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Try These Camping Desserts When You Need a Break From S'mores

Not that there's anything wrong with classic campfire s'mores or any of the creative twists on s'mores that are out there. But take a look at what other desserts you can make in the glow of your campfire or backyard BBQ when you just can't s'more anymore.

Bacon Apples

Foiled-wrapped apples stuffed with cinnamon and brown sugar are baked in the embers of your campfire, then made even more delectable when you slip a little bacon over the top.


Campfire Banana Splits

"These are wonderful! A nice change from s'mores. We do sometimes add peanut butter also for an extra gooey treat." -- MOMOFCASSIE


Campfire Banana Splits

Photo by Lillian

Campfire Pineapple Cakes

Put doughnuts on your camping shopping list so you can make these clever pineapple upside-down cakes using the heat from your campfire. Watch the video to see it all come together.

Hobo Pie

Bake these super-easy hand pies over your campfire using a long-handled cast-iron pie iron, trimmed slices of bread, and the pie filling of your choice. Versatile pie irons are designed to grill pies, sandwiches and more, and are available where camping gear is sold.


Hand Pies

Photo by Meredith

Cherry Cobbler

"If making this while camping, cook by putting Dutch oven atop hot charcoals and putting some hot coals on the lid of the oven." -- Bryanne Affleck Robison


Cherry Cobbler

Photo by Meredith


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