11 Easy Camping Desserts You Have to Try this Summer
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This truly is the ultimate list of easy camping desserts! If you have a sweet tooth like me, hang tight because you’re going to love these ideas. Let’s dive in!
Easy Camping Desserts
No camping dessert list would be complete without s’mores, right?
S’mores are hands down the most classic camping desserts out there, but it doesn’t have to be just graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows.
There are so many ways to get creative and level up your s’mores.
Below you’ll find some of my favorite s’mores combos using things like jam, toasted coconut, smoked salt, peanut butter, pretzels, and more!
S’mores recipes to try:
- Berry Coconut White Chocolate S’mores
- Sweet and Salty Pretzel S’mores
- Chocolate Banana Cream Pie S’mores
- Bacon S’mores… oh my gosh!
Or, try making a s’mores charcuterie board and everyone can have fun making their own combos!
Simply lay out a bunch of different s’mores ingredients and everyone can gather around to mix and match.
2) No Bake Fruit Cobbler
If you’re looking for a healthier camping dessert, this is a great option. It also happens to be a no-bake dessert.
If there are fire restrictions, no problem! This dessert is cooked over the camp stove.
Stone fruits like peaches, cherries, plums, and apricots work best in this recipe.
For the crunchy crumble topping, I make granola at home, or you can use store-bought granola to make things even easier.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp salted butter
- 3 ripe peaches, sliced (peeled if desired)
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 cups granola
- 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat on your camp stove.
- Add in the butter, sliced peaches, honey, and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Cook the peaches for 5-8 minutes or until the peaches soften and the juices start to bubble in the pan. You can turn the heat up slightly to get the juices boiling.
- Remove the peaches from the heat. Scoop the peaches into bowls and layer on 1/4 – 1/2 cup of granola, 1 Tbsp pecans, and a pinch of cinnamon per serving. Enjoy!
3) Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Burritos
This was one of the first recipes I shared on my YouTube channel years ago and it’s still a favorite.
All you’ll need are flour tortillas, fresh raspberries, and a bar of hazelnut milk chocolate. If you want something sweet and quick that you can cook over the camp stove, this is it!
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4) Banana Boats
Campfire banana boats are right up there with s’mores in terms of classic camping desserts.
And just like s’mores, there are so many ways you can change them up.
5) Grilled Strawberry Shortcake
This one takes me back to my childhood! You only need 4 ingredients to make this camping dessert and it’s sure to impress.
In this version, we give the strawberries a quick grill and it adds a whole new dimension to these strawberry shortcakes. Of course, if you have fire restrictions or you want to make dessert even faster, you can skip the grilling step.
6) Pie Iron Pies
Oh, the good ol’ cooking iron (aka a Pie Iron)…
This is one of the most underrated pieces of camp cooking gear!
One of my favorite things to make with the cooking iron is mini pies. You’ll only need 2 ingredients: pie filling and pie dough. I told you these were easy…
You can find so many different pie fillings at the store from apple to berry to cherry.
7) Campfire Cones
This is a dessert that you might remember making as a kid.
It’s not the most sophisticated dessert on my list, but it sure is easy and fun for kids to get involved.
You simply take an ice cream sugar cone and stuff it with all sorts of goodies.
Here are some filling options:
- chocolate chips
- peanut butter
- peanut butter cups
- chocolate-covered caramel (aka Rolos)
- mini marshmallows
- salted peanuts
Everyone can gather around and make their own!
Then simply wrap it in foil and place it by the campfire for a few minutes to slowly melt the insides. Once melted, unwrap and eat the insides and the cone!
8) Dutch Oven Cookies
Yes, a freshly baked cookie is possible at camp thanks to a dutch oven!
It’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed with dutch oven cooking… I made an entire dutch oven cooking course. 😁
Cookies are one of the easiest things you can bake in the dutch oven. All you need is some cookie dough.
I like to make cookie dough at home and store it in the cooler at camp. Then, you simply press it into the dutch oven and bake it with briquettes.
Check out these recipes below:
9) Dutch Oven Dump Cake
A dutch oven dump cake is like a cobbler made with canned pie filling, boxed cake mix, and butter… lots and lots of butter.
It’s called a dump cake because you basically just dump everything into the dutch oven and bake it.
There are several different ways you can do it. Some people add a lemon-lime soda (like Sprite) to the dump cake, but personally, I think that’s gross.
I like to keep it simple with 3 ingredients:
- boxed cake mix – vanilla or chocolate
- canned pie filling OR canned fruit (If you’re using canned fruit, peaches in syrup work best.)
- unsalted butter
How to Make a Dutch Oven Dump Cake:
- If you’re using a 10-inch dutch oven, only use 1 can of fruit or pie filling. For a 12-inch dutch oven, you can use 2 cans.
- Pour the fruit filling into your dutch oven and sprinkle with the boxed cake mix. I don’t use the whole cake mix, 2/3 of the package is usually plenty for me.
- Then, thinly slice the butter and place the slices on the cake mix. You want the top to be well covered with the butter slices so there are not any dry spots.
- Bake in the dutch oven at 350°F for about 30-35 minutes.
10) Grilled Peaches & Cream
This right here has got to be the BEST grown-up camping dessert!
I love how simple and delicious it is. You only need 4 ingredients.
Start with fresh summer peaches and give them a quick grill. While they’re on the grill, mix honey, mascarpone cheese, and a splash of bourbon!
Dollop the cream on top of the grilled peaches and dessert is served!
11) Dessert Trail Mix
Lastly, we have another no-cook option that’s completely made at home.
Maybe I‘ve gone a little crazy with this one, but dessert trail mix is officially a thing!
I love this idea because there’s no cooking or cleaning and everyone can gather around the campfire and pass the bag of trail mix around for a little something sweet.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup graham cracker bites (I like Annies Graham Cracker bunnies)
- 1 cup peanut m&m’s
- 1 cup salted pretzels
- 1/2 chocolate-covered almonds
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (or chocolate chips)
Simply mix it all together and store it in an airtight container.
NOTE: If it’s going to be hot on your camping trip, make sure to store this in the cooler so all the chocolate doesn’t melt!
Watch me make all these camping desserts!
Check out the video below to see how to make all these delicious desserts for camping:
I hope you found some easy camping desserts for your next trip!
If you have any questions about the recipes or would like to share your favorite camping dessert, just comment below.
Thank you for the recipes! I’m dying to try the peach cobbler first!
Always enjoy your videos!
You’re welcome Susan! I hope you enjoy the cobbler!