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Easy But Delicious Desserts for Camping

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Camping in nature does not mean you have to leave your sweet tooth behind. In fact, the great outdoors provides the perfect backdrop for preparing easy-to-make, delicious desserts for camping. While eating your camp desserts, you can enjoy nature, watch the stars, and have fun with your group.

We have several desert ideas for camping that are easy to make or make-ahead ones. If you are ready to elevate your trip and menu with special treats, you should check out our mesmerizing desserts for camping!


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Banana Campfire Dessert

Banana boats on campfire is a gooey delight that you can have under the stars. This dessert for camping is one of the easiest ones you can prepare. On the other hand, thanks to the great taste of banana, marshmallow, or chocolate, it will be one of the best campfire desserts.


  • Ripe bananas
  • Chocolate chips or chunks
  • Marshmallows
  • Aluminum foil
  • Optional toppings such as peanut butter, caramel sauce, crushed nuts, or other sweet treats


banana boats on campfire


How to make it:

Banana boat dessert is one of the easy foil desserts for camping. It is easy because the preparation and cooking it on the campfire take only a few steps and a few minutes. To prepare your desserts, you can follow the instructions below:

Prepare the Fire

Get your campfire to a point where you have glowing coals. A moderate flame is ideal for cooking the banana boats without burning them.

Prep the Bananas

Slit each banana lengthwise through the peel. You should ensure not to cut all the way through the fruit. Gently open the slit to form a pocket.

Stuff the Bananas

Fill the pocket with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Feel free to add any optional toppings of your choice for extra flavor.

Wrap and Cook

Wrap the bananas individually in aluminum foil and make sure they are sealed well. Place them on the grill rack over the campfire or directly on the embers. Cook for about 5-10 minutes.


Campfire Cones

Looking for easy desserts for camping? You are in the right place to make the most delicious but easy desserts. Campfire cones are a toasty twist on ice cream cones. You can see our recipe below for one of the most delicious foil packet desserts for camping. But, please note that you can change the ingredients according to your taste!


  • Waffle cones
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips or small chocolate pieces
  • Amuminum foil
  • You can optionally add peanut butter, banana slices, strawberries, caramel sauce, or crushed cookies

easy cone dessert


How to make it:

Fill Your Cones

Start by layering chocolate chips, marshmallows, and any other fillings you desire inside the waffle cones. Be generous but also mindful not to overfill.

Wrap Them Up

Wrap each cone tightly in aluminum foil, ensuring it is completely covered to avoid any leaks.

Heat and Enjoy

Place the wrapped cones on a grill rack over your campfire or on hot embers. Allow them to heat through for about 5-7 minutes, or until the fillings have melted together.

Serve Carefully

Unwrap the foil from each cone, being cautious of the steam. The cones will be hot but ready to enjoy—dive in and savor the warm, melted bliss.


Campfire Smores

When you think about camping, you also think about marshmallows, for sure. Because it is a classic! Campfire smores involve roasting marshmallows over an open fire until they are perfectly golden. But we will create toast out of these marshmallows. Let us get started.


  • Graham crackers (2 per s’more)
  • Large marshmallows (1 per s’more)
  • Chocolate bars (preferably milk chocolate, 1 piece per s’more)
  • Roasting sticks



How to Make It:

Prepare the Campfire

Ensure your campfire has reached a steady state with small flames and glowing coals which are perfect for roasting marshmallows.

Assemble Your Ingredients

Break a Graham cracker in half to create two squares. Place a piece of chocolate on one of the Graham cracker halves.

Roast the Marshmallow

Spear a marshmallow on a roasting stick and hold it above the flames until it is roasted to your liking. Aim for a golden-brown exterior for the best taste and texture.

Create Your S’more

Carefully place the roasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate piece, then top it with the second Graham cracker half. Press gently to melt the chocolate slightly with the warmth of the marshmallow.


Campfire Apple Crisp

Good desserts for camping are a great way to enhance your camping experience. You can elevate your trip with this rustic outdoor delight. Because campfire apple crisp is a heartwarming dessert that brings the cozy comfort of home to the great outdoors. It can be your make-ahead desserts for camping, or you can prepare it during your trip.


  • Apples (4-5 medium, peeled and sliced)
  • Brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Old-fashioned oats (1/2 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (1/4 cup)
  • Butter (1/4 cup, cold and cubed)
  • Aluminum foil or a cast-iron skillet

delicious apple dessert



How to Make It:

Prep Your Campfire

Ensure you have a steady fire with glowing coals ready for cooking.

Mix the Filling

In a bowl, combine the sliced apples with half of the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until the apples are well coated.

Make the Topping

In another bowl, mix the oats, flour, and the remaining brown sugar. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Assemble the Crisp

If using foil, divide the apple mixture among several large pieces of foil, then sprinkle the oat topping over the apples. Seal the packets tightly. If using a skillet, layer the apples at the bottom and cover evenly with the topping.

Cook Over the Campfire

Place the foil packets on the embers or the skillet over the grill grate. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the topping is crisp.



Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dutch oven desserts can be nostalgic and delicious. This one is one of the great camping deserts. Because it involves the caramelized sweetness of pineapple slices. If you are ready, let us bake a cake!


  • Canned pineapple slices (and juice)
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Brown sugar (1 cup)
  • Butter (1/2 cup)
  • Yellow cake mix (1 package)
  • Eggs (as required by the cake mix)
  • Water (as required by the cake mix)
  • Vegetable oil (as required by the cake mix)

upside down pineapple dessert


How to Make It:

Prepare the Dutch Oven

Line your Dutch oven with aluminum foil and preheat it over the campfire or on coals for about 10 minutes.

Layer the Ingredients

Melt butter in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries on top of the brown sugar layer.

Prepare the Cake Mix

In a separate bowl, prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions, which involve using pineapple juice instead of water for added flavor.

Assemble the cake.

Pour the cake batter over the pineapple and cherries in the Dutch oven, spreading evenly.


Cover the Dutch oven and place it on a bed of hot coals. Arrange additional coals on the lid. Bake for about 40–45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.




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