10 Easy Campfire Desserts That Aren't S'mores

Dutch oven peach cobbler for camping
Photo: Meredith Food Studios

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.

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Campfire Banana Splits

campfire banana splits in foil
Mackenzie Schieck

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

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Hobo Pie

Hand Pies

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.

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Campfire Pineapple Cakes

pineapple sandwiched between donut halves
matt wencl

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.

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Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler in a baking dish

"If you're 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

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Brown Bears

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

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!"

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Toasty Campfire Cookies

melted marshmallow and chocolate chips sandwiched between two cookies

"I created these cookies while camping, they are the tastiest campfire cookies you will ever eat! You can also make them at home over the stove." —pumpkinsienna

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Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes

individual toasted sponge cake filled with pineapple bits

"In an effort to avoid S'more burnout on our last trip, I came up with this quick recipe you can make right at camp and just toss on the hot coals of the campfire." —Jill C

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Campfire S'mores Smash

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

This skillet dessert is a close cousin to a s'more, but a little less labor intensive. "We always take cast iron pans with us when we camp. Which is quite often. This is a fun, less messy twist on a campfire favorite." —Nikki

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Apples by the Fire

Apples by the Fire
Allrecipes Magazine

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."

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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for Camping

Dutch oven peach cobbler for camping
Meredith Food Studios

A handful of pantry ingredients makes this extra easy to pull together. Tip: Save room by measuring out the dry ingredients into a bag (hold aside half the sugar to mix with the peaches), then pack it into your camp kitchen kit. Then assemble with the butter, milk, and sweetened peaches at the campsite.

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More Campfire Cooking

friends and family sitting around a campfire
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