The campfire is always one of the main highlights of any camping trip. Whether it’s the ghost stories that are only scary because of the sounds coming from the woods at night, or just the fun of watching the flames dance, sitting around the campfire never gets old.
While some good ghost stories are pretty hard to top, some good s’mores might just do it. Desserts just seem to taste better when made around the campfire, so that’s why we’ve gone out and highlighted some of the best campfire dessert recipes to try next time you’re craving something sweet by the fire. These are certain to become some of your family’s favorite camping desserts.
Delicious Campfire Desserts Recipes
1. Toasty Campfire Cookies
Toasty Campfire Cookies
What better dessert to start off with than cookies! This recipe combines the best of both worlds, cookies with toasty campfire marshmallows. Imagine if s’mores could be cookies as well and you have this recipe! The addition of white chocolate makes this cookie sandwich a wonderful flavor blend as the chocolate melts into the marshmallows. If you love cookies and all the traditional campfire sweets then you’ll love this recipe.
2. Campfire Donuts
We aren’t kidding with this recipe, you heard it right, campfire donuts! If you like cinnamon but don’t want to use it on apples, then this recipe is perfect for you! It’s super easy and convenient to make which makes it even better for those last-minute camping snacks. This recipe is great for bringing some classic snacks to a campfire setting.
3. Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake
If you like cakes, pineapple, and donuts this recipe is perfect for you! The cakes in question here are actually donut cakes. When preparing this recipe you get the best of three worlds! Not to mention the final sprinkle of brown sugar to give it the extra sweet kick, this recipe is great for satisfying that sweet tooth while also having that signature tanginess of the pineapple. Super easy campfire dessert!
4. Campfire Eclairs
For how it looks after, you’d never expect this recipe to be so easy to make. This delightful roll with vanilla pudding and chocolate is as delicious as it looks! It’s also super fun to make, roasting it over the fire like you would s’mores or even a hot dog. Super easy to make, looks delicious, and is delicious, what more could you ask for!
5. Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups
Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups
No, they are not fruit roll-ups, but yes they are even better! This recipe is not only convenient and easy to make but to eat as well. You can’t go wrong with this cinnamon and sugar roasted over the fire. Once rolled up, it’s too fun to not eat! It’s the perfect quick snack for a camping trip.
6. Campfire Dessert Pizza
Campfire Dessert Pizza
Yup, you heard that right, dessert pizza! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better this recipe combines probably the two best things to eat, pizza and dessert. Just like the name suggests, this pizza recipe includes all the ingredients that a campfire treat should. Graham crackers, chocolate bars, and mini marshmallows. You’d think its a giant s’more rather than a pizza; but while it may not be cheesy, this recipe is still going to be a familiar pizza, and that’s the best part!
7. Campfire Apple Crisp
Campfire Apple Crisp
Let’s take a look at something simpler to prepare than a campfire pizza, and one of the best recipes for that is these campfire apple crips! This recipe is super simple, and if you’re thinking that its too simple to be delicious you’d be very wrong. With cinnamon and granola added on top of the crips once they’ve been prepared, this recipe might be simple to make, but once you try it it’ll be a gourmet of flavor!
8. Campfire Desert Cones
Campfire Desert Cones
Last but certainly not least are the campfire dessert cones. It turns out, ice cream may not be the best thing that you can put in a waffle cone. This recipe doesn’t use ice cream, but the assortment of campfire sweets that are in these cones is just as good. Plus, as far as a campfire is concerned, they are way easier to manage as well. Try setting out loads of ingredients so each person can create their own campfire cones.
Dutch Oven Desserts
Below we’ve selected a few recipes for camping desserts that can be easily prepared in a cast iron Dutch Oven. Sometimes a campfire isn’t allowed or is too tedious, in those cases a Dutch Oven can be a lifesaver! Their durability and portability also make them perfect options for the conditions of a camping trip.
9. Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Biscuits
Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Biscuits
Like any camping recipe, this is super easy to make and takes barely any time at all! Better than that though, is that like any biscuit treat, these just can’t be beat. The addition of lemon and blueberry add not just more flavor, but nutrition as well. Whether you’re looking for a nice blend of flavor, an easy to make treat, some biscuits or a healthy snack, this recipe includes all of those!
