11 Camping Desserts to Share Around the Campfire

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The best part of camping? The desserts! We’ve rounded up our favorite camping desserts to get you inspired this summer. So next time you’re camping, treat yourself to something sweet!

One of our favorite parts of camping is hanging out around the campfire after dinner. This is a great time to relax and connect with one another. It’s also a great time for dessert. There is just something so satisfying about capping off the evening with something sweet. And why not? Camping is supposed to be a vacation!

While s’mores have become the de facto campfire dessert of choice, there are so many more fun dessert ideas to try as well. From Banana Boats to Dutch Oven Apple Pies, there’s a whole world of easy camping desserts waiting for you.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites that we think you should try out. Looking for more camping recipes? Check out these easy camping meals and camping food ideas!

Three banana boats in foil


Campfire banana boats

Banana Boats are a quintessential camping experience, and kids and adults alike love them! This recipe will show you how to make them, along with a bunch of creative topping ideas.

Slice of apple pie on a plate with a Dutch oven and campfire in the background


Dutch oven apple pie

If you really want to wow your campmates, give this Dutch oven apple pie a try! Make the pie dough at home or bring along some store-bought crust, then assemble and bake while you’re enjoying dinner. There’s no better treat than freshly baked pie in the woods!

Two grilled peaches topped with yogurt in a blue bowl


Grilled peaches and honey yogurt

This is a simple, no-fuss dessert that really lets the flavor of in-season summer peaches shine. Simply grill the peach halves to caramelize the sugars, then fill the middles with honey Greek yogurt. Perfection!

Apple cobbler in a blue bowl next to a Dutch oven


Apple Crisp

If you don’t want to fuss over dessert too much, this Apple Crisp is for you. It comes together super fast and the only prep required is to chop up some apples.

Building a plum tart in a cast iron skillet.


Autumn plum skillet tart

This beautiful plum tart takes advantage of juicy, seasonal plums. You could easily substitute with any of your favorite fruits.

Megan carrying a apple cobbler in a Dutch oven


Dutch oven apple cobbler

If you don’t want to commit to making an apple pie, this Apple Cobbler is the next best thing. Cinnamon and brown sugar apples topped with a biscuit dough, this dessert is a perfect end to any meal.

Apple crisp in a foil packet


Campfire Apple Crisp

This campfire apple crisp recipe is super simple and is baked in a foil packet on the grill, making clean up a cinch!

Skewers with grilled strawberries and squares of shortcake


Grilled shortcake skewers

Make use of your campfire grill by whipping up these fruit and shortcake skewers from Betsy Life. Don’t forget to pack along some whipped cream to add on top!

Individual pineapple upside down cake in foil


Pineapple upside down cake foil packets

Making Pineapple Upside Down Cake might seem ambitious at a campsite, but it’s SO easy with this foil packet version from Belly Full! Assemble, wrap, grill, eat! And, there’s no sticky mess to clean up afterward.

Blueberry clafoutis in a Dutch oven


Dutch oven lemon blueberry clafoutis

This beautiful dessert from Family Spice might sound fancy, but it’s pretty straightforward to make! Simply make the batter, pour into a Dutch oven, top with berries, and bake. It doesn’t get easier than that!

A skillet filled with squares of pound cake, strawberries raspberries and blackberries


Berry pound cake skillet

Fresh fruit, pound cake, and chocolate join forces for this seriously easy campfire dessert by Taste and Tell.

Two foil packets with peaches


Grilled peach crisp foil packs

This easy campfire dessert from Food Network is as simple as wrapping peaches in foil, grilling them, and then topping them off with granola and whipped cream. Delish!


If you have a favorite camping dessert you think we should know about, let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. sue reget says:

    well, i printed them all off and hope to try them all before the end of the camping season. they look fabulous!!!! cant wait!!!

  2. Oh my goodness. I wish it were a bit warmer out! I can’t wait to try the Berry Poundcake Skillet on our next trip out.