty foil (as shown). *a couple layers works best. And the “curly-cue” top serves as an easy way to pull oranges from hot coals
6.Place finished wraps in a bed of coals, (not on flaming campfire), and cover until it is a mound of hot coals with just the “curly-cue” sticking out.
7.Approx. cooking time is 20 – 25 minutes, but this is variable depending on size of oranges and quality of hot coals – so check after 20 minutes to see if done.
8.Remove from coals and let sit a few minutes for the foil to cool to touch – then let the kids unwrap their own orange-baked brownies – and dig in!