Campfire desserts are one of the best parts of camping. Kids and adults both agree! We’ve gathered some of our favorite camping desserts for your next outing, whether you’re braving the elements, enjoying the view from a comfortable cabin, or pitching a tent in your backyard. You’ll find new takes on traditional s’mores and kid-friendly adaptations of forever favorites.
1. S’mores Cereal Treats
No campfire? No problem! Bring the campfire to your kitchen with these crisped rice cereal treats. Gooey marshmallows and drizzled chocolate capture the best parts of the s’mores experience. This is the ideal campfire dessert for backyard adventures.
2. Ice Cream Sundae Marshmallow Pops
Transform plain marshmallows into a culinary event. These cute, colorful pops give the look of an ice cream sundae without the melted mess! You’ll want to Instagram these treats before your kids devour them.
3. Skillet Peach Pies
Sugar, butter, and sliced peaches create a delightful pie filling. So, leave the apple pies for a dessert shared indoors and give these unique mini pies a try instead!
4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Take a batch of these easy, tasty cookies on your next camping trip. Chocolate and peanut butter infiltrate every bite, making these no-bake cookies a quick crowd-pleaser.
5. S’mores Candy Apples
This is what you get when you blend a candy-dipped apple with a fan-favorite campfire dessert. Marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and pieces of graham crackers turn an everyday treat into a special occasion.
6. Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Try these marshmallows as a fun, unexpected addition for s’mores. The coconut and extra burst of chocolate will add flavor and texture to your campfire desserts. But they’re delicious just as they are, too. Pro tip: No eggs on hand? Use Wilton Meringue Powder as a clever substitute!
7. Trail Mix Candy Bark
This sweet concoction combines everything you love about trail mix and morphs it into a candy bar-like treat. Pile your favorite trail mix delights on top of melted Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy. Pecans, mini marshmallows, fruit, more chocolate—create the ultimate camping dessert!
8. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Sipping this rich beverage around a crackling campfire is the perfect ending to a day spent exploring the outdoors with friends and family. Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® and steaming milk create a velvety texture.
9. S’mores Bites
If you prefer your s’mores on the go, whip up a batch of these campfire-inspired bites. Sweet, crispy graham crackers are the perfect shell for a soft marshmallow center. These one-bite delights will go fast, so consider doubling the recipe.
10. Dessert Kabobs
Try out this fruity twist on kabobs at your next backyard gathering or on your next camping trip. Donut holes, pound cake and your favorite fruit drizzled with colorful Candy Melts®, is fun any easy to make. Even better? This is an easy recipe to try with your kids.
11. Candy-Covered Apple Lollipops
Dipped in and decorated with melted Candy Melts®, these apples offer a healthy spin on a classic snack. These can easily be made in advance with other camping desserts. Pretty sweet, huh?
12. One Bowl Berry Cake
If you’ve returned from your camping trip with an assortment of hand-picked berries, this is the perfect recipe for you. Toss in whatever you have on hand—raspberries, blueberries, or raspberries. In about an hour, you’ll have a “berry” enticing cake!
13. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a sweet, salty crunch in cookie form. Creamy peanut butter and dark chocolate chips shine in this classic recipe. Break these out around the campfire or at your kids’ next sleepover event.
14. Fudgy Brownies
These decadent, dense treats are as delicious as they are versatile. Serve them by themselves or sprinkle your favorite assorted jimmies on top for a quick variation. Either way, these brownies are considered a classic for a reason: Everyone loves ‘em!
15. Candy Drizzles S’mores Trail Mix
This DIY trail mix is ideal as a camping dessert or after-school snack. It’s easy to make, store, and eat! You’ll get a myriad of flavors, ranging from chocolate-drizzled marshmallows to crunchy graham cracker cereal, in every handful.
16. Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins
Instant coffee might be the secret ingredient, but pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips give these muffins a delightfully complex flavor profile. An added bonus? Your home will smell amazing while these bake!
Don’t forget to check out our other Dessert Ideas for summer!
Which of these party desserts are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’re making any of these recipes for your next party, don’t forget to share a picture on Instagram and tag us @wiltoncakes.