5 Must-Try Campfire Recipes

Nothing quite captures the essence of outdoor adventure like cooking over a campfire. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or just dipping your toes into the great outdoors, these five simple yet mouthwatering recipes will make your campfire dining a hit. From sweet treats to savory meals, there’s something to satisfy every palate. So gather around the fire, grab your ingredients, and get ready to cook up some memories!

Giant S’more Tray

This indulgent treat layers classic s’more ingredients—marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers—in a mini foil pan, creating a communal dessert that’s perfect for sharing. Add raspberries for a fresh twist!

You’ll Need:

  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate
  • Graham crackers
  • Raspberries (optional, but delicious!)
  • Mini foil pan
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Ensure your campfire has a good bed of coals ready for cooking.
  2. Layer marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers into the mini foil pan.
  3. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in the coals of the campfire.
  4. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove the pan, sprinkle raspberries on top, and enjoy your gooey, delicious treat!

2. Campfire Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Transform simple ingredients into crispy, gooey pizza pockets using a pie iron. This customizable recipe lets everyone choose their favorite toppings, making it a fun and interactive campfire meal.

You’ll Need:

  • Pie Iron
  • White bread
  • Butter
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Additional pizza toppings of your choice


  1. Butter two slices of bread and place one slice, butter side down, on each side of an open pie iron.
  2. Spread pizza sauce on the bread and add cheese, pepperoni, and other toppings.
  3. Close the pie iron and place it in the fire for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy your crispy, melty pizza pocket straight from the fire.

Tip: Try this with pie fillings like cherry, apple, or blueberry for a sweet dessert treat!

3. Camping Toasted Marshmallow Cereal Treats

A playful take on traditional treats, this recipe combines toasted marshmallows with your favorite cereal in a Ziploc bag for a no-mess snack that’s both crunchy and sweet, with optional mix-ins for extra flavor.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of your favorite cereal
  • 2 tablespoons very soft unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 jumbo marshmallows
  • Optional mix-ins: peanut butter chips, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips
  • 15-ounce Ziploc bag


  1. Place cereal and butter in the silicone bag.
  2. Toast the marshmallows and add them to the bag while still hot. Partially seal the bag.
  3. Shake and press the bag to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Add your chosen mix-ins and combine well.
  5. Press the mixture into a square at the bottom of the bag and let it set until firm, about 10-15 minutes.

4. Campfire Foil Pack Breakfast Burritos

Start your morning right with hearty breakfast burritos made in foil packs. This savory blend of chorizo, potatoes, and eggs, cooked directly in the campfire, delivers a satisfying and energizing meal to fuel your day’s adventures.

You’ll Need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • 12 ounces Yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 8 large eggs
  • Four 10-inch flour tortillas
  • Toppings: shredded Cheddar, hot sauce, salsa, sliced scallions, sour cream


  1. Pre-roast the potatoes with oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet at 400°F until tender. Add crumbled sausage during the last 25 minutes of cooking. Cool and pack in a resealable bag.
  2. At the campsite, build a medium campfire and create foil pack “bowls” using double-layered foil.
  3. Divide the potato-sausage mix among the bowls. Scramble eggs in a jar and pour evenly into each bowl.
  4. Seal the foil packs and cook directly in the campfire coals or on a grate, rotating occasionally, until the eggs are set, about 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully open the packs, fill tortillas with the mixture, and add your favorite toppings.

5. Apple Pie on a Stick

A fun and simple dessert that brings the classic flavors of apple pie to the campfire. Apples are roasted on sticks, then rolled in cinnamon sugar and optionally in granola, creating a crispy, caramelized treat that’s easy to love.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 apple per person
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup granola (optional)
  • 15-ounce Ziploc bag


  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a zip-top bag.
  2. Secure each apple on a stick and roast over the campfire until the skin browns.
  3. Peel the hot skin off, roll the apple in the sugar-cinnamon mix, then roast again to glaze.
  4. Optionally, roll the glazed apple in granola for extra crunch.
  5. Let cool slightly before enjoying your campfire apple pie.

As you can see, cooking on a campfire doesn’t mean you have to stick to the basics. With a little prep and imagination, you can enjoy everything from a gooey s’more tray to savory breakfast burritos. So light up that fire, grab your ingredients, and transform your campfire into the highlight of your adventure. Bon appétit, campers!