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4 Simple Camping Desserts to Cook This Year

Feb 16, 2022

Bye-bye, s’mores! We’ve got desserts that are just as easy but way yummier! Impress your camping crew this year with one of these delish camping desserts. Because what better way to wrap up a day full of outdoors-y fun than with something sweet?

Fire Safety: while you're planning your camping trips, remember to always check for local fire restrictions and know the ins and outs of campfire safety before you lose service!

Campfire Banana Boats

The ultimate in gooey sweetness, think of this as a cross between a banana split and a s’more. And somehow tastier than either of them!

Take a banana (peel still on) and cut a deep slit along the length of it. Don’t split it in half, stop your knife before you cut through the peel on the opposite side. 

Use your knife to gently pry the peel and banana open. 

Stuff it with your 2-3 favorite toppings. We’re digging: marshmallows, white or dark chocolate chips, sliced strawberries, chopped hazelnuts, crumbled graham crackers… you get the idea!

Wrap in aluminum foil and cook over your fire. You want to warm it up just enough so that the inside melts and it’s slightly soft.

Campfire Cones

This camping dessert is so easy, even kids can prepare it… and it’ll still be just as tasty!

In a large bowl, combine chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and diced fruit (strawberries and bananas both make tasty combos). 

Scoop the mixture into a waffle cone. 

Wrap in aluminum foil and cook over a very low fire for 5-7 minutes.

Easy Apple Crisp

Delicious and nutritious, what could be better? And hardly any prep work, yay! No wonder it’s one of our favorite camping desserts!

Preheat your cast-iron skillet while you thinly slice a few apples. 

Add the apples to the skillet and let them cook until they get soft and start to release some liquid. 

Toss the apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon, and add a shot of bourbon. 

Mix it all together over the heat to burn off the alcohol (but keep the flavor!). 

When it’s all done, sprinkle with granola and serve warm. 
Pro Tip: If you have access to a cooler or fridge, bring vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve with your apple crisp.

Skillet Pound Cake

Does pound cake sound too ambitious for a camping dessert? With this recipe, it’s easy-peasy! 

Combine 16 oz. of your favorite berries with 2 tablespoons of sugar for about 15 minutes, until they start to release juices. 

Melt ¼ cup of butter (1 stick) in your skillet. 

While the butter’s melting, cut a 1-lb pound cake into 1-inch cubes. 

Add the pound cake to the skillet, turning often until all sides are toasted. 

Add berries over the top of the cake cubes. Top with 2 Rollos candy bars. 

Cover with foil and cook 5-10 minutes, until chocolate melts.

These mouth-watering campfire desserts are sure to be a hit with your fellow campers, so pick a favorite (or two!) for your next camping trip. And enjoy!

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