Father and son roasting marshmallows for a camping dessert

10 Camping Desserts to Try Under the Stars

Campfire desserts satisfy cravings and create unforgettable moments with friends and family. Whether roasting marshmallows over an open flame or baking treats in a skillet, a certain joy and camaraderie comes with sharing these sweet indulgences in the great outdoors.

From simple and easy recipes to more innovative campfire treats, we'll cover various delicious options that satisfy your sweet tooth while in the wilderness. Gather around the fire and enjoy these sweet treats with your loved ones while camping.

  • Easy Camping Desserts
  • Campfire Desserts for Crowds
  • Make-Ahead Camping Desserts
  • Tips for Perfect Campfire Desserts
  • Sweeten Your Camping Trip with Delicious Desserts

Easy Camping Desserts 

The best camping desserts are simple for when you're out in the wilderness. Try these delicious and easy camping desserts to satisfy your cravings under the stars. 

Banana boats 

Banana boats are a beloved camping dessert that combines the sweetness of bananas with the indulgence of chocolate and marshmallows. To make them, slice a banana lengthwise, leaving the peel intact, and stuff it with your favorite toppings, such as chocolate chips, other fruit, preserves, mini marshmallows, and nuts. 

Wrap the ripe banana in foil and place it directly on the campfire or grill until it's soft and gooey and the chocolate is melted. The banana peel forms a convenient cup for this handheld treat. 


No camping trip is complete without indulging in this classic campfire treat. Grab a stick and roast a marshmallow over the campfire to make s'mores. Then, sandwich it with chocolate between two graham crackers. The warm marshmallow will melt the chocolate, creating a deliciously messy and irresistible treat. 

Grilled peaches with honey

Grilled peaches with honey are a simple, light, and popular BBQ dessert you can bring to the campground. Slice ripe peaches in half and remove the pit. Then, brush them with some oil and grill them cut-side down until caramelized and tender. Drizzle the grilled peaches with honey for a touch of sweetness, and serve them warm as a delightful ending to any camping meal. 

Campfire Desserts for Crowds

When camping with a group, there's nothing like gathering around the fire to enjoy delicious desserts. Here are a few camping desserts for a crowd: 

Skillet brownies 

Skillet brownies are a crowd-pleasing dessert that's easy to make over the campfire. Pour your favorite brownie batter into a cast iron skillet and bake it over the fire until gooey and delicious. Top with marshmallows or chocolate chips for an extra indulgent treat that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Campfire donuts 

Campfire donuts are a fun and delicious dessert that will surely be a favorite for kids and adults. Cook store-bought biscuit dough on a stick over the fire until golden brown and cooked through. Then, roll the donuts in cinnamon sugar for a sweet and satisfying treat. 

Campfire donuts also make a great breakfast the next day, so make as many as you want and continue to enjoy them. 

A cast iron pie sits on a table

Cast iron pies 

A cast-iron pie is a comforting and satisfying dessert perfect for sharing with friends and family. Fill individual pie irons with pie crust and your favorite pie filling. Then, cook them over the fire until golden brown and bubbly. Cast iron pies are a fun and versatile dessert that everyone will love. 

Make-Ahead Camping Desserts 

Preparing camping desserts ahead of time can make your campaign trip even more enjoyable, allowing you to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the great outdoors. 

Chocolate chip cookies 

Chocolate chip cookies are a beloved classic you can easily make ahead of time for your campaign trip. Whip up a batch of cookie dough, shape it into cookies, and freeze them in advance. When you're ready to enjoy a sweet treat by the campfire, pop the frozen cookie dough onto a small baking sheet or cast iron pan and bake them over the campfire for freshly baked cookies in no time. 

You can also bake chocolate chip cookies before going on your camping trip. Make sure to keep your cookies fresh by putting them in an airtight container. 

Brownie bites 

Brownie bites are another make-ahead camping dessert perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings on the go. Bake a batch of brownies in advance, cut them into bite-sized squares, and store them in an airtight container. These small treats are easy to pack and make for a delicious snack or dessert while having an outdoor picnic

Cheesecake jars 

Cheesecake jars are a delightful, portable, and easy-to-eat camping dessert. Prepare individual servings of no-bake cheesecake in small jars or containers, and chill them in the refrigerator or a cooler until you're ready to eat. 

You can customize the cheesecake with different toppings, such as fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, or caramel, for an indulgent treat perfect for sharing around the campfire. 

Raspberry bars 

Raspberry bars are a fruity and flavorful make-ahead camping dessert ideal for those who would prefer to spend their time hiking and enjoying nature rather than sitting around the campfire baking. 

Bake a batch of raspberry bars at home using oats, brown sugar, butter, flour, and a raspberry filling. Then, cut them into squares and pack them in an airtight container for easy transport. These sweet and tangy bars will surely be a hit with your fellow campers and make for a delicious snack or dessert while you're on the go.

Tips for Perfect Campfire Desserts 

Here are a few tips to help you make delicious campfire desserts: 

  • Choose simple recipes: Opt for desserts that require minimal ingredients and preparation to make cooking over the campfire easier. 
  • Pack essential tools: Pack basic cooking utensils like a cast iron skillet, aluminum foil, and long-handled cooking utensils to make cooking over a fire easier. 
  • Use pre-made ingredients: Use pre-made ingredients like store-bought cookies, pie crusts, dough, or canned fruit to streamline the cooking process and save time. 
  • Monitor the fire: Pay attention to the fire's intensity and adjust the distance between the food and the flames accordingly. 
  • Be safe: Always prioritize safety when cooking over an open flame. Use heat-resistant gloves, keep a fire extinguisher nearby, and supervise any children or pets around the fire. 
  • Clean up quickly: Dispose of any food scraps, ashes, or debris from cooking to minimize the risk of attracting wildlife or causing environmental damage. 
Happy family enjoying a camping trip

Sweeten Your Camping Trip with Delicious Desserts

Indulging in delicious desserts can enhance any camping adventure and create memorable moments under the stars. For added convenience, consider ordering Mrs. Fields® cookies or brownie bites before your trip. Enjoy the sweetness of dessert without the hassle of baking over a campfire.

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