20 Camping Desserts to Sweeten Your Next Trip

Campfire S'mores
Photo by Meredith.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these quick and tasty camp desserts to make outside. Use the heat from your campfire or outdoor grill to make classic and kid-friendly s'mores, fruity Dutch oven cobblers, simple cakes and cookies, and so much more. No matter what you're in the mood for, these deliciously easy camping desserts are sure to sweeten your next adventure in the great outdoors.

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Toasty Campfire Cookies

oatmeal cookie with marshmallow filling

Use pre-made oatmeal cookies (or use our top-rated recipe for Excellent Oatmeal Cookies) to make these delicious and easy-to-assemble dessert sandwiches.

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Sugared Campfire Donuts

campfire donuts stuffed with jelly

It's way easier than you think to make these donuts with just biscuit dough, ground cinnamon, sugar, and butter. If you like, you can use a piping bag to stuff them with your favorite jelly or jam.

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Bacon Apples

Bacon Apples
Linda at Bit of Flavor

These apples are stuffed with brown sugar and cinnamon, then cooked over an open fire. Crumbled bacon is the perfect finishing touch.

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Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes

individual toasted sponge cake filled with pineapple bits

This impressive dessert comes together quickly with just a few ingredients. Just throw the whole thing in a foil pack and cook over the embers of a campfire until the cakes are hot and bubbling.

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Campfire S'mores Smash

campfire s'mores baked in a cast iron pan
linda t

Scratch your s'mores itch in an unexpected way with this skillet dessert. Make it with just butter, graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate candy bars.

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Campfire Banana Splits

Campfire Banana Splits
Photo by Lillian.

This is a "very easy recipe for all ages that needs little adult supervision," according to recipe creator Toni Boncella Blyth, who says it's great for sleepovers and backyard camping trips.

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Campfire S'mores in a Cone

Campfire S'mores in a Cone
Photo by magically delicious.

While we love a good s'more, it's hard to deny that the campfire staple is more than a little messy. In this genius dessert, an ice cream cone keeps the stickiness contained.

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Campfire S'mores

Campfire S'mores
Photo by Meredith.

Sure, there are plenty of variations out there — but why mess with a classic? This quintessential s'mores recipe absolutely can't be beat.

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Brown Bears

cinnamon sugar biscuits cooked on skewers over a campfire
Photo by cookinmomma. cookinmomma

Recipe creator cookinmomma makes these simple cinnamon-sugar twists (made with biscuit dough and skewers) for breakfast, but we think they'd be delicious any time of day.

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A Peanutty S'more

peanut butter cup smores

Peanut butter lovers will melt over this nutty twist on the traditional s'more. "Our family has been making these on camping trips for years," says reviewer HotMama16. "They are so dang good."

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Grilled S'mores Pizza

Grilled S'mores Pizza

Use your portable grill to make this dessert pizza with pizza dough, chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Top with flaky sea salt if you have it on hand.

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Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Fruit Kabobs
Photo by Christina.

Make this summer dessert with your favorite seasonal fruits. Sweetened with just honey, you'll be hard-pressed to find a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Apples by the Fire

Apples by the Fire
Allrecipes Magazine

You can make this apple pie-inspired foil pack treat over a campfire with just three ingredients: Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

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S'more Sandwiches

S'more Sandwiches

Recipe creator Michelle Bomgaars says you can make this sweet sandwich in a frying pan, "but it's much more fun over an open flame."

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Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler

"This is my family's favorite dessert, whether we are at home or camping," says recipe creator Bryanne Affleck Robison. Make it with just four easy-to-pack ingredients.

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Dutch Oven Peach Pecan Cobbler

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

What makes this Dutch oven cobbler so deceptively simple? A package of white or yellow cake mix and a can of peach pie filling!

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Grilled Peaches in Foil

Grilled Peaches in Foil

These grilled peaches can be served as a side or for dessert. Sweetened with brown sugar and cinnamon, this recipe comes together in about 20 minutes.

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No-Cook Nutella S'mores

Easy No-Cook Nutella® Smores
Rebekah Rose Hills

You don't need a campfire to make these no-cook s'mores! Just sandwich marshmallow cream and hazelnut spread between two graham cracker halves.

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Backcountry Banana Splits

Backcountry Banana Splits

Here's another no-cook treat to make without a fire. "Lightweight and just the right amount of sweetness after a long day on the trail or at camp," according to recipe creator Dev0_.

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Grilled Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

It doesn't get much easier than this grilled dessert. "Each cake is wrapped separately in aluminum foil, so it's easy to make only as many as you need," says recipe creator souschef.

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More Inspiration

Campfire Skillet Breakfast

Need more inspiration for your next trip? Try one of our Camping Breakfasts For Your Next Adventure and explore our entire collection of Camping Recipes.

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