5 easy desserts to enjoy around the campfire

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1. Banana Boats

A camping experience in Kingston would not be complete without campfire banana boats – bananas in their skin with chocolate and marshmallows is an old time favourite.


  • Bananas – leave peels on
  • Chocolate chips – dark or milk
  • Small marshmallows


Cut a slit into the banana lengthways and take care not to cut to the other side. Open gently and press in a teaspoon of chocolate chips and about a tablespoon of small marshmallows or chop up a larger marshmallow. Wrap in tin foil so that they look like boats and place on the campfire for about 10 minutes or until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted and the banana is heated through. This one is delicious for all ages!


2. Dessert Pizza


  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • A jar of Nutella
  • Toppings – blueberries, strawberries, chocolate, marshmallow or granola


Take a ready made ball of pizza dough and roll it out into a buttered and warmed camp skillet. Spread a generous layer of Nutella over it (to suit your taste) and add your choice of topping. Place on a hot campfire and allow it to cook until the crust is a golden brown colour – delicious!

3. Lemon Blueberry Skillet Cake


  • 1 punnet fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp of lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup plain flour


With this dessert you can measure out your proportions at home to make it easier at the campsite. At the camp, mix the fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a bowl and set aside to add to the baked cake later. In a large bowl whisk 2 eggs, a half cup milk, half cup of plain flour, and a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg – whatever you have.

Add this batter to a warmed and buttered skillet over the campfire, cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes. Check to ensure cake is cooked through, remove from the campfire and add the blueberry and lemon topping. Delicious and warming!


4. Campfire Brownies


  • 1 cake mix of brownie batter
  • Chocolate frosting


Simple and for chocolate lovers, this dessert is yummy and no-fuss. Make the brownies according to the instructions on the box, then add the mixture to your campfire skillet.

Bake over the campfire until they are cooked through, allow to cool and then add a layer of chocolate frosting for an extra chocolate treat!


5. Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread


  • 1 loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries


Slice the bread evenly and arrange (slightly overlapping) on a greased heavy-duty foil, large enough to fold over itself. Bring the foil up the sides but leave the top open. Whisk the eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla and pour over bread, and sprinkle with nuts and 1 cup blueberries. Fold edges over the top and seal.

Place over a grill grate on the campfire and cook around 30 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with the rest of the blueberries.

For the original recipe, click here.


Last but not least – Marshmallow strawberry skewers!


  • A punnet of strawberries or two
  • A jar of marshmallow fluff (available at supermarkets)


With a bit of a twist to traditional marshmallows, you and the kids will love this dessert. And it’s easy. Place the strawberry on a skewer, and dunk into marshmallow fluff. Cook over the campfire until it’s golden brown. Yum yum!


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