Campfire Sugar Cone S’mores

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How to make yummy campfire sugar cone s'mores. All you need are ice cream cones, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows for this easy camping recipe!

Every time we go camping, I always pack ingredients for s'mores. While graham crackers, chocolate, and mini marshmallows are always in our snack box, I have a feeling campfire cones will be too.

sugar cone s'mores with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows

Ice cream cone s'mores and banana boats s'mores are the easiest things I've ever made. The trick is to pack them as full of chocolate chips and marshmallows as you possibly can.

You can use any kind of chocolate you want, but Ghirardelli chocolate chips are the best and my absolute favorite for making s'mores, chocolate chip cookies, and more. They really do make the best s'mores with kids.

Instead of sugar cones, you can also make waffle cone s'mores with waffle cones. I know my kids love this because the cones are slightly bigger than a regular sugar cone.

What I really love about s'mores cones is there's less mess. Everything squishes down in the cone, you warm it up over the fire or the grill, and then eat it like an ice cream cone. 

Another less messy way to make s'mores is to make s'mores dip, and it's another family favorite when we're camping. It's pretty much a dump and cook dessert.

Also, did you know there is a National S'mores Day? Sure enough, every August 10th, you have an especially good reason to make these lovelies.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my s'mores making tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the sugar cone s'mores recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

melted marshmallows and chocolate chips in sugar cones for campfire sugar cone s'mores recipe

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED FOR S'MORES CONES:

Remember, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

ingredients for campfire s'mores recipe, including sugar cones, Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows on a cutting board

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Grill OR Dutch Oven with Tripod – You need a way to cook your sugar cone s'mores.

Aluminum Foil – You'll need to wrap your cones in foil before cooking.

Tongs – A good pair of tongs will save your fingers.

HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM CONE S'MORES

First things first, you'll need either a campfire or a heated grill. Before you start filling the cones, either get a fire going or heat up the grill.

Then you're ready to assemble your sugar cone s'mores…

  1. Layer chocolate chips in the bottom of a sugar cone.
chocolate chips layered in sugar cone for s'mores cones
  1. Alternate layering mini marshmallows with chocolate chips in a few layers until your ice cream cone is full. 
mini marshmallows layered with chocolate chips in an ice cream cone for s'mores cones recipe
  1. Squish and fill each cone as full as possible. 
  2. Wrap each sugar cone s'more in aluminum foil. Make sure it's completely covered. 
wrapping campfire cones s'mores in aluminum foil for grilling
  1. Add the wrapped cones to a warm grill, or place over the fire (try to keep it somewhat above the fire, maybe using a tripod with a Dutch oven). If you want to put it directly in the fire, try to put it over hot coals rather than over open flame. 
  2. Allow the s'mores to cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.
grilling ice cream cone s'mores on a charcoal grill
  1. Using a pair of tongs, remove each s'more from the fire or grill, and carefully unwrap the foil; be careful, it's hot! Watch the marshmallow, especially, as you unwrap, so you don't get burnt. 
melted sugar cone s'mores sitting on foil cooling before eating
  1. Allow it to cool for a few minutes; then dig in and enjoy!

S'more campfire cones are so yummy! Everything's layered just so, and it all melts together into one chocolaty, gooey, delicious dessert with a crunch.

bite out of sugar cone s'more with melted chocolate and marshmallow

ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENT OPTIONS

When it comes to what you layer inside your cone s'mores, there is no end to the possibilities. Let your imagination get to work.

Here are a few ideas to get you started…

  • Before you ever start to layer the chocolate and marshmallows, line your cone with peanut butter or marshmallow cream. Sometimes you can even find flavored marshmallow creams like strawberry marshmallow cream.
  • I love using semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can also use pieces of chocolate bars, Rolos, and mini peanut butter cups.
  • In addition to chocolate chips, add white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, and caramel chips.
  • Add candies like M&M's, peanut butter M&M's, and toffee bits.
  • Add in peanuts or crushed up almonds for a little extra crunch.
  • Add fresh fruit like sliced bananas or chunks of strawberries.
sugar cone s'mores after cooking on the grill, holding s'more in hand

CAN I MAKE THESE S'MORES AT HOME?

Yes, you absolutely can make these in both the microwave or the oven.

MICROWAVE ICE CREAM CONE S'MORES:

  1. Layer all the ingredients, just as above, inside the cone.
  2. Do NOT use aluminum foil in the microwave. Instead lay the cone on a microwave-safe dish, and cook in 15-second intervals 'til everything is almost melted inside the cone.
  3. Allow your s'more to cool for a few minutes, and then it'll be ready to serve. Be careful because it will be hot!

OVEN ICE CREAM CONE S'MORES:

  1. Again, layer all the ingredients, just as above, inside the cone.
  2. This time you can use aluminum foil. So, wrap each filled sugar cone in aluminum foil. Make sure it's completely covered.
  3. Add the wrapped cones to a cookie sheet or straight onto the oven rack, and cook at 350° F for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Using a pair of tongs, remove each s'more from the oven, and carefully unwrap the foil; be careful, it's hot! Watch the marshmallow, especially, as you unwrap, so you don't get burnt. 
  5. Allow it to cool for a few minutes; then dig in and enjoy!

Sugar cone s'mores are so fun and so easy to make. Your kids will LOVE making these fun desserts while camping, while indoors on a rainy day, or while enjoying a backyard campfire or cookout.

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Yield: 4 servings

Campfire Sugar Cone S'mores

sugar cone s'mores with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows

How to make yummy campfire s’mores in an ice cream cone. All you need are sugar cones, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows for this easy camping recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 4 whole ice cream cones, (sugar cones or waffle cones)

Instructions

  1. Start a campfire or heat up the grill.
  2. Layer chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in the sugar cones, adding a few layers until your cones are as full as possible.
  3. Wrap your sugar cone s'mores separately in aluminum foil. Make sure each one is completely covered.
  4. Add your s'mores to a warm grill, or place them over the fire*. 
  5. Allow the s'mores to cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Using a pair of tongs, remove your s'mores from the fire or grill, and carefully unwrap the foil; be careful, it's hot! Watch the marshmallow, especially, as you unwrap the foil, so you don't get burnt.
  7. You can let it cool for a few minutes, then dig in and enjoy! 

Notes

*Try to keep your s'mores somewhat above the fire, maybe using a tripod with a Dutch oven. If you want to put them directly in the fire, try to put them on hot coals rather than open flame.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

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