Written by: Lynn Lopez
09/04/2013 9:42 AM
After a long day of hiking, you deserve a sweet treat to cap off your meal or to reward yourself. Now if you've been having mostly s'mores for your camping dessert, it may be time to shake up your cooking repertoire. Here are some 10 great camping desserts that you can try the next time you go camping. They require a little bit more preparation than s'mores, but they're fun to prepare, and they'll give you something new to experiment with over the campfire. Best of all, they're tasty and different.
Applesauce Gingerbread Cake
Serves 4Preparation time: 5 minsCooking time: 30 mins
Here's a classic campfire dessert recipe you should try. This recipe uses chocolate chips and marshmallows, but feel free to get creative with your own toppings, like peanut butter, nuts, and crushed graham crackers.
Serves 4Preparation time: 5 minsCooking time: 5 mins
Fresh, warm doughnuts on the campground? Yes please! These doughnuts are also great for breakfast or on the trail.
Serves 4Preparation and Cooking time: 30 mins
For an added treat, you can also fry the doughnut holes and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar.
Fondue at a campsite sounds like a total indulgence, and this recipe might even make you forget that you're roughing it.
Serves 4Preparation and Cooking time: 20 mins
You can dip marshmallows, pretzels, bread, or chunks of fruit in the fondue.
These cream puffs are a yummy alternative to s'mores. Instead of marshmallows, you can also fill the biscuits with condensed milk and then cook them on a rack.
Serves 4Preparation and Cook time: 5 mins
Kids will definitely get a kick out of this one. You can make as much or as little of this as you want; use half of each ingredient for lunch dessert and then use the rest after dinner.
Serves 4Preparation time: 10 mins
Dutch Oven Three-Peach Crisp
Even if you don't have any ice cream to top this with, it's still a great dessert, and the fresh fruit makes it even better. Make this ahead of time so it's ready to eat after your meal.
Serves 4Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 45 mins
Why bring packaged cookies when you can get some fresh from the campfire?
Pineapple Upside-down Cakes
This campfire version of pineapple upside-down cake is a quick fix if you've got a craving for cakes. Best of all, you can get individual cakes this way, and you won't need to eat them with a fork.
Serves 4Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 5 mins
Toasted Angel Food Cake with Berry Topping
It won't be a complete camping experience unless you roast something over an open fire.
Serves 4Preparation time: 5 minsCooking time: 3 mins
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