10 Delicious Campfire Desserts To Try

campfire cake

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Campfire desserts are one of the many delights of going camping. It is hard to beat sitting around a campfire and enjoying great company and great food.

The key to success is having some easy camping recipes to follow that are tasty and don’t take all day to prepare. No-one really wants to be stuck preparing and making them. Do they?

Here are 10 ideas for wonderful camping dessert recipes that everyone will enjoy and are easy to prepare shared by some of the camping and cooking best bloggers. They include banana boats, cobblers, s’mores, s’mores with a twist and more …

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler


From A Little Campy Mom

This simple recipe gives you a yummy warm dessert that you’ll find tasty and nice finish to your meal.

You’ll need a Dutch Oven, peaches, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk and margarine. To make your life easier you can always prepare some of this recipe at home.
It will take about an hour to cook when camping. If you can’t wait, you can always try it at home.
Visit A Little Campy Mom for step by step instructions.

Tortilla Dessert Roll Ups

Tin Foil Tortilla Dessert Roll Ups

From Echoes Of Laughter

In this recipe from Echoes Of Laughter you’ll need tin foil tortilla and you can choose from a variety of ingredients or add or you could substitute some of your own.

For starters you can have chocolate chips, marshmallows, Nutella, peanut butter, walnuts etc. This is an easy recipe and definitely something the kids could help prepare on their own.

If you want to make your own Tortilla Dessert Roll Ups then visit Echoes of Laughter for the full recipe.

Campfire  Monkey Bread

campfire monkey bread

From Marking My Territory

This is our 2nd Dutch oven recipe, and you don’t get much easier than this and still have a great tasting dessert. You’ll need tin foil and a Dutch Oven, plus biscuit dough, sugar, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar and walnuts or pecans.

It needs about 25 minutes cooking time and then they are ready to enjoy. (After letting them cool down a bit of course!)

For instructions and the full recipe, visit Mark My Territory

Campfire Bananas

campfire bananas

From Rhubarb And Venison

Here is another tin foil dessert and is simple to make and hard to resist. It is described as a hot banana split and in a good way. If you make it at home you can top off with ice cream.

You’ll need tin foil, bananas, chocolate chips and anything else you can think of. Top with whipped cream if you want.

Get the step by step instructions by visiting Rhubarb And Venison

Outside In Caramel Apple

outside in caramel apple

From Adventure Tykes

This is delicious and simple to make too. It’s an apple with caramel baked in the middle. It comes straight from camping in Teton National Park.

All you need is apples, caramels and tin foil. It takes about 10 minutes in the campfire coals and after cooling it is ready to enjoy. Let me know what you think. This is a favorite.

Get the full recipe and try it out for yourself by visiting Adventure Tykes

Easy Scones

easy scones

From One Sweet Appetite

Many people might think these are for more breakfast, but I like them best after a meal. They are especially good with sugar, cinnamon, cream or strawberries.

Very easy to make and very tasty, you’ll need a Dutch oven, oil, Rhodes scone mix (thawed) and your choice of topping (sugar and cinnamon is a recommended topping).


You can get full step by step directions and try it for yourself at One Sweet Appetite.

Chocolate Orange Cake

campfire chocolate orange cakes - use your imagination From Tales Of A Mountain Family

You don’t have to be an expert chef for this delicious dessert. And when camping you want tasty without the hassle, and this delivers on that.

This is a dessert that has stood the test of time and is a firm favorite with many campers second only to s’mores.

You’ll need oranges, chocolate cake mix, tin foil and 1 can of 7-up or sprite.

For step by step instructions visit Tales Of A Mountain Family

S’mores And S’mores


From Real Family Camping

In case you don’t know the classic s’mores ingredients are graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. For many this is the only campfire dessert but for more fun you can try different variations.

Just for starters there are 9 different recipes which are all scrummy and are from the book Real Family Camping Cooking. And include Nutella, PB, raisins, strawberries, quickie smores, bikkie s’mores and more for you to try.

You can check out the 10 recipes by visiting Real Family Camping

Bacon Wrapped S’more


From Dirty Gourmet

This is described as the ultimate s’mores recipe. It has got to be hard to beat, as it does include bacon in the ingredients. Although it may not sound like bacon and marshmallows go together this has been tasted and given the thumbs up by those that have tried it.

You need the usual s’mores ingredients plus bacon. Does that mean you could have this for breakfast?

See the full recipe by visiting Dirty Gourmet

Dutch Oven S’mores Cake

Dutch Oven Smores Cake

From Campside Chef

Here’s another s’mores variation! This recipe is a little more involved than some of the previous recipes, and might need some more equipment, but is still very doable. And it is worth it for a lip-smacking cake.

You’ll need a Dutch Oven (8 qt recommended), mixing bowl, whisk and measuring cups.

Plus ingredients of dark chocolate, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, Betty Crocker Devols Food cake mix, eggs, butter, water and vegetable oil.

For full recipe and step by step instructions visit Campside Chef

I hope you’ve found some easy camping desserts in this blog post you can try when you next go camping or if you can’t wait you could try them at home when you try “indoor camping” or any other time.

If you are looking for more camping recipes take a look at the Real Family Camping Cookbook for 157 different recipes.

Please try the recipes out and share your favorite dessert in the comments below.

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7 Responses to “10 Delicious Campfire Desserts To Try”

  • Lisa@BlessedwithGrace on October 19, 2012

    These are some fun camp recipes! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tempt my Tummy.

  • Miz Helen on October 19, 2012

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Diane Balch on October 19, 2012

    These look delicious. Our boy scout troop is camping this weekend I will send it over to them.

  • Melanie Skelton on October 20, 2012

    I love the cake. Very cute how you have used the candies to create the scene. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} on October 21, 2012

    These are great ideas! We’re big on special occasion cake decorating over here so that 1st photo made me smile:) Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca on October 28, 2012

    These look amazing! Especially the banana and the s’mores! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!

    • Paul on October 28, 2012

      Thanks. Nice site you’ve got on cooking, sewing and knitting. Good luck with studying Psychology in New York

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