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Top 3 campfire treats for the whole family

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Summer is the perfect time for camping, so get your teeth stuck into these perfect fireside desserts.

With summer in full swing, many families are camping in some of the UK’s most popular camp sites. Pitching tents, swimming, maybe even fishing are fun –but the real treat for you and the kids is tasty campfire desserts.

Campfire cones

Just like ice cream cones, campfire cones are a real treat. Use any type of waffle ice-cream cone and simply fill them up with your favourite sweets. Particularly delicious toppings include marshmallows, chocolate chips or Reese’s peanut butter cups. Try adding in some fruit in, like raspberries or strawberries, as well for a health kick. Once you’ve put all your treats in the cone, wrap it up in aluminium foil and cook over the fire for three to five minutes.

Banana boats

As a rule of thumb for banana boats, you want to create something melty, sweet and crunchy. Slice your banana longways down the middle and then add in your choice of filling (mash some of the banana on the sides to make more room if you need to). Popular fillings are milk chocolate, graham cracker, strawberries and mini-marshmallows. When you’re ready wrap your banana up in aluminium foil and cook over the fire for three to five minutes. For fun banana boat varieties check out here.


Of course, we can’t not have the classic campfire s’mores in our round-up. This is the ultimate campfire treat. The ingredients are simple and cooking time is minimal. All you need for this sticky-gooey treat are graham crackers, chocolate bars (white, milk or dark) and marshmallows. For the marshmallows, typically the larger size ones work best. Now it’s time to assemble your stack. Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, and then graham cracker. If you’re feeling adventurous double up your stacks and get ready for