Easy Camping Desserts & Recipe Ideas
Camping desserts are an essential part of any meal when you’re enjoying your time in the great outdoors. No camping trip would be complete without something delicious to indulge in around the fire.
Part of the fun of camping is cooking all of your food over the campfire, whether you’re using a pie iron, tin foil, or a plain old roasting stick. Your dessert shouldn’t be any different!
Here are some ideas for delicious camping dessert treats you can make while you’re roughing it. Keep the taste buds happy, because camping was made for sweet treats.
Camping Desserts You Can Make on the Campfire
These campfire desserts are delicious and super easy to make. Most of them only require a few ingredients, so they won’t be too much to pack.
You can also find the majority of them in your campground general store.
Many of these recipes also share similar ingredients, so you’ll be able to test out a few of these campfire treats at once to see which ones you love the most!
We guarantee you’ll be drooling by the time you’re done reading this list.
The Best Campfire Pie Iron Recipes
1. Hobo Pie
Hobo pies are super easy and delicious. You can use any type of pie filling you want, so everyone will always be happy.
Make sure you spray your pie iron before you use it. Butter a piece of bread and place it in the pie iron with the buttered side facing down.
Fill the bread with pie filling and then butter another piece of bread, placing that one on top with the buttered side out.
Then just close up your iron and roast it over the hot coals for about 4 minutes. Turn it occasionally to make sure all sides are cooked.
2. Campfire Mountain Pies
This recipe is a delicious pie iron favorite.
Spray your pie iron. Then butter a piece of bread, place it buttered side down, and load it up with Nutella or peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas.
You can try tons of variations for this, including adding coconut flakes or marshmallows.
Butter another piece of bread, put it on the top with the buttered side facing out, and close the pie iron. Then just cook it over the hot coals for 5 minutes.
When All You’ve Got is a Roasting Stick
3. S’Mores: The Classic Camping Treat
A camping trip isn’t complete until you’ve made some s’mores over the fire. If you don’t know how to make s’mores, it’s quite simple!
Roast a marshmallow and then place it in between 2 graham crackers with a piece of chocolate in the middle.
To switch it up, you can try a few different variations. Use Celebration cookies– they already have chocolate built on the cookie! You can also try different types of cookies and chocolate combinations.
Another way you could switch it up is to put something else in the middle. Peanut butter or Nutella are popular toppings for this! If you’re allergic, you can try ice cream sauces like caramel or strawberry.
4. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
Check out this outdoors-y take on classic cinnamon rolls. All you need to do is bring a few tubes of cinnamon rolls with you on your camping trip to make these.
You can use any type of cinnamon roll, but the spiral types work best.
Just wrap the cinnamon roll around your roasting stick and cook it over the fire. Like many campfire desserts, you don’t want to hold it too close to the flame. Instead, keep it near the hot coals for maximum roasting potential.
Tin Foil Recipes
5. Foil Caramel Apple Crunch
Craving some apple pie on your camping trip? Then try out these grilled caramel apple crunch desserts.
Just chop up some apples and place them in a piece of foil, drizzle them with caramel sauce and top with some granola.
Take another piece of foil, fold it over the top, and wrap the pieces around the apple mix.
Then just put it on the hot coals for about 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
6. Chocolate Banana Melt
Slice a banana without cutting it all the way through. Then stuff it with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap it in tin foil and cook away!
Add some peanut butter or Nutella if you really want to go all out!
7. Campfire Cones
You can use whatever ingredients you want when you make these yummy campfire treats. Just take an ice cream cone- sugar cones work best- and fill it with a bunch of your favorite things.
Some popular ingredients include marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter, chocolate or caramel sauce, and fruit such as bananas.
Once you’ve got your cone filled with some good stuff, wrap it in tin foil and cook over the hot coals.
It should take about 5 to 10 minutes to fully cook. You’ll know it’s done when it’s gooey and melted!
Dutch Oven Camping Desserts You Can Share
8. Campfire Cake
This cake is so easy to make, you’ll want to make it at home, too! It only has 2 ingredients- cake mix and pie filling. You can choose any combination of flavors and varieties, from cherry mix and chocolate cake to vanilla cake and apple pie filling.
Line your dutch oven with a liner if you want to avoid scrubbing for hours!
Just pour in the pie filling and then the cake mix. Let it cook over the hot coals for 30 to 40 minutes.
9. Caramel Apple Cobbler
Line the dutch oven with foil to avoid heavy duty clean up. For this recipe you just need a can of apple pie filling, a box of caramel cake mix, and a squeeze bottle of margarine.
Similar to the campfire cake recipe, throw in the pie filling. Then add the cake mix and pour the margarine generously over the top. Cook it on the hot coals for about 45 minutes, until the top is bubbly and golden brown.
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