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Easy Recipes To Make Yummy Sweets

The sweet stuff at the end of a meal filled with awesome camping food is the perfect way to end a day. These are the best camping desserts that’ll satisfy your taste buds on your next family camping trip!

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Camping Desserts

Easy camping desserts make perfect endings to meals in the great outdoors! You need to consider if you want …

  • no-cook desserts or sweet treats you have to
  • bake, fry or toast as well as what
  • equipment you need to make them, or if you just want
  • make ahead desserts for camping that you can prepare at home.

Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes

We love cooking with campfires and these camp oven desserts are some of our favorites.

1. Camping Smores Dutch Oven Brownies

These brownies are oooey, gooey, easy and indulgent! What more could you want for dessert? They are a great alternative to making traditional s’mores.

2. Dutch Oven Carrot Cake

No electric appliances are needed for this camping version of carrot cake made from scratch using your cast iron Dutch oven. This is one of my more complicated camping dessert ideas which is great for special occasions.

Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake by CampingForFoodies features a moist carrot cake with raisins and nuts topped with a thick cream cheese frosting as a cut slice is being lifted from the cake and ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake.features a moist carrot cake with raisins and nuts topped with a thick cream cheese frosting as a cut slice is being lifted from the cake and ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake.

3. Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

This simple recipe starts with fresh blueberries that are topped with an easy cobbler … it is sooooooooo good!

Easy Cast Iron Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies features a camp cooking scene with a campfire blazing in the background and sitting on the ground in front of the campfire ring is a blueberry cobbler that is baked and ready to serve from a cast iron Dutch oven with text over the image that reads blueberry cobbler.

6. Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake

This super-simple dessert recipe is a great alternative to making a Dutch oven apple pie. You just dump and bake this easy campfire recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth with minimal effort. The simple ingredients create a sweet, gooey mess that many adult campers remember making when they were in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake by CampingForFoodies features a golden brown dessert set in a parchment paper liner with apple pie filling that is sprinkled with a boxed cake mix, butter and pecans then baked till bubbly and golden brown in a camp Dutch oven which is sitting the background. The dessert is ready to be served at the campsite.
Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake by CampingForFoodies

Camp Cooking Tip: You can make any flavor of dump cakes by swapping out the pie filling. Peach cobbler is another popular choice.

7. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

We eat these freshly baked cinnamon rolls for dessert and for breakfast. They are awesome served hot or cold. The secret ingredient to making them easy for campsite cooking: dinner roll freezer dough balls! And the cream cheese frosting makes them sooooo good!

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls by CampingForFoodies features freshly baked cinnamon rolls that are topped with cream cheese frosting, sitting on a plate on the ground. The rolls are nestled in gooey parchment paper that was used to bake and lift them out of the black cast iron pot that is sitting in the background.

8. Blueberry Lemon Dutch Oven Muffins

These blueberry lemon muffins have a lovely glaze drizzled over the top and are perfect as a warm dessert or as a sweet breakfast item.

Blueberry Lemon Dutch Oven Muffins - Camping For Foodies .com

9. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread

Some camp oven dessert recipes are great for breakfast too … like this yummy cinnamon bread! It goes great with a cup of joe! If you don’t know how to make coffee when camping, we have awesome methods for making big batches for large groups, multiple cups for families and techniques for brewing individual servings.

Easy Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies. Slices of this golden brown bread are sitting on a blue camping plate and the remaining bread is in a black camp dutch oven ready to be sliced and served.

Did you know you can bake on your propane stove using your Dutch oven with a dome and heat diffuser plate? You can!

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11. Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler

This is one of our Dutch oven dessert campfire recipes that was originally created at home when we were trying to use all of the food we had in the house before a big move across the country!

Berry Cobbler Dessert Camp Recipe - Perfect for making in a Dutch Oven, Camp Oven or RV Oven - Camping For Foodies .com

Camp Cooking Tip: You can use any cast-iron skillet or cast iron pan that has a tight-fitting lid when you are making baked goods that don’t rise high during the baking process. This makes a wonderful berry campfire skillet dessert too.

15. Dutch Oven Cornbread

I usually make this classic cornmeal bread as a side and if there are leftovers, they get topped with a sweet cinnamon butter, a quick powdered sugar glaze or a fruity jam and eaten for dessert.

Dutch Oven Cornbread by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a freshly baked recipe of golden-brown cornbread, set on the ground to cool, waiting to be served at the campsite.
Dutch Oven Cornbread by CampingForFoodies

16. Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

You can make this easy, sweet and slightly crispy recipe for dessert or breakfast. You’ll be happy to have leftovers you can snack on later in your trip!

Dutch Oven Monkey Bread by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with hot-baked small pieces of refrigerator biscuits tossed in cinnamon, sugar and nuts being drizzled with a white powered sugar glaze.
Dutch Oven Monkey Bread by CampingForFoodies

17. Campfire Brownies

The best way to keep chocolate lovers smiling is to serve brownies with chocolatey mix-ins! This one starts with a brownie mix and adds chunks of Snicker candy bars! We like serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too.

