8 Must-Make Campfire Cooking Recipes

Planning a campfire with the friends or family? Try these drool-worthy campfire cooking recipes, from quesadillas to dessert cones!

There are so many ways to celebrate summer nights. Whether you are going out with your closest gal pals, taking a romantic stroll on the beach, or simply lounging poolside with a cocktail hand, the season of sun and leisure gives us the ability to celebrate in new and creative ways. Or, for some it’s the perfect time to push aside every day responsibilities and celebrate like we used to in the days before full time jobs and overbearing pets.

If there’s anything that screams summer nights, it’s a roaring bonfire or friendly campfire. Let kids create their very own arrow skewers for a fun DIY idea they’ll really enjoy. And rather than just tossing a few logs and roasting marshmallows, make this childhood memory just a little bit sweeter by trying one of these drool-worthy campfire treats.


  • Campfire Quesadillas

    Meat and veggies covered in cheese and stuffed into a soft tortilla are the ultimate irresistible treat, no matter the time of year. This tantalizing recipe from Dirty Gourmet puts a campfire twist on this fan-favorite food.

  • Spider Sausages

    These hot dogs from Naptime Creations might be slightly terrifying or absolutely amazing – depending on how you look at it. Foods on a stick are a great way to eliminate mess – both while eating and when it comes time for cleanup!

  • Campfire Strawberries

    If summer to you means endless amounts of succulent strawberries, this recipe from Momables is going to make your mouth water. Such a simple combination of those juicy red berries and ooey gooey marshmallows make for an irresistible treat your taste buds will sing for.

  • Banana Boat

    Rather than simply eating a banana, use the skin to create campfire-worthy boats filled with ooey gooey marshmallows and chocolate. These banana boats are so fun and easy to make, and the kids will love finally having an excuse to play with their food!

  • Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

    Why use an oven when you have a roaring fire to create this amazing recipe from Whimsy Love?! All you need is a tube of cinnamon rolls and a stick – how fun!

  • Brownie Oranges

    Your daily dose of Vitamin C just got a little sweeter with this recipe from Lifehacker. Fill a gutted orange with brownie batter and be ready for your eyes and taste buds to be amazed!

  • S’mores with a Twist

    S’mores are pretty much the campfire staple, but if you’re looking for something with just a little bit extra oomph, put a spin on the traditional treat with one of these summer s’mores with a twist recipes.

  • Campfire Cones

    You might think ice cream cones have no business at a campfire, but think again: these underrated treats can be used to create your very own smorgasborg of flavors and grilled on the campfire. Make your own campfire cones like these from Come Together Kids for the ultimate heated treat.

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