These campfire cones don’t need to be wrapped in foil, and toasting over a fire isn’t necessary! Add toasted marshmallows, chocolate and hot fudge for a decadent campfire treat any time of the year!
Happy Monday, friends. As I’m writing this, I’m a bit exhausted. We spent Saturday up at the cabin swimming and playing around at the lake. We had to drive back home yet that night because yesterday I had to get my butt out of bed at 2:45 am to catch a very early morning flight to San Antonio for a conference.
I’m dragging a bit for sure, so, if you don’t mind, today’s post is going to be short and sweet. Are we good? Good.
So, if you’ve ever made campfire cones, you have probably wrapped the base of the cones in foil and roasted them in the fire that way. While, you’re guaranteed melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows, they often turn out too charred, a bit too sticky (especially when you’re around dirt and pine needles) and difficult to clean up after.
Today, I’m showing you a way to make campfire cones that allows you to enjoy the treat year round without the assistance of foil or a fire.
I LOVE toasting marshmallows under the broiler. I usually set my broiler on low and toast them about 3-4 minutes on one side and then flip them and do 1-2 minutes on the other side.They come out just perfect. Do you struggle with getting the perfect “toast” over a campfire, too? We’ve lost so many marshmallows to flare ups and slip offs. Who needs that? Not me for sure!
To make these Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Cones, I usually stuff one hot, gooey marshmallow into the cone as a base. Then I add some chocolate fudge or syrup. Drop in a few chocolate candies or morsels and then top the cone with two more hot toasted marshmallows. Oh. My.
So, the trick is to stuffing in all of the deliciousness before it has a chance to cool. . .at all. The best tip I can give to you for these treats is to build them while the marshmallows are piping hot. They will need to be to melt your chocolate pieces. Oh, and keep the chocolate pieces small. You’ll have better results for sure!
I love that you don’t have to wrap the cones. That step is so difficult when you have little ones. They want to grab the cones right off of the fire which is. not. good. Because these treats really do look like little ice cream cones, I drizzled some chocolate syrup over the top and added in some sprinkles. Of course, I did.
What you get is still a bit messy. 🙂 We’re talking about s’mores ice cream cones though, right?! If the old campfire cones are a bit sticky and leave behind a big gooey mess for your family, you need to try my version! Even though wet wipes are still recommended, you won’t need tongs or oven mitts for this easy treat!
- 4 toasted marshmallows, divided
- Sugar cone
- Assorted chocolate candies (I used Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis)
- Hot fudge or chocolate syrup
- Stick two marshmallows into the sugar cone while still hot.
- Drizzle in some of the hot fudge or chocolate syrup.
- Add a few chocolate candies.
- Stick another marshmallow into the cone while still hot.
- Top that marshmallow with one more marshmallow.