Our All-Time Favorite Winter Camping Recipes

January 22, 2022by J. Mayleben

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about camping recipes! But with the pandemic, more are getting into camping. And doesn’t winter just screams of a bit campfire? Therefore, we decided to share our all-time favorite winter camping recipes with you. Of course, these are just basic recipes and you can customize them however you want!

winter camping recipe hot chocolate
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Camping Hot Chocolate


  • powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened powdered cocoa - 1 cup
  • powdered milk - 2½ cups
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (finely chopped or grinded)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup half & half (or heavy cream)
  • Large marshmallows


  1. Mix the powdered ingredients together before your camping trip and store it in a vacuum bag. That’s your chocolate mix.
  2. In a Dutch oven, mix 3 tbsp of the powdered mix with the liquid ingredients. Warm over the campfire.
  3. Wait until all chocolate chips are melted. Let simmer and roast a few large marshmallows.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate, put the marshmallows on top, and enjoy!
Smoked Dr. Pepper Ribs
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Smoked Dr. Pepper Ribs

Speaking of winter camping recipes, you can’t miss out on some hearty ribs! Our Dr. Pepper Ribs is an all-time favorite of our family and many of our friends. For the full recipe, click the headline above!


Old-School S’mores


  • Large marshmallows
  • Sticks or branches (to roast with)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar


  1. Take 2 pieces of Graham crackers. Put the chocolate bar on one piece.
  2. Roast the marshmallows to golden on the campfire.
  3. Place the marshmallow above the chocolate bar, press the other cracker down onto the top, and pull the stick out.
  4. Munch!
campfre chilli
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Classic Campfire Chilli


  • Grounded beef or turkey
  • Minced garlic
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • Sweet onion
  • Tomato sauce or ketchup
  • Chili beans or black beans
  • Chili seasoning
  • Liquid smoke
  • Fresh cilantro — if you’re okay with it!


  1. Brown the grounded meat on the fire in a dutch oven or pan.
  2. Add the seasonings, roasted tomatoes, and other ingredients. But fold in the beans in last.
  3. Put the lid on and let it simmer for at least an hour.
  4. Sprinkle in the cilantro. You can also add sour cream and shredded cheese in the end if you want.
mac and cheese winter camping recipes
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Campfire Mac and Cheese


  • 1 small box of elbow pasta
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and ground black pepper, according to your preference
  • Half stick butter
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar — you can mix up white and yellow cheddar
  • ½ cup grated parmesan


  1. Boil water in a large pot and add some salt to keep the freshness of your pasta.
  2. Cook the elbow pasta according to the directions on the box, drain.
  3. Make an aluminum pan. Add the cooked pasta, and all the other ingredients. 
  4. Cover with foil and cook over the fire for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid, stir, and top with grated parmesan.
breakfast skillet
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Campfire Breakfast Skillet


  • Frozen hashbrowns
  • Chopped sweet onion
  • Bacon and Sausage
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parsley


  1. Cook the bacon and sausages in a skillet first. Chop the cooked bacon and sausage into small pieces.
  2. Use the remaining bacon grease to brown the sweet onion and cook the frozen hashbrowns.
  3. Add seasonings, stir in the cooked bacon pieces and sausages.
  4. Dig holes in the skillet, and crack the eggs into these holes.
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and grated cheese over the eggs.
  6. Cover with foil. Cook for 8-12 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil. Dig in!


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