Campfire Brownies by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with freshly baked brownies dotted with mini Snickers candy bars as the lid filled with campfire coals is being removed from the top of the Dutch oven.
Campfire Brownies by CampingForFoodies

Camp Stove Desserts

Camp stove recipes for dessert are so nice! Why? Because it is so easy to just turn your camping propane on and off … rather than dealing with campfires or charcoal briquettes.

19. Grilled Pound Cake With Berries

This is one of our camp dessert recipes that uses fresh ingredients along with packaged ones. It is so yummy you would never know it starts with a prepared pound cake!

Grilled Pound Cake with Red White and Blue Topping - Camping For Foodies .com

20. Strawberry Banana Compote

This super easy sauce recipe is a great topping for ready-made desserts like store-bought pound cake, angel food cake, ice cream and thick Greek yogurt. It’s also great on pancakes, French toast, waffles and oatmeal for breakfast.

Strawberry Banana Compote by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate with strawberry banana compote and fluffy whipped cream topping a stack of pancakes. The red strawberries and golden banana slices glisten with the sweet syrup under a sunny sky as the plate of food is ready to be served at the campsite.
Strawberry Banana Compote by CampingForFoodies

Easy No Cook Camping Desserts

When you just don’t feel like cooking but want dessert…

Make Ahead Camping Desserts

If you like baked goods but don’t want to do a lot of baking at the campsite, try making desserts that freeze well.

24. Caramel Nut Brownies

You can make these brownies at the campsite but you can also make them at home, slice them, wrap them individually and then freeze. When you are ready, just defrost as many as you need during your trip.

Caramel Nut Brownies Camp Recipe - Perfect for making in a Dutch Oven, Camp Oven or RV Oven - Camping For Foodies .com

Campfire Desserts

Some sweet treats are perfect for campfire cooking!

When you are planning camping meals for two, s’mores are a great option because you can make only the number you want and won’t have tons of leftover sweets from a family-sized portion dessert.

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26. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

You can’t get easier than cooking refrigerator cinnamon buns in your pie irons for dessert! Just spay a little cooking spray inside your irons and cook over your fire, turning every few minutes until they are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Spread on the frosting and enjoy!

Cooking on sticks is just one of our list of 10 fun activities and campfire games the entire family can enjoy together.

27. S’mores Campfire Cones

Drop some mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in an ice cream cone, either a sugar cone or waffle cone work well. Wrap them in foil and heat them over a campfire! Kids love this easy dessert that is a fun spin on a classic camping dessert.

28. Campfire Banana Boats

Leave the banana in its peel, slice in down the center to split it open, stuff with toppings then wrap it in foil and heat it over campfire coals just long enough to warm it up.

Stuffing ideas: chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows, peanut butter, Nutella, nuts and fresh berries.

29. Shortcake Skewers

This is a fun twist on the classic strawberry shortcake dessert. Thread pieces of your favorite fruits and store-bought pound cake onto BBQ skewers. Toast over campfire or grill until the fruit is slightly softened and cake is lightly toasted. Top with whipped cream for serving.

30. Orange Peel Brownies

Cut a hallowed-out orange peel into a cup and prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour brownie batter into orange peel cup and wrap in two layers of heavy-duty foil leaving a little “hook” at the top for grabbing. Set on campfire coals to bake in an upright position until brownies are baked through.

31. S’mores Nachos

This easy campfire dessert is a great way to make tasty treats for a group instead of individual servings. Take the ingredients used in classic s’mores and pile them into a cast iron skillet or foil pan. Break graham crackers into bite-sized pieces then top with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows. Cover with tight-fitting lid or aluminum foil and heat over hot coals until the marshmallows and chocolate are slightly melted.

32. Spiced-Up Mixed Nuts

If you are looking for a not-too-sweet snack for dessert, you need to try these spiced nuts! They are cooked in foil pouches over your campfire or grill and make really tasty vegetarian camping recipes that can be eaten throughout the day.

Spiced-Up Mixed Nuts Camping Recipe With Food Requiring No Refrigeration by CampingForFoodies

33. Foil Packets Apple Crisps

Lay apple slices on a piece of foil, drizzle with maple syrup and top with a little granola. Seal and heat over a campfire until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes. These campfire apple pie packets are a great gluten-free option.

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What’s your favorite?

Got a favorite dessert for camping we should try? Leave us a comment and tell us about it … we’d love to hear from you!

Camping Dessert Recipes by CampingForFoodies is a collection of camping desserts made at a campsite and ready for serving including Grilled Pound Cake With Berries, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls, Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed In Honey Mint Syrup and a Lemon Blueberry Topped Campfire Dutch Baby with text over the image reading camping desserts.

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