Camp Cook Guide - Ten-Minute Tinfoil Desserts

Ten-Minute Tinfoil Desserts

It’s cozy campfire season and that means it’s time for warm desserts that melt on your plate and in your mouth! We love a sweet treat around the campfire, but don’t love the cleanup. That’s why we created three craveable ten-minute tinfoil desserts.

S’more Monkey Bread

These ooey-gooey s’more morsels are the perfect sharing dessert around the campfire.


  • Tinfoil
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula or knife
  • Tongs


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (regular sugar works too!)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 can biscuits
  • 6 Tbsp cold salted butter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Graham crackers


  • Tear two large sheets of tinfoil and grease them with butter (or cooking spray).
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cut the biscuits into fourths and roll them in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Divide the biscuit pieces between the two foil sheets.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and drop those delightful dollops onto the biscuits. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on the biscuits and butter.
  • Top the biscuits with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and crushed graham crackers.
  • Gather the foil on the sides and pinch it closed at the top like a dumpling.
  • Cook on a grate over a hot fire for approximately 10 minutes or over a camping stove for 15 minutes rotating the foil once or twice during cooking for an even bake (the biscuits will be golden brown when finished).
  • Use the tongs to carefully grab the monkey bread from the fire. Open up that ooey-gooey packet of goodness and enjoy! 

Campfire Apple Crisp

These apple crisps are so easy to make and  taste like holiday pie!


  • Tinfoil
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cooking knife or metal spoon
  • Tongs


  • Three apples (tart apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp taste best)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (regular sugar works too)
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp cold salted butter
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Quick oats or crushed graham crackers
  • Canned whip cream


  • Tear three large sheets of tinfoil.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes.
  • Core the apples from the top with a knife or spoon keeping the apple whole and only removing the stem and core. You can also slice the apples and divide them between the foil sheets if you prefer.
  • Fill the cored apples with the cinnamon sugar and butter cubes (evenly divided between the three apples).
  • Top the apples with nuts and oats or graham cracker crumbles.
  • Wrap the apples in foil and cook them over a campfire or stove for 10-20 minutes (depending on your preference). You can also place the foil directly in warm coals.
  • Use the tongs to carefully remove the apples from the fire. Top your apple crisps with a generous dollop of whip cream and enjoy!

Toasted Banana Split

Nostalgic for a banana split? These toasted banana splits will bring you right back to summer camp!


  • Tinfoil
  • Knife
  • Tongs


  • Ripe bananas
  • Milk chocolate bar broken into pieces
  • Mini marshmallows (or regular mallows cut into pieces)
  • Peanut butter (optional)
  • Caramel sundae syrup (optional)
  • Canned whip cream


  • With the banana still in its peel, slice the banana lengthwise without cutting it entirely in two.
  • Squish both ends of the banana in the peel to open the center.
  • Fill the center with marshmallows, chocolate, and peanut butter.
  • Wrap the bananas in foil and place them on hot coals or over a fire or camping stove for about five minutes.
  • Remove your gooey banana boat from the fire with tongs and top it with caramel sundae syrup and whipped cream!

What are your go-to camping desserts? We’d love to know your recipe! Just tag us or drop the recipe below.

In the meantime, we hope you try these easy camping desserts and enjoy them as much as we do!

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