Campfire cones are a mess-free alternative to the classic camping treat! Prep them in just a few minutes and enjoy with family and friends.
Stuffing an ice cream cone with smore filling may seem a little strange, but trust me, you will never make s’mores the old way again!
Not only is it less messy to eat, but everything is melted evenly and toasted to perfection.
Plus, you can prep them ahead of time and toss them on the coals instead of doling out all of the components separately.
Once they’ve been devoured, just toss the wrapper for easy clean up.
No fire pit? No problem! Capture all of the flavor of these campfire desserts with air fryer hand pies, this gooey s’mores dip or Crockpot Smores Candy. They can all be made right in your kitchen, no flames required.
How To Make Campfire Cones
These require a little bit of finesse but are really quite simple to put together.
Combine the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers pieces in a bowl, then stuff each ice cream cone smore with the filling.
Seal them individually in foil, then place on top of the hot coals away from the flames. Be sure to turn them frequently so everything melts evenly.
Once they’re done, allow them to cool before removing the foil so you don’t burn your fingers.
Other Flavor Varieties
Get creative with your fillings or set up a do-it-yourself station so everyone can customize their own campfire desserts!
- Swap out the candy: Chopped up Reeses cups, Rolos, or even Andes mints add a little extra flair. Or, replace half of the Hershey bars with caramel bits.
- Add a spread: Line the inside of the cone with a thin layer of peanut butter, hazelnut spread, or cookie butter before stuffing.
- Drizzle the top: My homemade caramel sauce or chocolate syrup makes these campfire desserts extra indulgent.
- Include some fruit: Fresh berries or banana slices add extra sweetness, and you can even use them in place of the chocolate if you’d like!
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FAQ – Common Recipe Questions
Can I use a different kind of ice cream cone for smores?
Any variety of sugar cone should work, but stay away from wafer style cones. They aren’t as sturdy and may burst or disintegrate in the process.
How far in advance can I prep these?
I recommend the day before at most, just so nothing becomes stale. Stack them in a sturdy container so they don’t get crushed and keep them in a cool place so the chocolate doesn’t melt ahead of time.
Can I make campfire cones without a campfire?
Absolutely! I’ve also made these on a propane-style outdoor fire pit with great success.
If you don’t have any open fire options, you can also bake them in the oven at 350°F for 4-6 minutes. This is a great alternative for when you have a lot of little ones around or want to make a larger batch.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
Smores Campfire Cones
- 6 waffle cones
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 graham crackers, broken into pieces
- 1.55 ounce Hershey bars, broken into pieces
- Make a campfire with lots of hot coats.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the marshmallows, crackers, and chocolate.
- Stuff the marshmallows in the cones.
- Wrap the cones up with alumni foil, making sure it’s completely sealed.
- Push some of the coals away from the direct flames, place the cones on the coals. Turn the cones every minute. They will be fully cooked after 4-6 minutes.
- Carefully remove them from the fire and allow them to cook enough to be able to unwrap the foil.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published May 2021
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