22 Camping Desserts That’ll Make the Outdoors Even Better

Satisfy your sweet tooth in the great outdoors with these camping desserts. Camping just got a whole lot sweeter!

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Mini S’mores

Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a camping dessert at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth, Illinois

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Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

We make this fun camping dessert while on a trip or in the backyard around a fire. They’re yummy for kids and adults alike. Be aware that the sandwich iron gets hot, so adults should handle and open it. —Cheryl Grimes, Whiteland, Indiana
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Pot of S’mores

Mom’s easy Dutch-oven version of the popular campout treat is so good and gooey. The hardest part is waiting for this to cool so you can devour it. Yum! —June Dress, Meridian, Idaho

These Dutch oven camping recipes are the best way to fuel up after a long day outside.

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Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

This warm Dutch oven cobbler is one of our favorite ways to end a busy day of fishing, hiking, swimming or rafting. It’s yummy with ice cream—and so easy to make! —June Dress, Boise, Idaho
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Devil’s Food Snack Cake

My husband and his friends request this camping dessert for their trips because it’s easy to transport. That makes it great for taking to potlucks and other events, too, as there’s no frosting involved. —Julie Danler, Bel Aire, Kansas
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Milky Way Pudgy Pie

My favorite pudgy pies have Milky Way candy bars, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows. So irresistible! And buttered bread is a must. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
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Blackberry Dumplings

For as long as I can remember, my mother has been making blackberry dumplings. They make a great camping dessert and are really something to look forward to! Sometimes I’ll make it in winter just to have a taste of summer. —Liecha Collins, Oneonta, New York
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My son introduced us to this twist on classic s’mores when we were camping. Have a jar of Nutella around? Slather on the inside of the graham cracker halves before you build this one-of-a-kind treat. —Christina Smith, Santa Rosa, California
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Cherry-Chocolate Pudgy Pie

Here’s an ooey-gooey camping dessert that’s just right for campfires and cookouts. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama

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No-Bake Cereal Cookie Bars

We pull out all the goodies for these chewy bars, like raisins and coconut. For more color, sprinkle on the M&M’s once the bars are in the pan. Then press them in. —Connie Craig, Lakewood, Washington

Still hungry? Munch on these summer camping snacks while you prep for your camping trip.

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Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

Looking for a quick camping dessert? This Dutch oven dump cake will wow your family. Feel free to use your favorite pie filling in place of cherry. — Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ginger Pound Cake S’mores

Kids and adults won’t be able to resist this fun spin on campfire S’mores. Pound cake replaces the traditional graham cracker while crystallized ginger adds a unique flavor twist. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

These backyard fire pit recipes let you make camping favorites without leaving home.

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Campfire Dessert Cones

Kids love to make this camping dessert! Set out the ingredients so they can mix and match their own creations. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Eclairs on the Grill

My best camping dessert is an easy eclair on a stick. This is the one that makes people watch what you’re doing and beg to be included. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Apple-Cinnamon Pudgy Pie

I remember the first time I tasted a pie-iron pie. My sister buttered up two slices of white bread while I peeled a Macintosh apple. She sliced the apple thin, arranged it on slice of bread, and poured liberal amounts of white sugar and cinnamon over top. I couldn’t believe the magic that came out of that fire! We did them with raspberry jam too. Mmmm. —Monica Kronemeyer DeRegt, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Campfire Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon rolls get the toasty treatment when wrapped around skewers and warmed over a fire. Brush with butter, then sprinkle with sugar and spice. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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S’more Pops

My daughters and I came up with this camping dessert when planning a candy-making party. The pops also make adorable hostess gifts, are perfect for campfires and would sell out quickly at a bake sale. —Lisa Haboush, Geneva, Illinois
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Campfire Peach Cobbler

This dutch oven peach cobbler recipe has been a family classic for 60 years. We prefer peaches, but fresh cherries and berries are fun, too. Almost any fruit would work. Mix and match! —Jackie Wilson, Wellsville, Utah
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S’more Pudgy Pie

“Simply sinful” is how testers described this fresh take on s’mores. —Joanne Surfus, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Cookout Caramel S’mores

This camping dessert is a fabulous finish to an informal meal. Toasting the marshmallows extends our after-dinner time together, giving us something fun to do as a family. —Martha Haseman, Hinckley, Illinois
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Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread

A neighboring camper made a bread so tempting, I had to ask for the details. Here’s my version, best enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee by the campfire. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.