10. Dutch Oven Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
Dutch Oven Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
Yeah we know, this one sounds pretty crazy. Once you try it though, you’ll realize the bombastic name has got nothing on how it tastes! Now, this recipe will take longer to make than most of the others on this list, but if you have the time, its absolutely worth it. The hour it takes to prepare and cook it all goes into just how delicious the cake is, you won’t regret it! Try substituting some of your favorite pie filling and cake mixes for an endless variety.
Dutch oven desserts are some of our absolute favorites!
11. Dutch Oven Cheesecake
Dutch Oven Cheesecake
Yeah, you heard that right, cheesecake! If you never thought you could prepare some fantastic cheesecake while camping you’d be wrong, because this recipe will teach you how to do just that. As long as you have a few essential ingredients and your handy Dutch Oven, you’ll be able to enjoy this recipe in no time!
12. Dutch Oven S’mores Cake
Dutch Oven S’mores Cake
S’mores and cake, combine them together and you have possibly one of the best camping treats out there! Once you try this recipe, it will instantly becomes a staple in all of your trips to come. You just can’t go wrong with a s’more cake, especially one as simple to make as this one. If you’re up for having a blast, then this recipe is perfect for you!
13. Dutch Oven Brownies
Dutch Oven Brownies
If s’mores and cake aren’t really your speed, but you still love chocolate, then we have the perfect recipe for you! These Dutch Oven campfire brownies are not just super easy to make, but also have room for a little creativity. You’re free to use essentially any brownie mix you’d like, so go wild! The possibilities are endless with this amazing recipe.
S’mores are the classic campfire dessert! Over the years, the traditional graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate sweet treat has been improvised and improved in a number of different ways. So no camping dessert list would be complete without a few yummy s’more recipes. Below are a few favorites that we highlighted, and we know you’ll love them as well!
Just as the name suggests, this recipe combines s’mores and oreos, quiet possibly the best combination ever. Like most s’more variation, this recipe is super easy to make, and is an especially great snack for younger kids. You definitely can’t go wrong with this recipe on your next camping trip!
15. Fudgy S’more Brownies
Fudgy S’more Brownies
Maybe s’mores and oreos aren’t the combination you’re looking for. In that case, this S’more brownie recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth just as well! With this recipe, you can expect some of the most flavorful brownies you’ve ever had. Topped off with graham crackers and marshmallows, it’s almost too good to be true!
16. S’mores Nachos
While it may not sound like the most appealing combination, you won’t regret giving this recipe a try. The good news is, despite being nachos, you aren’t going to use any cheese. After all, melted cheese and s’mores together is probably not the best idea. With this recipe, you’ll get an amazing blend of marshmallows, chocolate, peanut butter and more, all made into a bite size collection of graham nachos Yeah we know, it’s pretty amazing!
17. S’mores Cookies
As if cookies alone weren’t good enough, now you can have S’more flavoured cookies! This recipe is super easy to make and will have you doing so over and over again. With ground graham crackers and a soft marshmallow fluff center, you’ll never be able to get enough of this delicious recipe!
18. S’mores Chocolate Cups
S’mores Chocolate Cups
These are some of the best bite-sized treats you’ll ever make when camping. This recipe takes all the best part of a smore and condenses it into a super easy to make and fun to eat dessert. Better yet, they can be made in bulk!
It can be easy to get caught up in excessive sweets and over the top recipes when camping, so if that’s not what you’re looking for, we’ve highlighted some healthier options below. To top it all off, they are just as delicious as the rest!
19. Baked Apples
Even though it may not sound like one, these campfire baked apples can make an amazing treat. While being a healthier option, this recipe doesn’t sacrifice any sweetness as the apple core gets replaced with granola, and cinnamon is draped over it all. Once toasted, the combination of the heated apple with granola or oatmeal topped off with cinnamon will be like a mini apple pie. Won’t hurt to give it a try! Try with a brown sugar mix and a dab of whipped cream!
