10 Campfire/Bonfire Desserts to Make in the Fire

I am the kinda girl that really likes camping for the first day, and maybe the second day, but then I am ready to go home! What’s that you ask? What is my favorite part of camping? Sleeping under the stars, hiking through the woods, rescuing injured animals along the paths? Well, I have to admit this girl’s favorite part is, well…. the campfire desserts. Shallow I know; just being honest! REAL camping desserts though, not the ones you make at home and bring along! I love fresh, roasted desserts, that you sit around the campfire cooking and eating while laughing and telling stories with friends. So, here is a collection that my husband and I came up with of our Top 10 Campfire Desserts. Yes, I admit I am sort of embarrassed that we could actually come up with 10!

1. Smores

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Ingredients:

  • Smores
  • Marshmallows
  • Hersheys chocolate bars
  • Graham crackers
  • Grill fork or stick

Directions:

Toast marshmallow over campfire. Place toasted marshmallow on top of graham cracker and piece of chocolate. Top with another piece of chocolate and graham cracker.

2. Banana Boats

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Chocolate chips (butterscotch, white,)
  • Marshmallows or mini marshmallows
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Directions:

Cut your banana down the middle. Leave it in the peal. Stuff with chocolate and marshmallows. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in hot coals for about 5-10 minutes. Turn and rotate often.

3. Hobo Popcorn

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Ingredients:

  • Popcorn
  • Oil
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Stick

Directions:

In the middle of a 18″ x 18″ piece of aluminum foil, place 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of popcorn. Bring foil corners together to make a pouch. Secure the edges of the foil but leave plenty of room for the popcorn to pop. Tie the pouch to a stick and hold the pouch over the hot coals. Shake constantly until all the popcorn has popped. Add butter and salt to taste.

4. Cinnamon Twist on a Stick

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package of regular biscuits
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Butter

Directions:

Take the biscuit and wrap it around a stick by spiraling it from the top and work your way down. The thinner the biscuit is on the stick the quicker the inside will cook so you don’t burn the outside. Cook over the fire until done. Roll in butter and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over it.

5. Camp Pies

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Ingredients:

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Canned pie filling

Directions:

Butter bread and place face down on a round pie iron. Add canned pie filling. Put another piece of bread on top of the filling, with butter side out. Close pie iron tightly. Fry in campfire till nice and brown on both sides. Delicious!

6. Peach Cobbler

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Ingredients:

  • Large can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • Bisquick

Directions:

Drain off syrup. Save 1/4 cup of this syrup. Mix the 1/4 cup of syrup with Bisquick until it forms a batter type consistency. Pour batter back over sliced peaches in the can. Place lid over mix. Set can into hot coals. Cook until flour has formed hard dumplings.

7. Campfire Baked Cinnamon Apples

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Ingredients:

All u need is:
*apples
*campfire
*tinfoil
*cinnamon
*knife
*something to take out the core

Directions:
All you need to do is take the apples cut them in half, and remove the core.Then place cinnamon into the apples, and place them into the tinfoil and seal it.place them into the fire and wait around 5
To 10 minutes

8. Campfire Cones

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Ingredients:

  • fruit
  • cereal pieces
  • mini marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • waffle cones
  • foil

Directions:

Fill your cone with a mixture of your favorite ingredients. Wrap in foil and toss into the fire, close to the hot coals. Carefully remove after a few minutes and then enjoy!

9. Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple

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Ingredients:

  • Pineapple
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar

Directions:

Remove the skin from the pineapple and cut into quarters lengthwise. Remove the core. In a big ziploc or marinating container stir together sugar and cinnamon. Add pineapple and marinate for up to 30 minutes. Cook pineapple on a hot grill until you have grill marks on each side.

10. Campfire Eclairs

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  • Tube of crescent rolls
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Foil

Wrap one of the crescent rolls around the end of a camp fork making sure you close up the very end. Loosely wrap with foil. Cook over the fire until you end up with a golden brown long tube with one open end. Fill with vanilla pudding and spread chocolate frosting and whipped topping on top.

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

Mackenzie has blogged 680 posts here.

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  1. These are all fabulous ideas! I didnt realize you could make all of this by the campfire! I love the cinnomin sticks Idea, I think we’ll do that when we go camping in June. And I have to tell you I understand about the limited enjoyment of camping. We love it, but we always go for 2-3 days max. :) Thanks for this helpful post!

  2. These are great! Definitely pinning this as I’ve only ever tried s’mores and the pies, and I’ve done way too many campfires to only have 2 on my list! Also, I wanted to share a Liebster Blog Award with you as you have a wonderful and inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • Holli- Thanks so much for your kind words and for the Liebster Blog Award! You are too sweet! Now that you have more campfire recipes, you MUST have more campfires… oh darn, right!? ;) Thanks again!

  3. Yum! We’re planning a camping trip now, I’m excited to try some of these! I’ve signed up to follow you by email so that I won’t miss any ideas.

    • Patricia,
      Thanks for following! So glad you will be able to use the camping dessert recipes! Let us know which was your family’s favorite! :)

  4. Banana boats take me back, I haven’t had one in a long time! Have you ever tried Orange flavored chocolate cake? You cut a hole in the top of an orange, scoop out the insides and pour cake mix in, wrap in foil, and cook over the fire until done!

    • Heather- No, I’ve never made the chocolate cake in oranges! Thanks for sharing! Wouldn’t brownie mix be fabulous too… oh the things we could dream up! :) Haha!

  5. I love cooking on the camp fire while camping :) These desserts are some of our very favorites Mackenzie – so fun!

  6. Love this post! Thanks for the ideas because we love campfires!! :) Pinned

  7. Campfire treats are the best!! These look awesome.

  8. What a fun round up. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!!

  9. Marcella says:

    These are great ideas. We are going camping soon for 7 days & 6 nights. I wanted to try something new each night. Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was looking for.

  10. How much bisquick for the peach cobbler recipe?

    • Cherie, I would take about 1 cup of Bisquick, but you probably won’t need it all. In the directions you will see that you just add the Bisquick until you get a pancake batter type consistency.

  11. Thanks for sharing, great tips!

  12. On the Campfire Baked Cinnamon Apples, it looks like you’re using butter too, right?

  13. Allison says:

    Hey Mackenzie, this is Allison one of your high school classmates… I was looking up recipes for cooking apples on the campfire for this weekend and this page was the first one to pop up. And as i was scrolling i saw your pic and realized this was your blog! How Cool! Take Care and God Bless you!

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