Who doesn’t love the smoky warmth sweetness of campfire desserts?
Family Kamping has researched this topic thoroughly, to bring you 4 of the ultimate dessert for you while camping!
The best part is, is you don’t even need a campfire to recreate these camping desserts. Lets get into 4 of the ultimate dessert for you while camping!
What You Need to Make Campfire Desserts
You’ll need a few basics to recreate these dessert recipes.
A good 12-inch dutch oven. Here’s our recommendation .
Aluminum Foil and parchment paper
Skillet, here’s our choice for a great skillet.
Best Campfire Dessert Recipe for Experienced Cooks —Dutch Oven Apple Pie
The folks over at Fresh Off the Grid know how to make an impressive dessert. Their dutch oven apple pie is, they say one of the most ambitious campfire dessert recipes they’ve come up with.
This recipe is for experienced camping cooks and or home bakers.
There is nothing quick or easy about this show-stopping apple pie in a dutch oven recipe. But it does provide hours of fireside fun if you just want to chill out and cook something truly delicious.
For those of you with little campfire cooking experience, you can go to the next recipe.
If you want pie by the fire, but don’t want to go through the hassle of making this one, use the dutch oven to heat a store bought pie, or a homemade pie that you made in your kitchen.
It will be just as ooey gooey warm and smoky as this recipe.
Best Camp Cake Recipe Berry and Pound Cake Skillet
This skillet dessert recipe is much easier and involves a pre-made pound cake. It’s a fun recipe to get the kids involved cooking.
They can prepare the berries. It’s a simple camping dessert to end a great day of enjoying the great outdoors.
4 cups of fresh berries
2 tbsp sugar
1⁄4 cup of butter (1/2 stick)
1-pound frozen pound cake (cake can thaw)
Combine the fruit and sugar in a bowl and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. With a grate over the coals, add the butter to your skillet to melt.
Cut the thawed pound cake into one-inch cubes. Add the cubes to the butter and stir until the pound cake is toasted to your liking.
Remove the skillet from the grate,
And now for the final step. Add the berries and the Rolo candy pieces to the skillet and cover with foil or a lid until berries are heated through. about 5 minutes.
This is also a great recipe to cap off a meal grilled in your backyard. Why let a good fire go to waste? You can serve with a dollop of whipped cream and or a side of vanilla ice cream.
Cookie In a Skillet Campfire Dessert
If you want a really quick and simple campfire dessert, this one takes the cake, uh cookie.
Just stock your cooler with a roll of your favorite cookie dough and bring a bag of candy, crushed cookies, nuts, or other mix ins and get to making a delicious skillet dessert.
Spread the cookie dough evenly in a skillet.
Throw on the topping and put the skillet on the grill for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Make sure the fire is not too hot or that cookie will burn before it’s cooked through.
Inspired by S’mores Campfire Desserts
This dutch oven dessert recipe from PolkaDotChair.com is one of our family’s favorites. It’s not a day at the KOA campgrounds without a taste of s’mores, but this recipe takes the marshmallowy goodness to the next level.
The Dutch Over S’mores Cake takes about 20 minutes total. In addition to the classic trio of Hersheys chocolate, Honey Maid graham crackers and jumbo marshmallows, you add in a store-bought angel food cake… heavenly.
You can get all of the details here
You basically tear the cake into bite sized pieces and put them in the bottom of the dutch oven. Then pile on the graham crackers and squares of milk chocolate. Then you cover the whole thing with marshmallows.
The key is to melt the marshmallows without burning the angel food cake.
Check it out. you will want to try it yourself. You can cook this camping dessert in your kitchen oven and pretend you went camping. It’s that good.
Best Dutch Oven for Campfire Desserts
A Dutch oven is is a heavy cooking pot with a tightly fitting lid that is good for braising and making soups and stews. If you already have a Dutch oven, you know the cast iron pot is no lightweight.
They come either enameled or non-enameled. High end brands such as Le Creuset and Staub are best left in your home kitchen. We’ve found that the Lodge Deep Camp Dutch Oven, 8 Quart is the best option for campfire desserts.
Lodge Deep Camp Dutch Oven, 8 Quart
The Lodge portable “camp stove” is the pot that does it all. The flanged lid holds hot coals and inverts for use as a griddle.
It weighs about 20 lbs, so with the food, it can get quite heavy. It has a 12 inch circumference, considered the standard for a camping duth oven. The deep pot is big enough to feed a family and a few guests.
As always, when cooking with cast iron, it’s important to remember the pan will stay burning hot for a long time, so be very careful.
The integral legs allow the oven to sit perfectly over the campfire.
Lodge provides pre-seasoned cookware with soy based vegetable oil. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning becomes.
Lodge also shares the same belief that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories. The feet on this bad boy makes it a “Camp” dutch oven.
Many people have dutch ovens for their stovetops and they are great as well, with some even being cast iron. These however, are the type you can cook using charcoal or over a wood fire.
Campfire Cast Iron Skillet Home-Complete Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet-12 inch
This skillet is budget friendly and a workhorse. It weighs about 7.5 pounds and can do just about anything on a campfire.
We love the price, but more than that, this camping skillet is a true value. Fast (pre-seasoned coating), this pan offers even heating.
It can cook non-traditional camping foods over the fire such as homemade
tortillas, chicken cordon bleu and spaghetti. Oh and don’t forget the campfire tortillas, chicken cordon bleu and spaghetti.
Oh and don’t forget the campfire desserts.