Campfire Dessert Recipes
Yes, S'mores may be the classic campfire dessert recipe. However,
the great thing about camping is that you don't have to follow the
rules, even the rule that says you must have S'mores for dessert
when you are camping. Cooking over a campfire doesn't have to limit
your dessert menu. As a matter of fact, a campfire can give you some
of the most amazing desserts. Here are some ideas to try.
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by Cameron (USA)
When we go camping, we make these camp fire pastries using hinged molds
. We put buttered
slices of bread on each half of the mold, buttered side down, and
put a spoonful of pie filling from a can on one half's piece of
bread. Then we close the hinged mold and it gets smashed together.
Then we hold it over the fire for a while like toasting a
marshmallow and after a few minutes you can open up the mold and you
have a hot toasty pastry pie! Really good with a little powdered
Doughnut on a Stick
by Angel Roney (Middlebrook, Mo)
Hot and fresh over the fire!
We use cheap biscuits in a can.(Crescent dough can also be
used)Start by rolling a biscuit with your hands till you get a rope.
Wrap aluminum foil from the top of the stick down about 5
inches.(This will allow for the doughnut to slide off easily)
Wrap the dough rope around the aluminum foil. Cook over fire like a
marshmallow. When done, roll in melted butter and then sprinkle with
cinnamon and sugar. Icing is good on these too. Enjoy! Our kids do!
Campfire Dump Cake
- 1 can pineapple tid-bits
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 yellow cake mix (or whatever kind you like)
- 1/2 cup butter cubed
Grease or spray an old pot, or a tin-foil pan to try and prevent
sticking. Pour the can of pineapple tid-bits in the bottom....juice
Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the pineapple. Blob the cherry pie
filler around the dry cake mix.
Randomly drop the cubed butter over that.
DO NOT STIR THE LAYERS.
Cover with tin-foil. Place pot in the burned down coals of the
campfire for around 30 minutes (depends on the heat of the fire).
by Lisa (Canada)
You need one soup can, tealight and small foil tart tin per person.
The adult takes the tin can and using a bottle opener opens 3 holes
around the top and the bottom of the tin. Start the tealight, then
place in tin can.
Put the tart tin in the top. Add mini chocolate chips. Let the chips
melt. Then use the skewer to dip strawberries, angel food cake or
grapes. I make the angel food cake before I leave for camp. You can
also use pound cake.
Apple Pie on a Stick
- Red or Green apple
Push a stick through a green apple and turn the stick over the coals
of a campfire. (as you would when roasting a marshmallow). When the
apple peel starts to loosen carefully peel off or have an adult peel
skin off. In a bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar then roll your
apple around the mixture until evenly coated on all sides. Roast
over fire for a few more minutes and let cool.
Simple crust ingredients thrown over deliciously ripe peaches in a
cast iron Dutch oven or deep skillet will be a beautiful and
delicious treat. You don't need to be in your grandmother's kitchen
to enjoy this wonderful dessert. Instead, invite Grandma to your
campfire and show off your own version of her classic dessert.
You don't have to limit yourself to peach cobbler, either. Bring
along any fruit or cans of any pie filling, cover with crumbles made
of oatmeal, raisins, flour, brown sugar, and a little butter, for a
classic cobbler of any flavor. The cast iron skillet or Dutch oven
is the secret to success.
Banana Dessert Tin Foil
- Tin foil
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate bar or chocolate chips
- Tiny marshmallows, optional
Slit a banana down the middle but leave the banana in the peel. Down
the slit sprinkle brown sugar, chocolate bar chopped or chocolate
chips and tiny marshmallows. Wrap up in tin foil and warm in coals.
For the ultimate in campfire comfort food, Monkey Bread is a
delicious way to end the day. You can make this classic treat easily
by using buttermilk biscuits in a tube, cut up, then shaken with a
cinnamon sugar mix and thrown into a cast iron Dutch oven. Melt up
some butter and brown sugar and pour over the biscuits, then cover,
and surround the Dutch oven with coals or embers and let it bake
To bump this classic up a notch or two, serve with a simple icing,
just like cinnamon buns. It's easy to make an icing by mixing
together powdered sugar and milk or water, then just drizzle over
the monkey bread after you've opened it up. Then, dig in!
Camping can provide you with the opportunity to cook up some of your
absolute favorite desserts or create something entirely different.
Sweet desserts cooked over the campfire, enjoyed under the stars...
what a great way to end the day.
With an adult's help campfire cooking can become great memories. Go
beyond the hot dogs on a stick or smores and try something a little
fun and unique.
Make a traditional s'more simpler and more fun.
- Large Marshmallows
- Graham crackers, chocolate wafers, or any type of flat cookie
- Bag of miniature candy bars
Roast marshmallows and place between two flat cookies and a
miniature candy bar.
Campfire Cake Recipes
Have your cake and eat it too, while you are camping! Here are two
fun ways to make cake over a campfire.
Campfire Orange "Cup" Cakes
This is an easy idea to use on your next camping trip. Bring along
an orange for each person, cut in half and eat it for lunch or a
snack by scooping out the flesh with a spoon. Try to keep the half
orange peels intact. This will leave the peel in a cup shape.
Mix cake together according to cake mix directions. (I used a spice
cake which tasted great with the orange flavor) We mixed ours in a
ziploc bag since we were camping it was easier this way. Either use
your baggie, a jar or empty can you might have available and pour
cake batter into each orange peel. Wrap up in tin foil.
Place in campfire coals and bake about 10 minutes or until cake is
Unwrap and eat up!
Cake in a Can
- Tin cans-one per person, clean, spray with cooking spray
- cake mix in a box
- long tongs to retrieve cans
Buy a box of instant cake mix of favorite flavor, mix up batter as
directed, fill used clean, soup cans 3/4 full and place in fire with
tinfoil over can or lid of can on top. Bake until toothpick, or
skewer comes out clean.
When done, take off foil or lid and tip upside down, cake usually
falls out, or run knife along edge in can and that will work. You
could also let cool, and eat right out of can, with jam, syrup, or
Enjoy reusing tin cans!
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