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Mix up your Campfire Dessert Menu

Mix up your campfire dessert menu

Something old and something new

There is nothing like gathering around the campground fire in the evening. The crackle of the flames, the crickets in the distance, and the stars up above. One of the only things that can improve the evening is something sweet to cook up over the flames. There are classics when it comes to desserts made over a campfire. There will likely be a revolt if s’mores are not present at at least one of the meals (if not all). However, this summer try to mix up dessert with a few new ideas.

Campfire Eclairs

Campfire eclairs are fun and simple to cook up. You just need to make up some vanilla pudding in your RV or before your trip to stash in your cooler. Take a long stick and wrap foil around the end of it. Coat the foil with non-stick cooking spray or butter. Open a can of crescent roll dough and wrap the dough from one roll around the end of the stick, pressing the seam tightly together where the two ends meet. Roast the dough slowly over the flame until all sides are golden brown. Slide the roll off the stick and fill it with the pudding. You can top it with nutella, chocolate frosting, or peanut butter.

Campfire Cones

This dessert is a fun one for kids to put together. Get a package of ice cream cones. Fill the cone with a combination of mini marshmallows, white or milk chocolate chips, m&ms, and peanuts. Wrap the cones in foil and cook over the campfire for about 7-10 minutes.

Campfire Banana Boats

This is a simple dessert that is completely customizable to individual tastes. You simply slice open a banana, fill it with toppings, wrap it in foil and then place it over the fire. When choosing toppings aim for something melty, something sweet and something crunchy. Some possible combinations are:

  • Strawberry hazelnut: nutella, strawberry chunks, and crunchy chopped hazelnuts
  • Samoa: chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and caramel sauce
  • Snickers: chocolate chips, caramel sauce, and salty peanuts
  • Banana split: chocolate chips, strawberry chunks, marshmallows and cherries

Dessert Bruschetta

You may be familiar with classic tomato and basil bruschetta, but have you met its sweet cousin? With a few simple supplies you can easily whip up dessert bruschetta.


  • Rustic bread of your choice (e.g. sourdough)
  • Olive oil
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Sliced fruit (e.g. strawberries, bananas, peaches, raspberries)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chocolate bar to grate

Slice the bread thickly, brush both sides olive oil, then grill until toasted. Spread chocolate hazelnut spread on bread and top with fruit and chocolate chips/grated chocolate.

Blueberry Cheesecake Tostadas


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Honey
  • Fajita-size tortillas (8-10)

Melt butter in pan on the grill. Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl. In separate bowl mix lemon juice, cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Brush one side of a tortilla with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place sugar-side-down on the grill and cook until tortilla bubbles and bottom is crisped and brown. Brush top side or tortilla with butter and flip. Place tortilla, sugar side up, on plate. Spread with cream cheese mixture, top with blueberries and a pinch of lemon zest, then drizzle with a little honey. Repeat.

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