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8 Super Delicious, Must-Try Campfire Desserts (That Are Not S’mores)

Posted by Raine Vergara on

8 Super Delicious, Must-Try  Campfire Desserts (That Are Not S’mores)

Whether you’re with kids or not, one of the best parts of a camping trip is the time around the campfire, making good ‘ol yummy s’mores.

While s’mores may be the most popular dessert you can enjoy when camping, it definitely isn’t the only one. There are a lot more sweet treats you can prepare over a campfire – and they’re just as good (or even more!) as s’mores!

So for your next camping trip, surprise your fellow campers with any of these easy campfire desserts and you’re sure to be the star of the campsite!

Choco-Mallow Banana Boat

Photo and recipe from tablespoon.com

  • 1 large banana, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (or any similar cereal of your choice)
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Slice through the banana peel lengthwise then lift flap of peel up. Slice banana lengthwise. Slightly open and insert chocolate chips and marshmallows. Put back flap of peel and wrap the entire banana with aluminum foil.

Wait for flames of the campfire to die down before placing banana directly on the fire (use tongs!). Wait 3 to 5 minutes (or until banana is soft and chocolate and marshmallows have melted) before removing from fire. Carefully unwrap and allow to cool for several minutes before consuming.

Campfire Peaches with Caramel and Pecans

Photo and recipe from simplebites.net

  • 2 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce (or melted brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 6-inch square of heavy duty aluminum foil

Brush the aluminum foil with butter. Pour half of the caramel sauce onto the buttered foil and top with pecan halves. Place peaches, cut side down, on top of pecans then drizzle remaining caramel sauce over peaches.

Cook over hot campfire coals (no flames!) for at least 20 minutes. Remove from fire, unwrap and transfer to serving plate. Serve warm.

Cast Iron Sugar Cinnamon Donuts

Photo and recipe from thetouringcamper.com

  • 1 pack refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)
  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Brown paper bag

Slice each biscuit in half (making 2 round dough circles) then poke a hole in the middle of each to form a “donut”. Heat the oil in a cast iron pot over a campfire. When bubbles start to form, deep fry the donuts until golden brown. Remove from heat and place on a strainer over a plate to drain excess oil and to cool.

Meanwhile, mix together sugar and cinnamon in the brown paper bag. When donuts are slightly cooled, place in the bag and shake until fully coated with sugar and cinnamon.

The Granola Bomb

Photo and recipe from thebigmansworld.com 

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil of choice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Mix together the oats, oat bran, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl. Drizzle with butter/oil and add honey. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Coat a large square of aluminum foil with cooking spray and lay out oat mixture in it, leaving space around the edges to wrap. Wrap tightly and lay on top of hot campfire coals, cooking for 6 minutes. Using tongs, shake every 2 minutes to avoid sticking.

Remove from coals and carefully open packet. Add marshmallows and chocolate chips, stir and allow to cool before serving.

The Ultimate Oreo Cookie

Photo and recipe from thekitchenmagpie.com

  • 350g tube of pre-made chocolate chip dough
  • 400g bag Oreo cookies (Double Stuf is best!)

Press the chocolate chip dough into the bottom of a cast iron skillet. Chop the Oreo cookies (as many as you want!) and scatter on top of the dough. Press the pieces slightly into the dough. Cook over the hot coals of a campfire until the giant cookie becomes golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Best served with milk!

Campfire Tropical Donut Sandwich

Photo from delicious.com.au, recipe from artofmanliness.com

  • 1 plain cake donut
  • 1 pineapple ring (from can)
  • Brown sugar
  • Soft squeeze butter (like Land O’Lakes)
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Slice the donut in half, forming 2 O’s. Place a pineapple ring on one half of the donut then sprinkle generously with brown sugar. Squeeze a line of butter around the ring before topping with the other donut half. Place donut sandwich in a square of tin foil and wrap to create a packet.

Place packet on top of hot campfire coals and let it sit for 6 to 8 minutes or when both donut and pineapple are heated through.  Don’t forget to flip halfway through! Cool and serve.If desired, drizzle with favorite sweet syrup (honey, maple syrup, chocolate etc.) and place a dollop of whipped cream in the hole.

Gooey Dessert Burritos

Photo from iamahoneybee.com, recipe from campingwithgus.com

  • 3 tortilla wraps
  • 1/2 can blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 can strawberry pie filling
  • 1/2 jar peanut butter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Lay each of the tortilla wraps on a 12-inch square of tin foil. Spoon blueberry filling one one, cherry filling on the other and strawberry filling on the last one. Spoon some peanut butter on top of all 3, then add marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Wrap like a burrito, sealing the ends, then wrap with tin foil. Place burritos on a grill grate or cast iron skillet over hot campfire coals. Heat through for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Partially open packets to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Applesauce Gingerbread Cake

Photo form designsponge.com, recipe from lovetheoutdoors.com

  • 1 can applesauce
  • 1 package gingerbread cake mix

Pour the applesauce in a cast iron skillet. Add gingerbread cake mix to the skillet. Cover and cook over hot campfire coals until applesauce moisture has steamed the cake. Remove from heat and allow to cool for several minutes. Spread cream cheese frosting on top if desired. Best served warm.

Who says you can’t satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable dessert when you’re camping? Now dessert time will be more exciting with these super delicious campfire desserts!

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