What are the best camping dessert recipes that kids will enjoy?
When you’re camping, it’s easy to pass on having dessert.
It’s enough trouble to pack, prepare, and clean up after the main entree already!
There’s not much in the way of preparation options, and making sure no one goes hungry is more important than dessert.
But a fantastic dessert to round out a campfire-cooked meal, can make the difference between a good camping trip and a great one for your kids.
The best camping dessert recipes take the restrictions of the camping environment into account, while still being tasty and fun for the whole family.
Do not pass up on that old classic, marshmallows roasted over a campfire. Kids can roast their own marshmallows with adult supervision and help.
Once roasted, you can make traditional s’mores with chocolate bars and graham crackers.
Or you can mix it up by replacing those ingredients with fudge striped cookies.
For a crunchy sweet treat, rolled the roasted marshmallow in a bowl of mini M&Ms and put the whole thing between two graham crackers.
Make campfire banana splits. Take an unpeeled banana and cut it down the middle. Stuff the split with chocolate and mini marshmallows.
Wrap this in foil and put it in the campfire coals for about five to ten minutes, rotating frequently.
This is a tasty but sticky snack, so be prepared to clean the kids after they eat.
The best camping dessert recipes for families with children are something the kids can participate in.
Camping should be a family affair, with everyone involved in all aspects as much as possible.
Of course, this means that you should get the kids to help with the less fun parts of campfire cooking, like carrying the dishes to the water spout to be washed.
This might be a harder sell than getting them to roast marshmallows, though!