Sweet Escapes: The Best Camping Dessert Recipes for Your Outdoor Adventures

Camping is all about embracing the great outdoors, connecting with nature, and, of course, savoring delicious meals around the campfire. While classic campfire treats like s’mores are beloved staples, there’s a world of sweet possibilities waiting to be explored. In this blog post, we’ll take your camping desserts to the next level with a collection of the best camping dessert recipes that are easy to prepare and will satisfy your sweet tooth under the open sky.

  1. Campfire Cones:

    Campfire cones are a delightful twist on classic s’mores. Here’s how to make them:

    • Ingredients:
      • Waffle cones
      • Mini marshmallows
      • Chocolate chips
      • Sliced bananas or strawberries
      • Aluminum foil
    • Instructions:
      1. Fill waffle cones with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and your choice of sliced fruit.
      2. Wrap each cone in aluminum foil.
      3. Place the foil-wrapped cones on the campfire grate or hot coals for a few minutes, turning occasionally.
      4. Carefully unwrap, and enjoy your gooey, campfire cones!
  2. Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler:

    Dutch ovens are fantastic for campfire cooking, and this peach cobbler recipe is a camping favorite:

    • Ingredients:
      • Canned peaches in syrup
      • Yellow cake mix
      • Butter
    • Instructions:
      1. Grease the inside of your Dutch oven.
      2. Pour in the canned peaches, syrup and all.
      3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches.
      4. Cut thin slices of butter and arrange them on top of the cake mix.
      5. Place the Dutch oven on hot coals with additional coals on the lid.
      6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbly.
  3. Grilled Banana Boats:

    This simple yet indulgent dessert is perfect for a camping evening by the fire:

    • Ingredients:
      • Ripe bananas, unpeeled
      • Mini chocolate chips
      • Mini marshmallows
      • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, honey, or cinnamon
    • Instructions:
      1. Slice the unpeeled bananas lengthwise, creating a pocket.
      2. Fill the pocket with mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, along with any optional toppings you like.
      3. Wrap the banana in aluminum foil.
      4. Place the wrapped banana on the grill or over the campfire coals for about 5-10 minutes, until the ingredients inside are melted and gooey.
      5. Carefully unwrap, and dig in with a spoon!
  4. Campfire Apple Crisp:

    Savor the flavors of fall with this campfire apple crisp:

    • Ingredients:
      • Sliced apples
      • Oatmeal
      • Brown sugar
      • Cinnamon
      • Butter
    • Instructions:
      1. Place sliced apples in a foil packet.
      2. In a separate bowl, mix oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and small pieces of butter.
      3. Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over the apples.
      4. Seal the foil packet and cook it over the campfire for 15-20 minutes, until the apples are tender and the topping is crisp.

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