Comforting Campfire Foil-Baked Desserts

Published On November 5, 2021

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Sugary and chocolatey cravings stop for no one, and when the weather gets cooler sometimes you just want to snuggle up by the fire with a warm and delectable dessert. RV camping is perfect for this, so we’ve gathered some of our favorite dessert to share with you (that can be enjoyed all year round.) Recipes baked in foil make clean up super easy and no dishes. Let’s get our sugar kick on…

Campfire Apple Crisp Packets

This must-have camping desert is swoon-worthy and easy, a win-win. For the apples, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Cortland, Honeycrisp, or McIntosh apples work best. But really, you can just choose your favorite. And since they are individually made in foil, you can use the favorites of everyone in your party.

Ingredients: Apples, Sugar, Cinnamon, Butter , Brown sugar, Flour, Quick oats, Baking powder, Aluminum foil, Ice-cream or whipped cream

Directions: Build a campfire or preheat grill/oven to 350 degrees. Tear off desired number of sheets of aluminum foil, about a foot in length. Divide the apples between the squares of tinfoil. Mix together sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the apples. Next mix together butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and baking powder, evenly sprinkle over the top of the apple mixture. Fold foil packets up and seal. Place the packets on a grate over campfire (or in the oven or on the grill grate). Bake for about 20 minutes. Carefully open foil packets, top with ice cream if desired, and enjoy!

Campfire Banana Boats in Foil

This is a s’more meets a banana split, and SO GOOD. A camping classic. This is where you can get creative, go to town on the toppings, and tailor each desert to everyone in your group.

Take a banana with its peel still on and cut it down the middle (along the concave side). Not all the way through, but until the tip of your knife just grazes the peel on the other side. You can then pull the peel and banana slightly apart. Then fill your banana with your own tasty toppings. Since everyone is different, and there are too many toppings to list, we are going to give you a general recipe:

Something Melty + Something Sweet + Something Crunchy

Toppings are can be stuffed in a single line down the center of the banana. You can also mash your banana to either side to make some extra room.

Depending on the size of your bananas, you will want to tear out a 12 inch section of aluminum foil. Then cut out the same size of parchment paper. Put the parchment paper on top of the aluminum foil. You can crimp the aluminum foil over the parchment paper at the corners to help it stay in place. Then completely wrap your stuffed banana.

You have a couple of options to warm your banana boat. The goal is just to simply warm the banana and melt the toppings, so a controlled, even heat is what you’re looking for, whether over an open flame or on the grill. Most campfires have adjustable grill grates; raise your grate so it’s up and out of the flames, place your wrapped banana boats topping side up, and let the heat from the fire warm it up for a few minutes. Then grab a spoon and dig in!

S’Mores Tortilla Roll Up in Foil

This is a very fun variation of classic s’mores that the kids can really get into.

Ingredients: Tortillas, wheat or corn, and your favorite fillings such as:

  • chocolate chips
  • marshmallows
  • bananas
  • almonds, peanuts or walnuts
  • chocolate chips
  • peanut butter
  • Nutella

The great thing about this recipe is that the kids can help make their own tortilla roll ups. Spray aluminum foil sheet lightly with cooking spray. Lay out the tortilla, and add whatever fillings you like. Roll up the tortilla with seam facing down, then place on hot grill for 10-15 minutes. When the insides are all gooey, the dessert is ready!

Orange Cinnamon Rolls in Foil

Probably the most simple and easy orange cinnamon rolls you’ll ever make.

Ingredients: 1 can of 8 cinnamon rolls, 8 oranges, Aluminum foil

Carefully hollow out the oranges. This may take patience and things will definitely get messy, but hey, you’re camping! Cut a 2-inch circle from the top of the orange and then use a good sturdy spoon to scoop out the orange. (Snack on the juicy bits or give them to your crew.) Place a cinnamon roll in each orange, put the cap back on, then wrap in foil. Then place right into the coals, or over an open flame, or on the grill at 350 degrees, baking for 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove from heat and drizzle the frosting that came with the rolls over the top. Now you have a cooked roll infused with orange flavor!

Foil Packet Chocolate Cherry Cake

Chocolate and cherries are perfect combination (or raspberries, or blueberries!) and this dessert proves the point. This recipe works best when baked on the coals and not directly in the fire, which helps with even cooking.

Ingredients: 1 can cherry pie filling (or whatever fruit filling you like), 1 box chocolate cake or brownie mix, Aluminum foil, Optional cooking spray. Optional ice cream or whipped cream

Let your campfire dies down into good red coals. Alternatively, preheat your grill or over to 350. Cut foil into 16 squares, about 1 foot square. Spray 1/2 of the squares with cooking spray and set aside. In a big bowl, stir together the cake mix and pie filling. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the mixture onto the center of each sprayed foil square. Top with another square of foil and crimp the edges of the two pieces together so they are well sealed. Place foil packets in the coals or on the grill or in oven and bake for 20 minutes, turning several times with tongs. Due to variations in each campfire, cook times will vary, so check often for doneness. Once finished, top with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

And if you need a spot to build a campfire, check us out at MarvalResort.com!