15 Delicious S’Mores & Camping Desserts

Reinvent the campfire favorite with our grown-up flavor combinations—plus get more inventive ideas for camping treats

Elaine Johnson, Amy Machnak, and Stephanie Spencer
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Ultimate S'more

The case for the 4-hour s'more: One bite and you'll be sold. Your childhood treat never tasted this good!

Recipe: Ultimate S'more

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Strawberry and Chocolate S'mores

Take the classic campfire dessert up a notch by adding strawberry slices to Graham crackers, dark chocolate, and roasted marshmallow.

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Nutella and Banana S'mores

For all-out indulgence, try peanut-butter cookies with Nutella, sliced banana, and marshmallow.

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Ginger and Caramel S'mores

Give s'mores a kick with gingersnaps, a caramel-filled chocolate square, and marshmallow.

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Caramel-drizzled S'mores

Fill peanut-butter cookies with bittersweet chocolate, caramel sauce, and marshmallow.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter S'mores

Anyone who's outgrown classic s'mores will love this version: gooey-sweet melted marshmallow tempered by bittersweet chocolate cookies and salty roasted peanuts. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter (at room temperature, for easy spreading) onto a thin, crisp chocolate water (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Waters). Slide 1 skewer-toasted marshmallow onto peanut butter. Top with a second wafer and squish down gently. Eat, licking fingers.

Recipe: Chocolate and Peanut Butter S'mores

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Nutty Banana S'mores

Make these s'mores with graham crackers, a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (or Nutella), sliced banana, and marshmallow.

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Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Campfire Cones

Reinvent s'mores as mini cones and you've got a delightful surprise for kids (and grownups) at camp. Recipe: Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Campfire Cones
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Dutch Oven Rhubarb and Hazelnut Crumble

A rustic fruit crumble that'll disappear in mere moments at camp.

Recipe: Dutch Oven Rhubarb and Hazelnut Crumble
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Churro Chocodillas

Melted chocolate meets tortillas and cinnamon sugar? Enough said.

Recipe: Churro Chocodillas

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Dutch Oven Double Chocolate Cake

Use charcoal briquets instead of wood to more precisely control the fire’s heat.

Recipe: Dutch Oven Double Chocolate Cake

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Campfire Apple Crisp

This homey dessert cooks best over a bed of glowing embers, created by moving the low-burning logs of your fire out into a frame. Whipped crème fraîche gives the dessert a touch of sophistication.

Recipe: Campfire Apple Crisp

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Coconut and Fresh Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This moist, coconut-scented upside-down cake is made made with fresh pineapple.

Recipe: Coconut and Fresh Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Berry Camping Cake

Any berry or berry combination works in this cake, which has a dry, crumbly topping that combines with the berry juices for a rich, sweet treat. Pack the frozen berries in a cooler and make this on the first night of camping, before they thaw completely.

Recipe: Berry Camping Cake

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Dutch-Oven Peach Cobbler

The recipe for this easy dessert cleverly uses pancake mix to make the top of the cobbler.

Recipe: Dutch-Oven Peach Cobbler