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Seven Camping Desserts Your Family Will Love

By Eric Olesen - 3rd generation owner

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Summer vacation is the perfect time to get back to nature, explore the woods and go camping with your family and friends.  Whether you choose to adventure in a tent or travel in an RV or camper, you are sure to relax and unwind, enjoy some fun activities and have a chance to get creative with rustic meals over the campfire.  Yet, while you are looking forward to these aspects of your trip, make sure you don’t forget to take along desserts for everyone to enjoy while you reminisce under the stars.  From classic S’mores to chocolate brownies and moist cakes, we’ve put together a mouth-watering selection of the best camping desserts that you can prepare in advance.

S'mores Kringle

Smores Kringle PastryA summer camping trip wouldn’t be complete without the sweet taste of chocolaty marshmallows and the crunch of graham crackers from the classic campfire dessert that is a S’more.  But when an open fire is not an option, our S’mores Kringle is the perfect way to deliver that yummy campfire goodness.  We create our Kringle with a sweet honey cracker filling and decadent chocolate before topping with creamy marshmallow icing, graham pieces and chocolate curls.  This popular summer treat will have you sitting back and relaxing to the sounds of satisfied campers.  You’ll just have to time your trip to get this one, as it’s part of our explorer’s series and only available in mid-July.  But here’s another camping trick - Kringle freeze great, so you can always keep it until cold until you around the soft flickering campfire glow!


While eclairs may not be your first thought when it comes to campfire desserts, they are the perfect indulgent treat to celebrate your first night under the stars.  These yummy treats also freeze well, so you can pack them in a cooler to defrost while you travel to your campsite.  We bake our crispy light pastry shells fresh, fill them with butter-sweetened custard cream, and top them off with smooth chocolate fudge.  The only downside is waiting until you have set up camp before you get to eating!

Maple Bourbon Banana Coffee Cake

Maple Bourbon Banana Coffee CakeWhen you need camping dessert ideas that are sure to be a treat for the grown-up camper, you can’t pass up our Maple Bourbon Banana Coffee Cake.  We create a satisfying dessert with our combination of pie crust, maple filling, homemade banana cake, a swirl of bourbon custard and buttery streusel.  And if you are really into an authentic experience, bring along a skillet and warm over the campfire for a summer treat.  Our large coffee cake has twelve servings — yet after one bite, you may just be tempted to go back for more!  Just don’t forget the ice cream!

Valhalla Brownies

You are sure to keep your campers happy after they bite into one of our decadent Valhalla Brownies.  You won’t need to worry about storing ice cream or whipping up cream in the wilderness, as our triple-layer chocolate fudge brownies come with our smooth caramel center and fudge or vanilla frosting on top for an extra taste of sweetness.  These brownies are ideal no-fuss camping treats that you can easily store in a container so everyone can help themselves.  These will turn your camping to a glamping experience in no time.

Peach Cobbler Kringle

Seasonally sweet fruit is the perfect ingredient for our Peach Cobbler Kringle and makes a delicious campfire dessert.  We layer butterscotch and cinnamon filling with peaches, then bake with a crunchy streusel for an easy portable treat.  You can cut the Kringle into individual serving sizes before your trip and transport in an airtight container for a fresh and flavorful late summer camping dessert.  Grab this one during August!

Cinnamon Seven Sisters Coffee Cake

Bringing this decadent dessert on your camping trip will feel worth the effort when you take a bite into the yummy blend of sweet cinnamon, smooth cream cheese and tender Danish pastry spirals.  We believe that camping is about being carefree and creating memories, so feel free to dive right in and use your hands to eat this sweet treat.  Just be sure to claim the middle roll ahead of time!

Copenhagen Crown Cake

Copenhagen Crown CakeSometimes the simple things in life are the best - which is why our vanilla and cream cheese Copenhagen Crown cake is an ideal take-along dessert for campers.  Not only can this versatile cake hold its shape while traveling, but you can cut a slice to the size you want without a need for plates, spoons or forks - just using your hands means no cleanup!  If you want to add some extra sweetness, add fresh fruit or drizzle the cake with caramel sauce.

Our talented bakers create the best camping desserts that are easy to transport and ready to eat when you get a sweet craving.  From crispy, buttery, flaky pastries with delicious homemade fillings to no-mess cakes that the kids can eat on the run, you can order your dessert from our bakery ahead of time for one less thing to organize.

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