At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Any Chocoholics out there? These 5 chocolate camping recipes should do the trick next time you have a sweet craving by the campfire. Enjoy!

Fireside Fudge

  • 1 cup Nestle Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup granola cereal

Combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and water in a pan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Once the chocolate chips are melted, remove from heat. Pour the mix into an 8-inch square pan, lined with foil. Sprinkle granola over the top and let cool. Let the fudge sit and firm for about an hour and then cut into 1-inch squares.

Dutch Oven Cherry Chocolate Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 16 oz can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 12 oz can of Sprite

Combine cake mix, pie filling, and Sprite in a Dutch oven. Mix until blended. Cover the Dutch oven and set over hot coals, placing a few coals on top of the lid. Let the cake cook for about 15-20 minutes.

So, we tried this recipe last time we were camping. Here is our take:

Our verdict: 1 out of 5 sporks.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Wraps

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on each tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on half of each tortilla. Roll up and wrap each tortilla in foil and seal tightly. Grill over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Unwrap and eat.

Chocolate Fondue

  • 2 large bags semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup liqueur. Take your pick. I like orange

Melt ingredients over fire in small sauce pan. Stir until melted to avoid burning. Almost anything tastes good dipped in chocolate but here are a few suggestions: dried fruit, popcorn, chocolate bar (!), potato chips, pretzels, fresh fruit, marshmallows, etcetera.

Adult Hot Chocolate

Nothing tops an evening around the fire like a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Especially if it’s warmed with a dash of cayenne pepper and some tequila. That’s my kind of hot chocolate.

  • 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 6 oz water
  • 4 oz tequila
  • ¼ oz agave nectar
  • dash of cayenne powder
  • 1 marshmallow

Combine hot cocoa and cayenne with water, and heat until warm. Add the tequila and agave nectar to a mug with the hot cocoa. Top with a marshmallow and a dash of cayenne.

What’s your chocolate of choice when camping?

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  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Sarah is The Dyrt's Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.