This list of camping desserts will help you end your night in the back 40 surrounded by loved ones, only made better with a roaring fire, a guitar, and maybe a scary story or two.
These sweets will satisfy anyone and everyone, especially after a day spent outdoors.
After a tasty and filling meal, something sweet to end it off is always welcome but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to boring foods for dessert.
S’mores are always a great idea when camping so feel free to try S’mores Nachos or S’mores Brownies.
Not everyone likes S’mores so if you fall in that category, there are tons more options for you, too.
Grilled Shortcake Skewers are simple and quick but taste magnificent.
Walking Banana Pudding Dessert is great if you are limited on table space and want something portable that still tastes great.
While Campfire Burritos might sound like a choice for dinner, this dessert version will win over all chocolate and peanut butter lovers.
Whether you are with the whole family and want to ensure that the kids are enjoying their dessert or are with a smaller group of adults, everyone will find themselves looking forward to dessert when they know these are on the menu for the night.
All of the classic S’mores flavors are now available in a treat that is much less messy.
A waffle cone holds all the sweets you love together while it is wrapped in foil and grilled until it’s melty and warm.
This is flexible with ingredients so feel free to leave out the chocolate if you are not a fan, or add in tons extra if you are!
For a family-friendly dessert, these cinnamon twists are perfect!
The kids can help prepare these cinnamon snacks and will have trouble deciding if they love making them or eating them more.
Adults may want to assist in the actual cooking of these twists since they should either be held over a fire or laid on a grate.
Even while on a camping trip, you can have a delicious cherry pie with only three ingredients and less than ten minutes!
A cast iron skillet over coals gets you the nice browness for your pastry and makes this process quick and easy.
A dusting of white sugar on top adds the right amount of sweetness making this a special treat.
If you want to avoid ice cream, a grilled banana for dessert will be a great alternative.
Put a slice into your banana along one side of the peel, put all of your favorite toppings in, wrap it up in foil, and grill it!
The result is a soft banana with all of the melty toppings you love, making it a tasty alternative to ice cream.
As long as you have something you can melt your chocolate in, you can prepare this no-bake rocky road dessert quickly.
After your chocolate is melted, you fold in your extra ingredients and let the mixture sit in a cooler for about an hour.
After that, this treat is ready to eat!
Imagine a fall night spent in nature, sitting around a fire, enjoying an apple crisp.
A special cinnamon sugar mixture is sprinkled over fresh apples and baked over a fire or on a grill for about 20 minutes.
After that, the foil can be opened for a single serving of apple crisp made right on the spot!
Regular s’mores can be time-consuming when you have to hold your skewer over a fire for each individual s’more.
With a foil pan, you can get a large batch of the classic treat that is the same level of melty throughout the batch.
Graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate chips are all mixed into your pan making this much easier than enjoying each individual treat one by one.
Rather than skewering marshmallows for s’mores, skewer some cinnamon rolls for a hot and yummy dessert.
If you want a different option to cook, you can put it in a pie tin, pie iron, or dutch oven.
Aside from the tools you need to cook, you just need to get one package of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing making this one of the easy camp desserts you will come across.
Despite the word salad in the name of this, it is definitely a dessert!
This is best prepared the night before adventuring out and kept chilled until it is time to enjoy.
This is a more involved process than other desserts but with one bite, you will see why this classic dessert has maintained popularity for so long.
These are messy treats but well worth the stickiness and crumbs that will result from them.
There is a lot of fun to be had in preparing these and since they are small treats, you can fill each one with a different flavor to give yourself a taste of everything you may be craving.
Sweet, soft, easy, and delicious, what more could be asked for in a camping dessert?
A three-ingredient spice blend tops off buttered biscuits as it cooks in foil over a grate.
This is guaranteed to be a hit around the campsite and allows everyone to share the sweetness!
Pizza is great for dinner but it is also a great choice for dessert.
With either chocolate or Nutella as a base, you can have fun with the toppings for your pizza.
Include fresh fruit, candies, nuts, or some jam for fun additions!
Three ingredients make up one of your new favorite camping desserts.
Biscuit dough is layered over Nutella and some sliced bananas and cooked in a pie iron.
This only takes about five minutes on each side to cook with a nice hot fire.
14. Camping Donuts
Donuts are perfect at any time of the day, whether for breakfast, a midday snack, or a sweet dessert at the end of the night.
With pre-combined cinnamon sugar, this is very easy to prepare while camping.
A cast iron skillet cooks the donuts easily and gives them a nice crisp touch on the outside while leaving the inside soft and pillowy.
15. Grilled Peaches
Peaches are a delicious treat when eaten straight but with a little bit of oil brushed on top and a few minutes on a grill, it is transformed into a rich dessert that will be an amazing way to end a campfire dinner.
Whipped cream and ice cream are delicious paired with grilled peaches but even without those additions, this dessert will win over all fruit lovers.
Even with a large crowd to serve, these mini pineapple upside down cakes will be a breeze to prepare when camping.
They are very straightforward with a sponge cake base, a pineapple slice on top, and a maraschino cherry on top of everything.
A piece of foil holds everything together as it cooks, keeping everything neat.
17. Camping Pies
Some may think this is just a fancy strawberry sandwich but it is so much more than that.
