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One of the best parts about camping is the food! So therefore planning and preparing all the camping meals and tasty treats is part of the ultimate camping experience. So if your looking for some awesome Dutch oven desserts, I am here to help! These delicious desserts are easy and cook right at the campsite with a trusty Dutch oven. From fruits to chocolate and all things in between, here is a list of 25 easy Dutch oven dessert recipes perfect for your next outdoor adventure.
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What is a Dutch Oven?
A Dutch oven is a thick walled casserole dish or cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. There are both home (indoor – red one above) and camping (outdoor – black one above) Dutch ovens. The outdoor, camping Dutch oven is the style you want for outdoor cooking. It has legs to stand on so hot coals can be placed underneath for cooking or placed over a campfire.
Dutch Oven Cooking Tips
Cooking with a Dutch oven can be a little tricky the first time or two. But the good news is, with a little practice you will be making the best camping dessert recipes in no time. So here are a few tips to help you bake with a Dutch Oven.
Dutch ovens come in a variety of sizes. Verify your equipment size vs recipe requirements
Baking with a Dutch oven is not an exact science so check the progress about 3/4 way
For an oven temperature of 350°F. You will need about 21 charcoals
Using parchment paper is helpful to remove the baked goods
Skewers can help to create a slight gap with the lid to allow the steam to release from the oven
Helpful Cooking Supplies
Using the proper equipment makes for a more successful outcome! So these are some suggested items to have the most success cooking with a Dutch oven.
This easy camping dessert is a blend of s'mores meets banana split. Its quick, easy and delicious. Just fill halved bananas with chocolate chips, marshmallows, nuts or other favorite goodies. Wrap them in foil and cook in the Dutch oven or on an open fire. And you'l have a bunch of happy campers in no time.
While this recipe calls for making homemade cinnamon rolls, there is the option of pre-made cinnamon rolls too. You can cook this in a dutch oven or pie iron. Its such a good treat and the whole family will love this dutch oven cinnamon roll recipe for breakfast or dessert.
Looking for an easy dessert to use up those ripe summer peaches? If yes, then add this Dutch oven peach cobbler recipe to your summer bucket list. This delicious dutch oven recipe will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen, so give it a try! And you can actually make it with fresh or canned peaches.
This easy recipe can be made year round with canned pineapples. It's a delicious blend of pineapple slices, cherries, brown sugar and yellow cake batter. Cooked to a moist perfection, you cant' go wrong with this delicious and simple recipe.
With only three simple ingredients, this easy recipe puts a little twist on a good s'mores recipe. It is a gooey mixture of chocolate and marshmallows cooked in Dutch oven with graham crackers or biscotti cookies for dipping. You can use regular or mini marshmallows. And Its a great idea if you want classic s'mores but just a little different.
This Dutch chocolate cake will have you coming back for seconds with a rich gooey chocolate center. This is sure to satisfy most campers sweet tooth. Some of the dry ingredients can be prepped ahead of time, so its easy to put together at the end of a long day. Serve with a little ice cream or whipped cream for a delicious treat.
This delicious recipe can be made with a Dutch oven or a stove top oven. It is a perfect blend of sweet blueberries and a biscuit crust topped with whipped cream. And such a great summer campfire dessert to make on your next camping trip.
While this recipe uses a skillet, you can also use a pie iron or wrap the quesadilla in foil and place over a campfire or dutch oven. It's a great warm and gooey blend of Nutella and banana to try on your next trip.
This delicious recipe uses a cast iron pan, but could easily be modified to also use a dutch oven. Pecan pie always makes we think of fall and Thanksgiving. This would be the perfect dessert to add to your list of favorite camping holiday desserts.
A classic dessert with a little campfire twist. These campfire Rice Krispie treats put a fun spin on this childhood dessert. So, If you like sweet, charred and smoky, this might be one of your new favorite recipes.
Made with fresh or frozen berries, this dessert can be enjoyed all year long. Topped with vanilla ice cream and lemon zest for the perfect camping dessert. Dutch oven deserts don't get much easier than this.
While not exactly a Dutch oven dessert, it still made the list. These fun and portable camping treat are made with just a few ingredients and can be served in 10 minutes. This recipe is both easy to make and tastes great!
Looking for a great way to use that stale bread? Check out this classic bread pudding recipe. However, fresh bread works too and Brioche is best. This perfect Dutch oven recipe is simple and delicious and definitely a crowd pleaser.
A fun way to put on a twist on traditional s'mores. Brownie batter topped with marshmallows and graham cracker and then cooked in the Dutch oven. These dutch oven brownies are an all time favorite ooey, gooey treat!
While this recipe just uses hot coals for cooking, you can also use a Dutch oven. These sweet treats have a unique presentation with mini cakes inside hollowed-out oranges. You can also serve with frosting on the top. So if you like oranges and chocolate, this one is for you!
What's better than a warm giant chocolate chip cookie? Not much, and best of all, it can be made at home so at the campsite all you have to do is cook! This no mess dessert is perfect for your next campout.
This Dutch oven recipe looks like Bananas Foster meets Banana Bread and make a Banana Cake. Make sure not to slice the bananas too thin so they stay intact while baking. It's a banana lovers dream recipe.
Another fun spin on classic smores is this Dutch oven S'mores Cake. It's really a no bake dessert, as you use a pre-made Angel food cake and then combine and heat in the Dutch oven. So, for a fast, no bake dessert, this is the one!
This Dutch oven chocolate cake with peanut butter cups and Reese's pieces will satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth. Easy to make and bake with only a blend of 6 simple ingredients. Always a favorite for those who love chocolate and peanut butter.
Ready to start making Dutch oven dessert recipes?
And there you have it! 25 Easy Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes For Camping. I hope you enjoy these recipes and find a few to make on your next camping adventure. And as always, if you LIKE this post, please COMMENT and SHARE with friends who like to camp and cook too!