Campfire Cones Are The Perfect Dessert For Celebrating Summer

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S’mores are a classic campfire treat. But as delicious as these little handheld desserts are, they can be sticky, unwieldy and all-around problematic, especially for little hands.

But there is some good news for all the s’more lovers out there! You can enjoy all of your favorite s’mores flavors without getting sticky marshmallows and melted chocolate all over your hands.

Enter campfire cones, which combine everything you love about s’mores with the convenience of an ice cream cone.


Plus, they’re just darn delicious, and there are so many different possibilities for flavor variations.

At The Girl Who Ate Everything, Jessica offers many recipe options for crafting your campfire cones.She recommends filling waffle cones with toppings like M&Ms, peanut butter cups and fresh sliced fruit, like bananas and strawberries.

Then, take the filled cone, wrap it in foil and toss it into your campfire (in the coals, not directly in the flames!) for up to five minutes.

This makes it nice and melty, so all your fillings come together to get create an ooey-gooey dessert that doesn’t get your fingers messy.

The Girl Who Ate Everything

If you aren’t camping, have no fear. You can still enjoy this awesome and kid-friendly recipe. Just turn your oven to 350-400 degrees, and let the cones cook for 5-7 minutes.

How fun would this be to try out the next time one of your kids has a sleepover? Or, let’s be real, the next time you have the television to yourself and want to make a delicious treat.

You can also get really creative with your campfire cone fillings. Princess Pinky Girl uses caramel sauce and Rolos, and the stickiness of the melted caramel really helps to hold everything together nicely (not to mention that it tastes delicious!).

Princess Pinky Girl

But you could also use hot fudge sauce or marshmallow sundae sauce to really give it an authentic s’mores flavor.

Once the cone comes out of the campfire (or oven), crumble up some graham crackers and sprinkle them on top. Or try different cone flavors, such as a chocolate waffle cone or a fudge-dipped cake cone (like this option from Keebler). Yum!

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For the real s’mores fanatic, there is no shortage of inventive takes on the classic recipe.

For example, try swapping out the traditional graham crackers for chocolate chip biscuits and fix yourself a rich, bready treat.

You can find the recipe over at Sugar and Charm.

Sugar and Charm

Or whip up a batch of s’mores-inspired cookies with all the flavor of the classic dessert — plus the addition of peanut butter.

The bloggers over at Like Mother Like Daughter figured out this indulgent recipe that hits all the right notes by combining chocolate, graham crackers, peanut butter and marshmallow.

Like Mother Like Daughter

Another spin on the old recipe mixes together s’mores with another beloved childhood sweet: rice krispie treats!

Sally’s Baking Addiction has the directions for making s’mores rice krispie treats, with all the deliciousness of both desserts.

Once they’re mixed together and cooled, these babies are perfect for snacking on during the summertime months.

Sally's Baking Addiction

You can also try your hand at combining the campfire vibe with some fairgrounds charm with this ultra-decadent recipe for deep-fried s’mores. Yes, you read that correctly: deep-fried s’mores.

In this recipe by Pretty Prudent, the critical step is to wrap up your s’mores in foil and freeze them for at least an hour to make sure the center holds up against the hot oil when it comes time to deep-fry these bites of wonder.

Pretty Prudent

What’s your favorite spin on the classic s’mores treat?