20 Fun Campfire Desserts You Need To Try Now

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Looking for some treats to sweeten your next camping trip? You’re in the right place. We’ve gathered some of my family’s favourite campfire desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Camping desserts always take me back to my Girl Guide days, and making banana boats and cake in a hollowed out orange. It’s fun to pass on these traditions to my kids, and try new ideas each time we head out on our family camping trips.

From classic campfire desserts, to gooey s’mores inspired treats, fruity campfire pies, and more. We’ve got 20 tasty recipes to cook over a campfire, grill or for easy eating at your campsite.

So grab your marshmallows and let’s get ready to eat around the campfire!


Young girl smiling holding a s'mores cone.
Miss S enjoying her S’mores Cone on our annual family camping trip | Photo: Packed for Life

These delicious camping desserts are all treats you can make over a campfire, grill or camp stove or right at your campsite. You’ll only need a few camp kitchen essentials besides the ingredients, to make the magic happen.

  • Pie iron – super handy for all sorts of fun camping recipes
  • Foil pans – perfect for pan desserts, pies, camp nachos and more.
  • Cast Iron Skillet – not just for desserts! Cast iron is our preferred camp equipment for it’s durability, especially when cooking over a campfire.
  • Dutch Oven – super versatile for camp cooking. You can make soups, stews, breads, cakes etc.
  • Tin foil – for making foil pack desserts

1. Banana Boats

Camping plate with two foil wrapped banana boats topped with marshmallows, strawberries and melted chocolate.
Photo & recipe by XOXO Bella

Can there be a more perfect campfire dessert for kids than banana boats? I think not. Though my partner disagrees as he’s not a fan of bananas.

Just bring along bananas, add your favourite toppings, wrap in foil, and cook in the coals or over a grill.

Mini caramel / chocolate cups, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, & strawberries are our usual go-tos for toppings for campfire banana boats.

PIN of camping desserts; campfire eclairs, strawberry cake, ice cream in a bag and cake with fruit & cream.

2. Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Camp bowl of peach cobbler in front of a lit campfire with a grill.
Photo & recipe by Fresh Off The Grid

Take advantage of peach season this summer, with an easy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe. The combination of sweet peaches topped with a buttery, golden crust is heavenly.

In our family, we also like eating cobblers for breakfast. Live a little, dessert for breakfast is a treat.

3. Easy Grilled Pound Cake With Berries & Mascarpone

Two pieces of grilled pund cake, topped with mascarpone cheese, raspberries and blueberries.
Photo & recipe by Camping for Foodies

Combine a simple premade pound cake grilled to a golden brown, with fresh berries & a sweet mascarpone cheese. For a tasty after dinner dessert the whole family will love. 

The berries, toasted walnuts and mascarpone mix can all be made at home, making this a super delicious and easy camping dessert to bring out.

Grab more Kid-friendly, easy camping meal ideas and recipes here

4. Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets

Three foil packets of apple crisp with forks and red apples on a table top.
Photo & recipe by Princess Pinky Girl

This Campfire Apple Crisp recipe will have your campsite smelling amazing in no time. Just add  juicy apples, warming spices, an oatmeal brown sugar topping and a little butter. Because butter makes everything taste better.

Foil packets are our secret camping weapon, that makes things so much easier to prep, cook & clean up. And our kids love making their own foil packets. A fun way to teach them valuable life skills.

5. S’Mores Nachos

Cast iron skillet over a campfire with marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers.
Photo & recipe by Let’s Camp S’more

Campfire S’mores Nachos make easy campfire desserts and are perfect for a larger group. As you can cook up a batch in a cast-iron skillet or tinfoil pan over a campfire or grill in no time.

Or just lay out small pans, with various ingredients (be bold!) and each person can make their own.

6. Camp Cooker Cherry Pie

Plate with camp cooker cherry pie, topped with whip cream, beside a small bowl of cherry filling, and cast iron pie iron.
Photo & recipe by Homemade Heather

Easily whip up individual Camp Cooker Cherry Pies with a pie iron. You’ll only need 3 premade ingredients (cherry filling, can of whipped cream & can of flaky rolls dough), which makes it a quick, last minute treat.

You could make so many different versions by bringing along cans of different fillings; apple pie, pumpkin pie, or blueberry etc.

I highly recommend grabbing a pie iron or two, if you don’t already have one. They make all sorts of fun camping food. And my kids love coming up with crazy recipes using them.

7. Easy Fruit Salad

Colorful bowl of fruit salad with strawberries, kiwis, grapes, blueberries, mango.
Photo & recipe by The Forked Spoon

I don’t know about you, but as an adult, there’s only so many marshmallows I can eat. Which is where this fruit salad comes in.

Mix up your treat desserts with a healthier fresh fruit salad. It’s super versatile, just add your favorite fruits. Leftovers can also be used for a tasty camping breakfast the next day.

8. Easy Campfire Eclairs

Two campfire eclairs with chocolate frosting on a plate.
Photo & recipe by Bitz & Giggles

Get ready for the ultimate campfire treat recipe on a stick.

Campfire Eclairs are a sweet mix of crescent roll dough wrapped around a roasting fork, browned over the campfire, then filled with pudding and topped with chocolate frosting.

