Nothing will help you to win friends and influence people quite like a little something sweet after a hard day’s paddling. If you master the art of the campfire dessert, you will never have to eat a meal alone. Here are some easy ones to get you started.

Campfire Smores in a Cone

  • 6 Ice cream cones
  • ½ Cup chocolate chips
  • ½ Cup mini marshmallows
  • Foil

Take the ice cream cones and sprinkle a layer of chocolate chips in the bottom. Cover with a layer of mini marshmallows. Continue to layer chocolate chips and marshmallows until the cone is full. Now wrap in foil and cook over the coals for 3-5 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted.

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Peach Cobbler

  • 4 Peaches halved and pitted
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 Tsp. butter
  • 4 Tsp. oats
  • Foil

Place the peach halves on the foil and top with butter and oats. Sprinkle brown sugar on the top. Wrap and place on the hot coals for 10-15 minutes until peaches are cooked through.

Tip: For a more decadent dessert, add chocolate chips, nuts or substitute granola for the oats.

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Banana Boats

  • 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 tsp. chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp. marshmallows
  • Foil

Lay out a sheet of foil and place a banana on the foil. Slice the banana along the inside curve, leaving about an inch on both sides uncut. Spoon in the teaspoon of chocolate chip and top with a tablespoon of marshmallow. Fold the sides of the foil up around the banana so it can stay upright; leave the top part exposed so the marshmallows can brown. Cook for 10 minutes on the coals.

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