Campfire Dessert Cones for Camping or at home on the BBQ!

A recent camping trip had me searching for a camping dessert recipe that you could make over the fire or on a bbq and the chocolate lover in me found just what I was looking for in this post by Chef Jessica Bright! Jessica’s Campfire Dessert Cones looked like a fun thing to make at home with my boys but I wasn’t sure that it really belonged at a ladies camping trip so I made these the week before for the boys!

Try this Campfire Dessert Cones recipe for a sweet treat next time you are camping

Campfire Dessert Cones

You will need one Sugar Cone for each person and then a variety of yummy fillers! Anything you like and each person can choose what they like the best and customize their own dessert!

Try items like:

Chocolate chips (white, milk, dark, mint, butterscotch)
Peanuts, cashews, walnuts
Skor Chips

I used whatever I had on hand which was mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, walnuts and a couple of candy melts! Just fill the cones up to the top and then wrap in tinfoil. They were way easier to make than traditional smores but tasted just as good if not better plus they weren’t as messy as smores are! The kids gobbled them up and only had a few smears of chocolate left on their faces. All hands and clothing were clean! Apparently not fool proof though because I did end up bringing them camping and one of our friends managed to get covered in chocolate, though I have no idea how! lol

Cooking on the BBQ-

Hubby had the good idea to only use the back two burners on the bbq and leave the front one turned off. This way the bbq gets warm but there are no flames underneath the cones. You want the chocolate melted and the marshmallows toasted but you have to be careful because chocolate and nuts can burn quickly and there is nothing more sad in this world than ruined chocolate right? It still toasted up pretty quick and was delish!

Cooking on the Campfire

This took quite a bit longer than the bbq, we used a rack over the fire but tried to keep the cones out of the flames. It is a fine line on a fire where it is too hot and not hot enough. So it took some playing around. I think the BBQ is a way faster and easier way to go if you have the choice.

Campfire Dessert Cones for a sweet treat while camping

Looking for more camping recipes? Start your day camping with these delicious Egg Sandwiches made right on the grill.


  1. That’s awesome! Now I want to go camping just so we can make that hehe 🙂

  2. What a fun treat. Can’t wait to try it out on the BBQ at the cottage. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Great idea

  5. Great Idea, going to try this sometime for sure!

  6. Wow, what a great idea! Looks like fun to make and delicious to eat!

  7. Oh my goodness, what an amazing treat. Thanks for the tips when making over the open fire:)

  8. Oh my this is a great idea! I will try it this week. Thanks,


  9. I’ll have to try this, it looks delicious and fun!

  10. These look awesome and are a great alternative to the messy {but delicious} s’mores!

  11. These look SO good! And perfect for celebrating National Smores Day! We had traditional ones yesterday (made in the oven b/c we were at home) and yeah, chocolate explosion is probably a pretty good way of describing their faces after! LOL

  12. Darn – we so would have tried this up in Manitoulin if I had seen this before! I have to go to a cottage again – just so we can do this! Looks so yummy!

  13. There is nothing I love more than dessert… and these look amazing! I’ve gotta try them. Awesome post – thanks!

  14. Oh fun! These look yummy and fun!

  15. Oh my goodness these look delish!

  16. This makes me want to go camping!!!!!! What a fun desert! Blessings from Croatia! Thanks for linking up at Mommy Teaches Friday Blog Hop

  17. Such a fun idea – my boys would love this! Perfect for camping.

  18. Jennifer, I saw this recipe when you posted it last year and have been wanting to make these ever since. I am definitely making them these this year…yummmmmmy! Thanks for allowing me to add this post to my Camping Round-Up.

  19. These will be such a huge hit at our next family BBQ!

  20. This could be our dessert tonight. We’ll enjoy them after we eat our burgers.

  21. Thank you for this great idea

  22. This would be amazing for family birthday parties. My boys and their cousins would love them.

  23. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    This would be my idea of a delicious treat, yummy 🙂

  24. Debbie White Beattie says

    This is such a great idea that I’ve never seen before. I especially like how you wrap them in foil ahead time.

  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I keep forgetting to pass this on to my daughter, I’m sure the family would enjoy this when they’re camping and they do have a BBQ with them too. 🙂

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