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It’s no secret that all kids love s’mores, but sometimes you want to add a little bit of variety to your camping dessert menu. When you’re camping with kids you need to know that they’re going to expect that you have a camping dessert planned a majority of the time.
We don’t do dessert very often at home we like to make our camping trips a little extra special, and I’ve learned that having a family-friendly camping dessert a few times on each campout with kids helps to make I put a little bit more exciting for everyone.
My favorite thing about camping dessert recipes, is it most of them are pretty basic. In fact we’ve narrowed our camping dessert recipe list down into a list of camping desserts that kids can make on their own, so that as a mom, my camp cooking is even easier.
We love campfire camping desserts in our family and everyone agrees that dessert tastes better when cooked over a campfire.
To simplify your camping desserts, I recommend always having foil, wet wipes and paper towels on hand. Many of the desserts were mentioning below can be made without much mess inside foil, or easily cleaned up with paper towels. Of course, the wet wipes are for your sticky kids so they don’t go into the tent and get marshmallows all over their warm campingsleeping bag.
Campfire safety for kids
Before you let your kids make their own campfire desserts, teach them a little bit of camp fire safety. Here are the basics of kid campfire safety:
No running around the campfire.
If you put a stick in the fire, it stay there. No waving flaming torches around camp.
Keep your distance from the fire. Stay far enough away that you can’t accidentally fall in.
If you need to put something on the fire, make sure that an adult is watching you.
No rough play or pushing around the family campfire.
Looking for ideas of camping desserts that kids can make? Our list of camping dessert recipes for kids is just what you need. All of these recipes below are for desserts kids can make while camping, either on their own or with a little adult supervision.
These Bloomin grilled apples are filled with cinnamon sugar, caramel, and pecans. Great for campfire cooking and barbecues! Easy camping dessert recipe kids can put together on their own. This is a super easy camping dessert that requires little preparation, so even young kids can make it!
Don't have a pie iron for camping? You can still let your kids cook campfire cinnamon rolls. Simply skewer your roll dough on a long skewer and enjoy watching your family camping dessert bake before your eyes. This is one of the best campfire desserts on a stick and is super easy if you use storebought dough!
Who loves cookies fresh out of the oven? Now you can get the same great taste of baked cookies over the campfire. This camping cookie recipe for kids is so easy, and just needs a little adult help getting them out of the pie iron while it's hot. The perfect dessert recipe for camping with kids.
All kids love s'mores and now they will love them made into S'more Nachos! This easy camping dessert can be elevated with different toppings such as caramel or sprinkles. This is an easy camping dessert for kids to make since they can easily be layered in any order or fashion, so it's even great for younger kids. An adult should cook these over the fire for the kids (cover the top with foil to prevent any ash from drifting into your dessert). If you're in an RV or at home, these can easily be thrown into the oven for a more even roasting.
This camping cherry pie recipe is so easy that it's perfect for kids to make while camping. With only a couple of ingredients and fast cooking, this camping dessert for kids is sure to be an instant hit on your family camping dessert list. We love pie iron desserts for camping because kids get the fun of cooking over a campfire, but also the more even cooking that comes from using a pie iron.
Healthy campfire dessert recipe lovers, this one is for you. We have Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs full of sweet juicy apples, cinnamon and granola. Bonus is that they require minimal prep and almost no cleanup, so they're perfect for kids to make! These make great campfire treats for the whole family!
Have you ever heard of Woof 'Em's? Well they're sure to be just as addictive as s'mores and are an easy camping dessert for kids to make. You can buy special cookers, or make your own with our special directions!
These Campfire Sugar Cookies S’mores is a fun twist on the classic s’mores recipe that usually uses Graham Crackers. This is the perfect dessert recipe for young kids to create, since it mostly just requires roasting a marshmallow and then s'more decoration!
This easy dessert recipe for camping is so good, no one will guess there are only 4 ingredients! This camping recipe for kids is so easy, and just requires a little help getting the dutch oven set up! Remember that even though this dutch oven recipe for kids is really easy to put together, the cooking time is relatively long, so take that into account when managing kids expectations.
A campfire sweet treat made with 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes. Get your Graham crackers, dip and scoop out mounds of ooey-gooey melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows. This kid-friendly campfire dessert is best assembled by kids and then an adult should handle cooking the skillet of dessert over the camping stove or campfire. This is a dessert the whole family can eat together on your next campout.
This easy camping dessert recipe, only looks fancy. With just 4 ingredients, your kids can impress even the most picky eater with this perfect camping dessert for families. While the ingredients are super easy, kids will need help getting the fire set up for dutch oven dessert cooking and handling the hot coals. Also keep in mind that this camping dessert takes more time, so make sure your kids know that so they know when to expect this dessert to be done!
These camp cooker cinnamon buns are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping. We love to make them just about anytime that we are in the wilderness. You seriously could not ask for an easier camping recipe for kids.
This saucy Apple Cobbler is baked in a cast iron pan under a sugar cookie topping that’s a delicious combination of chewy, crispy, crumbly, and gooey. The topping is easily tossed together at your campsite or can be made in advance and tossed in with the rest of your camping groceries. This family camping dessert is best made by kids who already have baking experience, or with an adults assistance.
These S'more Banana Foil Packets are the perfect dessert for kids to enjoy around the campfire. Stuff them with marshmallows and chocolate, wrap them up, and toss on the fire to make a sweet, gooey family friendly camp dessert.
Do you have kids who are so anxious to eat their camping dessert that they can't even seem to wait for the chocolate on their s'mores to melt? Then you need to make French Smores - the perfect camping dessert for kids who are impatient! With Nutella to speed up the process, these are the easiest s'mores recipe for kids.