20. Grilled Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
Grilled Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
The idea of grilling dessert may not sound too appealing but trust us when we say that giving this recipe a try might just change your mind! If you like fruit pies then you’ll love this cobbler. With peaches and blueberry giving it a wonderful filling, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream serve as the cherry on top. The cast iron pan means you can cook over a grill, or open fire. This recipe will take more time to prepare, but it is absolutely worth it! Try a different flavor cake mix, or filling.
21. S’mores Trail Mix
S’mores Trail Mix
Even in the healthier options, we had to include some s’mores! We just know that you’ll absolutely love this combination of all the things that make s’mores so good, and some classic trail mix. Perfect for those quick and healthy hiking snacks or easy camping desserts!
22. Campfire Banana Boats
Campfire Banana Boats
Going back to the theme of fruit desserts, this recipe is a fantastic addition to your camping cookbook. With chocolate chips being sprinkled onto the banana and marshmallows being used as well, these banana splits promise a fantastic and unique campfire flavor that blends a lot of familiar elements together. If you love even just one of the ingredients in this recipe, chances are you’ll end up loving the whole thing!
23. Campfire Strawberries
These couldn’t be more simple to make! Just skewer your strawberries, coat them in marshmallows and lightly roast them over the fire, you’ll have an unbelievably delicious snack on your hands in no time. One of the best things about this recipe is how unique it is, yeah it’s easy to make, but how often do you see toasted marshmallow strawberries?! You definitely won’t regret trying this one.
24. Gluten Free S’mores
Gluten Free S’mores
For our gluten free folks out there, we selected an awesome gluten free s’mores recipe. With slight alternatives to the traditional ingredients, these will taste just as good if not better than their gluten counterparts.
25. Dairy Free Easy S’mores Cupcakes
Dairy Free Easy S’mores Cupcakes
For those of you who can’t have or like to avoid dairy, we found the perfect recipe for you! These vegan s’more cupcakes go above and beyond to be some of the best possible camping treats out there. Who doesn’t love s’mores, and who doesn’t love cupcakes!
Tin Foil Camping Desserts
Below we’ve selected a few recipes that can easily be prepared over some tin foil. They are super convenient, super simple and best of all, super tasty!
26. Campfire S’mores Dip
Campfire S’mores Dip
We had to start it off with another s’mores recipe, and this one is super fun! Using the tin foil, you’ll melt marshmallows and chocolate into a dip that you can then use to enjoy your s’mores with. It’s super easy to make, and super fun to eat! Can’t go wrong with s’mores dip.
27. Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread
Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread
This recipe will require a little more time and some extra ingredients, but if you plan ahead, it can easily become a staple of your campfire desserts! Imagine Ihop, but at your camp sites, that’s what you’ll get with this amazing recipe. Once topped off with maple syrup and cinnamon, you’ll only wish you knew about it sooner!
28. S’more Dessert Roll Ups
S’more Dessert Roll Ups
These might just be better than fruit roll ups. Bold statement we know, but that’s how confident we are that you’re going to adore this recipe! Its basically a camping taco, and when you try it for the first time, you might never be able to go back to regular ones.
29. Citrus Bread Pudding in Foil Packets
Citrus Bread Pudding in Foil Packets
While something like this may not be too familiar to you, we can promise that this recipe is absolutely delicious. It will require more time to prepare, around an hour, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be glad you did! Using either grapefruits or oranges depending on your preference, you’ll be able to craft a wonderful dessert on your next camping trip!
30. Foil Pack Chocolate Cherry Cake
Foil Pack Chocolate Cherry Cake
This recipe is perfect for the chocolate lovers out there. The cherries can be an optional addition, but we highly recommended them for that added flavour. Plus, if all that chocolate is a little too intense, the cherries are a great way to balance that out!
Grainne Foley grew up in Ireland and spent summers caravanning around Europe with her family. Now, as a wife and mother of 2, she spent 5 years traveling the USA as a full time RVing family. She is passionate about travel, and helping others who are considering the RV lifestyle. She has created dozens of helpful RVing checklists which are available throughout the website, and has curated hundreds of simple, flavorful meals for families on the go.