60 Simple and Easy Camping Desserts The Whole Family Will Love

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60 Camping Desserts | Whether you're looking for healthy make ahead camping desserts, or simple recipes you can make over the campfire, this post has tons of delicious ideas to inspire you. Perfect for families or for a crowd, we've included a range of ideas that can be cooked directly over a fire, in foil packets, or in a dutch oven. Whether you want to make traditional s'mores, need gluten free desserts for kids, or want something vegan to satisfy your sweet tooth, we've got you covered!

One of the best parts of camping is relaxing around the campfire at the end of the night. It’s the perfect time to connect with each other after a day in nature and cap your night off with something sweet. There are easy camping desserts you can make at home ahead of time, or cook over the fire for an authentic camping experience. While s’mores are a camping classic, we’ve rounded up tons of other fun desserts to share around the campfire. From cinnamon nut pull aparts to no bake rocky road, these are delicious camping desserts your whole family will love!

4 Tips for Creating Easy Camping Desserts

1. Keep It Simple
The simpler the better when it comes to camping desserts. The last thing you want to do is bring loads of ingredients to make an elaborate recipe. You’ll already have a lot to pack, both food and otherwise, so choose dessert recipes that use minimal ingredients, and also think about recipes that use the same ingredients so your packing list is as short as possible.

2. Bring Cooking Utensils
Make sure you’re stocked with the right cooking utensils to make camping desserts, including a spatula, ice cream scooper, whisk and wooden spoon. A skillet is a campfire must to make recipes like tarts and pies, and a dutch oven is used for cobbler and cinnamon rolls, two campfire favourites. Don’t forget the aluminium foil as this multi-purpose item makes it easy to cook things directly in the coals.

3. Use Sticks To Your Advantage
Sticks aren’t just for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, you can also use them to roast sweet bread or cinnamon bun dough over an open flame. Work the dough until it’s a long, thin strip, swirl around the stick and roast until it’s golden brown, rotating occasionally so it cooks evenly. Soak your stick in water before roasting to keep it from catching fire. This will also help steam the bread from the inside out, creating a fluffy, delicious treat.

4. Don’t Cook Directly Over the Flames
If you cook directly over the flames, your desserts are going to burn. The intense heat will char your desserts and cook them unevenly. This will ruin them, making them very unappetizing. Wait until your coals are white hot and use a cooking surface or stand to keep your cookware above the most intense heat.

15 Make Ahead Camping Desserts

1. S’mores Brownies | Seeking the RV Life
2. No Bake Rocky Road | Otis and Us
3. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls | Adventures of Mel
4. Oatmeal Cookie S’mores | Sandy Toes and Popsicles
5. No Bake Camping Cookies | All Recipes
6. Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts | Delish
7. Caramel Apple Pie Bombs | The Slow Roasted Italian
8. Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats | Country Living
9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Food Network
10. S’mores Blondies | The Merry Thought
11. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Campfire Desserts | Happy Money Saver
12. Cherry Hand Pies | The Kitchen Magpie
13. No Bake S’mores Bites | Dash of Sanity
14. Raspberry Crumb Bars | Country Living
15. Super Chunk White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | Sally’s Baking Addiction

15 Easy Camping Desserts

1. Grilled Peaches with Honey Yogurt | Fresh Off the Grid
2. Grilled Shortcake Skewers | Betsy Life
3. Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet | Taste and Tell
4. Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler | Fresh Off the Grid
5. Campfire S’mores in a Cone | All Recipes
6. Cherry Chocolate Pudgy Pie | Taste of Home
7. Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups | Almost Supermom
8. Campfire Donuts | Must Have Mom
9. Campfire S’mores | All Recipes
10. Giant Oreo Skillet Cookie | The Kitchen Magpie
11. Grilled Cast Iron Skillet Brownies | Tablespoon
12. Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones | Half Baked Harvest
13. Apple Pie French Toast Rolls | The Kitchen Magpie
14. Caramel Strawberry Shortcake | Food Network
15. Dutch Oven Peach and Berry Cobbler | 50 Campfires

15 Foil Pack Camping Desserts

1. Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets | Gimme Some Grilling
2. Blueberry Cinnamon Campfire Bread | Taste of Home
3. Foil Pack Peach Crumble | Fit Foodie Finds
4. Campfire Banana Boats 9 Ways | Fresh Off The Grid
5. Campfire Apple Pie Packets | Love From The Oven
6. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Nut Pull Aparts | Tried and Tasty
7. Cherry Cobbler on the Grill | The Cards We Drew
8. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Foil Packets | Belly Full
9. Grilled Peach Crisp Foil Packs | Food Network
10. Campfire S’more Nachos Grill Packet | Ready Set Eat
11. Foil Packet Chocolate Cherry Cake | Coffee With Us 3
12. Foil Pack Chocolate Marshmallow Banana | Delish
13. Tin Foil Monkey Bread | Cupcake Diaries
14. French Toast Foil Packet | Little Sunny Kitchen
15. Foil Pack Cinnamon Apples | Delish

15 Healthy Camping Desserts

1. Grilled Plums with Ricotta and Honey | Country Living
2. Grilled Fruit Kabobs | All Recipes
3. Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Cookies | Emily Fabulous
4. Campfire Strawberries | Delish
5. Campfire Glazed Peaches and Figs | My Recipes
6. Grilled Peach and Blueberry Cobbler | Simple Easy Creative
7. Campfire Baked Apples | Family Spice
8. Campfire Peach Cobbler | Taste of Home
9. Grain Free Apple Crisp Foil Packs | Healthy Delicious
10. Caramelized Peaches in Foil | Create Kid’s Club
11. Tart Cherry Trail Mix | Jelly Toast
12. Grilled Caramel Apple Crunch | Coffee With Us 3
13. Foil Pack Cinnamon Apples | Delish
14. Campfire S’mores Granola | The Big Man’s World
15. Campfire Triple Berry Cobbler | Devour Blog

If you’re planning on camping this summer, these fun and easy desserts are sure to please your whole family! Enjoy them at the end of the night for a sweet and satisfying way to end the day.

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Kate is a freelance writer with a background in fashion, beauty and wellness. When she’s not trying out new recipes, taking a hot yoga class, or curled up with a good book, you can find her blogging about lifestyle tips and entrepreneurialism at Layered Indulgence.