By Vanessa Greaves

S'more no more

Not that there's anything wrong with classic campfire s'mores or any of the creative twists on s'mores that are out there. But take a look at what other desserts you can make in the glow of your campfire or backyard BBQ when you just can't s'more anymore.

1. Campfire Banana Splits

Bananas stuffed with chocolate chips and marshmallows are wrapped in foil and baked on the grill or directly in the coals."These are wonderful! A nice change from s'mores. We do sometimes add peanut butter also for an extra gooey treat." — MOMOFCASSIE

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. Apples by the Fire

Three ingredients and glowing campfire are all you need to make these comforting baked apples. Recipe reviewer Linda says, "O.M.G.! So easy and delicious. It's apple pie in a tin foil pouch without the crust. The brown sugar mix melts begging you to smoosh the apple into it."

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Hobo Pie

Bake these super-easy hand pies over your campfire using a long-handled cast-iron pie iron, trimmed slices of bread, and the pie filling of your choice. Versatile pie irons are designed to grill pies, sandwiches and more, and are available where camping gear is sold.

Photo by Meredith

4. Campfire Pineapple Cakes

Put doughnuts on your camping shopping list so you can make these clever pineapple upside-down cakes using the heat from your campfire. Watch the video to see it all come together.

5. Cherry Cobbler

"If making this while camping, cook by putting Dutch oven atop hot charcoals and putting some hot coals on the lid of the oven." -- Bryanne Affleck Robison

Photo by Meredith

6. Bacon Apples

Foiled-wrapped apples stuffed with cinnamon and brown sugar are baked in the embers of your campfire, then made even more delectable when you slip a little bacon over the top.

7. Brown Bears

Kids love this one! Refrigerated biscuit dough is wrapped around long skewers to bake over the coals before dipping into melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Of course, you could brush the dough with butter and sugar before baking over the coals the way Love2CookMommy did. "Wow!" she says. "it's like monkey bread or a cinnamon roll to go!"

Photo by Brown Bear


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