With a pie iron, you can turn two slices of white bread, strawberry pie filling, and whipped cream into a magical new dessert that can be made anywhere you have access to a fire.
Despite how simple this may seem, you will struggle to find someone who doesn’t love this pie!
These brownies are as easy to make as a boxed mix – because that’s the base of this campfire dessert!
A dutch oven can ensure you are cooking these to the right temperature so you can avoid eating raw brownie batter.
Your favorite candy tops the chocolate goodness off with some optional ice cream or whipped cream added, too!
No oven is needed for these classic mini pies, just a cooler to keep them chilled for a few hours.
You can either assemble your mini pies at home ahead of your camping trip or at the campsite a couple of hours ahead of when you expect to enjoy them.
Everyone will love having their own individual serving of these delicious pies, but beware, they will want more than one pie!
While homemade shortcake is appealing and fulfilling, coconut shortcake bought from the store is also perfect to skewer onto your grilled dessert.
Strawberries and pineapples that spend a few minutes over a grill will complement the sweet richness of the cake.
A dollop of whipped cream on top adds to the special treat, making it a memorable way to enjoy dessert by the fire.
21. Campfire Eclairs
Children will be so proud when they enjoy the fruit (or eclair) of their labor and taste this special dessert.
Crescent rolls hold vanilla pudding inside for a creamy surprise when you bite inside.
Nutella or chocolate frosting covers the outside for a homemade version of the classic treat that is as fun to eat as it is to make!
You may be wondering how in the world a grilled cheese sandwich could be a camping dessert, but this is not like the savory sandwiches you may be imagining.
Imagine a cheesecake sandwich with cinnamon, caramel, and apple pie filling all inside of it.
These are great when enjoyed hot so prepare this on a cold night when you are away from the comforts of your heated home as a way to warm yourself up!
When you are struggling to find a place to set your dessert out, this portable treat will solve your problems!
A single-serving bag of Nilla wafers will hold everything together and make the base of your banana pudding dessert.
Sliced bananas and chilled vanilla pudding are added in for an easy treat that tastes just as good as what you would have enjoyed at home.
Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries combined into a dutch oven pie are a mixture that gives you a home-cooked taste, even outside of the house.
Biscuit dough gives you an easy crust for your cobbler while a foil lining saves you a lot of trouble that comes with cleaning up after enjoying your post-dinner sweet.
A dutch oven makes these baked apples incredibly easy to prepare but even without one, a campfire can give you what you need to satisfy your post-dinner sweet tooth.
Dried fruits, nuts, and some spices add a little bit of sophistication to this dessert making it perfect for adults who want something a little less sweet but kids will also love this new way to enjoy apples.
The nut filling can be prepared at home and saved in a Ziploc bag to make the cooking process even quicker than it already is.
There are no crazy ingredients and only five minutes of preparation needed for these dessert burritos.
They are simple with chocolate and peanut butter wrapped up in a tortilla, but it works so well as a fast treat that can be made while camping.
The kids will be begging to go camping again and again just to get another taste of these!
All this takes is a handful of ingredients and a cast iron skillet to have a dessert that you will not stop thinking about for days after.
Rolo candy bars add a unique flair that you may not have tasted in your other pound cake and berry desserts.
The chocolate melts covering the berries in your skillet adding a nice touch.
With a little bit of planning ahead of your camping trip, these cheesecakes can come together in a flash.
These can be assembled in about ten minutes but they do need some time to chill which means you can prepare them right before you head out the door and let them sit in the cooler for the rest of the day.
Both a grill and a campfire will lead you to an amazingly rich cake with a secret surprise of some cherry flavor with every bite of the chocolate cake.
Either boxed cake mix or brownie mix can be used for this so if one of those is handy, it is perfect for this recipe.
Foil packets will hold your cake together and ensure everything cooks properly making this an easy way to treat yourself.
Chocolate and caramel turtles are now able to be enjoyed as a pudgy pie baked in a pie iron.
For extra fun, marshmallows or crunchy nuts can be added for an elevated flavor to your pudgy pie.
Whatever additions you may add, they will work great in this easy-to-enjoy dessert.
The bottom line
Whatever you may gravitate towards for your desserts, there are some great, easy camping desserts that are perfect for you on this list.
Despite the limited tools available when camping, you can still enjoy sweet treats after dinner that are both easy to prepare and delicious tasting.
- Campfire Cones
- Campfire Cinnamon Twists
- Campfire Cherry Hand Pies
- Grilled Banana
- No Bake Rocky Road
- Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets
- S’mores Nachos
- Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- Woof Em’s Campfire Pie
- Tin Foil Monkey Bread
- Campfire Dessert Pizza
- Pie Iron Nutella & Banana Biscuits
- Camping Donuts
- Grilled Peaches
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Camping Pies
- Campfire Brownies
- No-Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies
- Grilled Shortcake Skewers
- Campfire Eclairs
- Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Walking Banana Pudding
- Dutch Oven Three Berry Cobbler
- Campfire Baked Apples
- Campfire Burritos
- Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet
- No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
- Foil Packet Chocolate Cherry Cake
- Campfire Turtle Pudgy Pie
- Got a campout planned? Add one or two of these Camping Desserts!
- Do some quick shopping before you head out.
- Make your favorite and share with a friend!