What do you crave after a long hike or a big day of climbing? Is it something sweet? Outdoor activity can leave you craving sugar to replace all those calories you just burned. And bringing a Dutch oven on for your camping trip means you can whip up some truly satisfying treats.
Whether you're rewarding yourself after active day or just jonesing for dessert after a campfire dinner, the Dutch oven is a magic maker when it comes to making fresh, hot, and gooey treats.
Here are 6 decadent desserts you can make with your Primus stove and a Dutch oven.
1. Monkey Bread
Carbo-load the sweet way with a batch of chewy, sticky, and oh-so decadent monkey bread. Made with Pillsbury crescent rolls, they're convenient to make and to bring along in those practically indestructible tubes.
For a little extra deliciousness, try wrapping a Hershey's chocolate kiss inside of each biscuit. Mind blown? It will be.
Try this recipe from Taste of Home.
2. Apple Pie
Believe it or not, you can cook an entire apple pie right in your Dutch oven. It's really not as complicated as it sounds. Apple pie is a perfect autumnal treat that celebrates the abundance of the season. If apple picking is part of your camping excursion, even better!
Check out the apple pie recipe from Montana Homesteader.
3. Cinnamon Rolls
Is there any better smell to wake up to in the morning than fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls? Why, no -- no there isn’t.
Check out MyRecipes for our all-time favorite take on Dutch oven cinnamon rolls.
4. S’mores Popcorn
A creative spin on a yummy camping classic, s’mores popcorn only takes a few minutes to make and will surely take care of those nagging sweet and salty cravings. Also, its a great snack to bag up for the next day's hike.
Combine two crave-worthy snacks with this Giada de Laurentiis favorite.
5. Baked Apples
The only item on our list that truly is ‘guilt-free’! Enjoy these sweet treats either when the sun’s going down or when the sun’s coming up. They're a healthy breakfast, any-time snack, or dessert.
Get those apples baking with this recipe provided by Scouting.
If you’re in charge of the dessert for your next camping trip, why not keep things simple? A batch of this crowd favorite is easy to make in the Dutch oven, and even easier to finish. You can mix things up by adding nuts, coconut flakes, or a fudge topping.
Get the chocolatey recipe from Genius Kitchen.