If you’re anything like us, your favorite part of camping is sharing homemade meals around the campfire. There’s something magical about firing up the fire pit and making s’mores with the kids. This summer, take your campfire desserts to the next level with these unique (but still simple!) camping recipes. From blueberry crisp in a dutch oven to melty, marshmallowy banana boats, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to get inspired.
Campfire Dessert Pizza
Switch things up on your next camping trip with this awesome dessert pizza from Spaceships & Laser Beams. You can customize the toppings to your family’s taste, using anything from fruits and berries to marshmallows and chocolate chips. Click here to see the recipe.
S’mores, Of Course!
With just four ingredients, this s’mores-inspired creation from A Duck’s Oven is super easy to throw together over the fire. Melty marshmallows, fresh strawberries—what’s not to like? To get the recipe, click here.
Apple Crisp Foil Packets
Apple crisp over the campfire—it doesn’t get any better than that. This recipe from Gimme Some Grilling includes instructions to make it over the fire, on the grill or in the oven. Don’t forget the ice cream! Click here for all the details.
These fun campfire cones from Pip and Ebby are guaranteed to be a hit with the little ones. Fill up an ice cream cone with goodies (think marshmallows, berries, chocolate, graham cracker pieces), wrap them in foil and heat them over the fire. To get the recipe, click here.
Via Dandies, here’s a new twist on kabobs that we haven’t seen before—fruit kabobs! Fruit and Dandies marshmallows are placed on skewers, then lightly charred to get a little caramelization. Click here to grab the recipe.
This sweet recipe from Almost Supermom will get everyone in on the action. All you need is a tube of crescent rolls, cinnamon sugar and a frosting drizzle if you like. Using s'mores skewers, roll the crescent dough around the skewer and roll in the cinnamon sugar. Cook over a campfire for about five minutes, rotating frequently. Top with a drizzle of frosting.
Campfire Blueberry Crisp
Using your cast iron skillet or a foil baking dish, top blueberries with a crisp topping that's made by combining oats, cinnamon, sugar and spices. Dab with butter, cover with foil and bake away! Mommy Hates Cooking says that you can use any fresh fruit or even canned fruit in place of the blueberries. Top it with vanilla ice cream that you can make in a bag and HEAVEN. Bonus: leftovers are perfect for breakfast.
Pineapple Upside-Down Bonfire Cake
This brilliantly-easy dessert (or breakfast?) from The Starving Chef uses store-bought individual shortcakes, canned pineapple rings, brown sugar and maraschino cherries to create this kid-favorite treat over the campfire.
Molten Lava Campfire Brownie in an Orange Cup
This recipe from Tablespoon is super easy and fun as it cooks the brownie right inside an orange peel! Use your favorite boxed brownie mix and get these puppies baking over the fire in no time.
For this delicious campfire treat, start by peeling a portion of the banana and splitting the banana down the middle length-wise. You can stuff it with whatever you'd like including chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, Teddy Grahams and trail mix. Wrap each banana in foil and roast over the fire. Let these guys cool off before you enjoy them as the banana will be hot!
—Susie Foresman & Kate Loweth