9. Caramelized Bananas

Pan of caramelized bananas
Photo & recipe by Picky Eater Blog

Caramelized bananas are a warm, indulgent treat that you can eat on its own, or use as a sweet topping. Try it over scones, banana bread, or even crepes / pancakes or yogurt for a unique and healthy dessert.

It is absolutely amazing over vanilla ice cream if you get a chance to try it at home (or if you have access while camping). We’ve done this with apples as well, and it turns out delicious too.

An easy recipe with simple ingredients. 

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10. Ice Cream In A Bag

Spoon holding ice cream over a ziploc bag of homemade ice cream.
Photo & recipe by Fresh Off The Grid

Part dessert, part science project, ice cream in a bag is always my youngest daughter’s favorite activity. And what a treat to be able to have ice cream while at the campsite.

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients, and no freezer or RV required. The cool part is it actually works. So you can have ice cream with your cobbler, or caramelized banana recipes.

11. Campfire S’Mores – 4 Ways

Pan with open faced s'mores with chocolate, freee dried strawberries and roasted marshmallows.
Photo & recipe by Champagne Tastes

Tired of the same old campfire s’mores? Well here are some unique takes to get your creativity flowing.

12. Gone Fishing Camping Snack

Picnic table with containers of peanut butter, pretzels, candy by a lake.
Photo & recipe by Fox Farm Home

Gone Fishing camping snack is a super fun cross between a snack & a dessert for kids, depending on what you bring along to dip your pretzels into.

Take a pretzel, dip it into peanut butter, then “fish” by dipping it into little containers of treats. Try sprinkles, gummy worms, trail mix, chocolate chips, goldfish crackers, raisins, or any of your preferred toppings.

13. Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler

Cast iron skillet with strawberry compote and bisquick biscuits.
Photo & recipe by The Feathered Nester

Summertime is strawberry season, and fruit cobblers are a classic campfire dessert. 

This Strawberry Cobbler with a 2-ingredient Bisquick topping (biscuit dough & milk) really highlights those juicy berries perfectly, for a for a delicious camping dessert. 

14. S’mores Skillet Dip

Photo & recipe by Juggling Act Mama

S’mores in a dip form…Whhhaat?!?!?

Ok, not only would this sweet s’mores dip drizzled with caramel and pecans be an amazing campground treat, I can see it being a fun party dip too.

Use graham crackers to scoop up the melty marshmallow fluff topping.

15. Dutch Oven Cranberry Cobbler

Cast iron dutch oven filled with Cranberry Cobbler
Photo & recipe by Camp Grill Eat

Looking for a festive camping recipe? This Cranberry cobbler is just the treat.

Tart cranberries are combined with festive spices, topped with a sweet biscuit and then cooked in a dutch oven. Making this an easy one pot dessert you can cook over hot coals. 

Don’t have cranberries? I would use blackberries, blueberries (with 1/2 the sugar) or strawberry rhubarb instead.

16. Campfire S’mores Cones

S'mores campfire waffle cone filled with chocolate, marshmallows & cookie bits,
Photo & recipe by The Slow Roasted Italian

Campfire cones have become a tradition in our household. And as a parent I love that they’re slightly less messy than the more traditional s’mores. Plus the waffle cone is easy to stuff with all our favourite toppings.

The perfect campfire treats. Just wrap in tinfoil, and heat up in the campfire coals.  

17. Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

Paper plate with peanut butter cup s'mores beside a roasting stick with two roasted marshmallows.
Photo & recipe by Boulder Locavore

I just couldn’t resist one more s’mores recipe. When I discovered peanut butter cup s’mores it changed my camp life.

I’m not a big fan of traditional s’mores (sacrilegous I know), but adding peanut butter cups take them to a whole other level.

Do yourself a favour and add these to your regular campfire food rotation.

18. French Toast Foil Packet

Campfire french toast with strawberries and walnuts wrapped in tinfoil.
Photo & recipe by Little Sunny Kitchen

Who says french toast can’t be a dessert! Add maple syrup after it’s cooked for an extra special treat.

19. Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Recipe

Strawberry cheesecake campfire cake in a cast iron dutch oven.
Photo & recipe by Let’s Camp S’more

Bake up this dutch oven Strawberry Cheesecake Cake on your next outdoor getaway.

It’s an easy dump cake recipe, just throw cups of fresh berries & the ingredients in the dutch oven. The hard part will be waiting for it to cook.

This would also make a delicious one pot camping breakfast.

20. Taffy Apple Salad

Spponful of taffy apple salad with pieces of snickers, marshmallows, apples and peanuts.
Photo & recipe by In Krista’s Kitchen

Taffy Apple Salad is a classic recipe that combines sweet and tart apples, a whipcream topping Snickers pieces, marshmallows, canned pineapple and peanuts all together.

The sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy mix comes together into a surpsrisingly fun treat.

Final Thoughts: Easy Campfire Dessert Recipes

Now that you’ve got  20 of our favorite camping desserts recipes in your back pocket, there’s no reason not to indulge your sweet tooth on your next outdoor family adventure.

Whether you’re a fan of classic s’mores or looking to try something new, these simple campfire classic treats are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.

So gather ’round the fire, grab your ingredients, and get ready to enjoy the simple pleasures of delicious campfire desserts. With these recipes, your camping trips will be filled with sweetness and unforgettable moments shared with friends and family.

Happy camping!

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