It's Time to Give S'mores a Much-Needed Break

Make these campfire treats instead!

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Food Network Kitchen’s Camping Toasted Marshmallow Cereal Treats.

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Matt Armendariz

There’s always room for dessert — even in the great outdoors. Before you head out for your next adventure, make sure you pack the ingredients for these sweet, campfire treats.

If you ask us, one should always travel with a reusable bag on hand — it’s key for making these walk-and-snack cereal treats. Simply drop in your favorite cereal with a little bit of butter, then add toasted marshmallows and shape with your hands until perfect. Bonus? You can mix in whatever toppings you have available (like chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, dried fruit and more).



Food Network Kitchens Classic S'mores

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You knew this was coming — after all, what’s a campfire without s’mores? There are a million ways to customize your s’more (fruit and peanut butter are just a few options), so don’t be afraid to get creative.

Food Network Kitchen’s Orange Peel Campfire Brownies.

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Matt Armendariz

Who says you need to bake brownies in the oven? Prepare the dry batter before your camping trip, then pack it with eggs, oranges and vegetable oil. When the sweet tooth hits you, mix the batter with the wet ingredients, squeeze into a hollowed-out orange, wrap in foil and toast over the fire. You’ll have a perfectly gooey brownie in less than half an hour!

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Matt Armendariz

Yes, s’mores are great — but they can be made even better. Replace graham crackers with Oreo cookies and you’ll see what we mean.

Food Network Kitchen’s Campfire Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fondue.

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Matt Armendariz

Fondue, meet the great outdoors. Though it sounds complicated, making your own fondue is incredibly easy. Just pack a saucepan, add chocolate bars and a jar of dulce de leche and stir over the fire until the dip is smooth and melted. Serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy.

Ok, we’ll admit it — not all campfire desserts need to be full of chocolate. If you prefer your sweet stuff on the fruity side, Alton’s dessert is the perfect choice. He cooks apricots and plums in a foil pouch with crushed gingersnaps, some lime juice and a dash of brandy. Serving with vanilla ice cream is optional (but really, why wouldn’t you?).

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