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15 Camping Dessert Recipes

Whether your an avid camper who has the ability to get away to the woods and escape all the noise for a weekend, or a city dweller like me who loves their back yard firepit on any warm enough day, I am certain you will find a camping dessert recipe to add to your list of favorites.

A collage of camping desserts including churros, campfire cream puffs, graham cracker tents and campfire cones.

These campfire cones are a fun twist on s’mores, a sugar cone filled with gooey sweet marhsmallow and the customized with an assortment of chocolate and fresh fruit. Everyone gets their own personal add ons. Such a fun dessert everyone will love.

A campire dessert maqde with chocolate, marshmallow and fruit then wrapped in tin foil and baked in a campfire.

Campfire Cones | Hip to Save

These grilled shortcake skewers are such an easy dessert idea for summer. Bake or buy some pound cake, grill them and add whipped cream, and your family is fed.

Skewers with fresh pineapple, strawberries and squares of cake being grilled for camping.

Grilled Shortcake Skewers | Betsy Life

Oh my don’t these Cinnamon twists from the Joy of Boys look good. Cresent dough coated with butter, cinnamon sugar and optional icing. This is a perfect camping dessert, but I need to try making some for at home as well.

Three twists of cinnamon bread one skewers that are baked on a grill while camping.

Campfire Cinnamon Twists | The Joy of Boys

Take Two Tapas shared this camping dessert for walking tacos. I had never heard of them before, and I am so glad I did. You take an empty bag of chips, pretzels etc and fill all the annoying air in the bag with a bunch of tasty ingredients. Such a fun portable snack for camping.

Homemade walking dessert taco recipe ingrdients in small bowls, chocolate, M & Ms banana chips, mini pretzels, marshmallows and sprinkles, so guest can toss whatever they like into a bag and snack away.

Walking Dessert Tacos | Take Two Tapas

A specialty DIY Woof em stick and some canned biscuit dough. I love how totally ingenius this idea is. Roast the pockets and then fill them with puddings, fruits, candy, or whatever else appeals. What a special camping treat.

A woof em recipe for camping. A large biscuit pocket cooked over a fire and then filled with pudding, candy and whipping cream. A fun camping dessert recipe.

Woof Em! | Her Tool Belt

A plate of campfire churros covered in cinnamon in front of the ingredients.

Campfire Churros | Liz on Call

Made with tortillas, and nutella, this campfire dessert pizza recipe is very easy to make. Sometimes the baker wants to relax to after all.

A slice of chocolate and marshmallow cover campfire dessert pizza.

Campfire Dessert Pizza | Space Ships and Laser Beams

A campfire eclair recipe with toasty brown crust drizzled in dark chocolate.

Campfire Ecclairs | The Many Little Joys

Portable banana pudding recipe stacked inside Nillo cookie bags with whipped cream and marashino cherries. The bags are sitting in a large bowl of ice for serving.

Totally Portable Banana Pudding in a Sack | Sprinkle Bakes

This campfire apple crisp looks perfect for camping. I really like individual servings when eating outdoors. I bet you could prep this ahead of time at home. Save this idea for Fall camping when the fresh apples are just out. Delicious.

Fresh apple crisp made in foil packages then baked on the gril and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packet | Give Me Some Grilling

These campfire donuts for kids would make non campers willing to spend a day camping. Just imagine these donuts warm by the fire with campfire.

A stack of golden brown doughnuts with cinnamon sugar coating.  Made on a campfire.

Campfire Donuts Recipe | Must Have Mom

A little boy with a big smile holding a bag full of less mess s'mores recipe.

Less Mess S’mores | Pizzazzerie

This is one of those simple fantastic camping dessert recipes that makes me think, oh why didn’t I think of that!! Simple and delicious. Perfect for camping or even toasting over a candle for your next movie night.

Campfire roasted marshmallows, a fresh marshmallow dipped in marshmallow fluff and then roasted over a campfire. A fun and easy to make camping dessert recipe.

Campfire Strawberries | Good Cook

One of my absolute favorite cookies, with coconut and chocolate sandwiches gooey sweet roasted marshmallow. All I can think to say is “yum”.

Samoa smore cookie recipe Two somoa cookies sandwich a freshly roasted marshmallow. A delicious sweet dessert treat for camping.

Samoa S’Mores | Creme de la Crumb

Apple Crisp is really easy to make, and can be whipped up with one bowl if you have to. Here a campfire version for those cold evenings. Yum with coffee.

An dutch oven filled with apple crisp on a campfire rack sitting in front of a campfire.

Dutch Oven Apple Crisp | North Bay Product

A tray of camping treats that looks like little tents with campfires in front.

Tent and Campfire Treats | SheKnows

Campfire Food Commonly Asked Questions

What can you bake on a campfire?

If you think about it our ancestors were forced to cook on fires full time. Anything can be cooked over a fire, but some are easier to do than others. I recommend starting with a campfire recipe and tweaking it as you like.

How do I bake a cake on a campfire?

Baking a cake over the campire is a skill, you will need a good thick pan that is strong and can be placed in coals or along side the campfire. Again start with a campfire recipe.

What kind of snacks foods can you cook over a campfire besides smores?

This recipe collection has a few alternatives you can try. Strawberries, fruit skewers, dough skewers dipped in sugar are all easy to make alternatives.

What can I roast over a fire besides marshmallows?

Like I said earlier pretty much anything can be roasted over a fire with a little practice and know how. For roasting with a stick, hots dogs, bread, sausages, corn on the cob, meat kabobs, baby potatoes are some quick ideas. For campfire desserts look for recipes

What is the most popular campfire food?

I did some looking online about this. I think its a toss up between hot dogs and s’mores. I am on team hot dog.

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