Campfire Recipe: S’more Cookies

Ok, I learned a long time ago to have an easy treat premade for the first night at camp. For my children, this was a reward for a job well done when it comes to setting up camp without complaint. While I had situations where I cooked a cobbler or something like that as a treat for our first night, I have found that it is easier to have a half and half type of dessert planned out. What do I mean by this? Well, what I have learned is that it is easier to halfway prepare the dessert at home and then finish it up when I get to camp. This recipe uses this concept. Yes, you can bake the cooks at camp; the recipe below assumes that the cookies are already baked. While I love to make cookies from scratch, I have also found that it is easier to use the slice and bake kind to save time and energy. But regardless of how you want to prepare your cookies, this recipe is one that you will keep coming back to and making it your own through the use of different cookie flavors and toppings.

Campfire Recipe:  S’more Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies baked at home

Chocolate chips or chocolate syrup

Small marshmallows

Crushed graham crackers



  1. Build a fire to prepare the coals.
  2. If using chocolate chips, fill a small Dutch oven with a small amount of water.
  3. Place grilling rack on top of fire.
  4. Put the small Dutch oven on top of grilling rack and bring water to a boil.
  5. In a small glass bowl, add the chocolate chips.
  6. While you are waiting for the water to boil, place crushed graham crackers in a bowl or on a plate.
  7. Once the water comes to a boil, remove the small Dutch oven from the grilling rack. Place the small glass bowl inside. In this step, what you are creating is a double boiler.
  8. Stir the chocolate chips until they are melted.
  9. Dip half of your chocolate chip cookie in the melted chocolate and then in the crushed graham crackers. Please note:  if you are using chocolate syrup simply pour some in a bowl and repeat the process described previously.
  10. Stir the fire so that you just have hot coals.
  11. Place the grilling rack above these hot coals.
  12. Put your prepared chocolate chip cookies on top. Add marshmallows to the half without chocolate.
  13. Allow the cookies to sit on the grilling rack until the marshmallows have melted.

 Once the marshmallows have melted, gently remove from the grilling rack and let sit for a few minutes before serving.