Valentine’s Dessert Recipes for Your Romantic Camping Micro-Escape

5 easy campfire recipes for a romantic Valentine's micro-escape

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Feeling a lil romantic this Valentine’s Day? Do you want to take your favourite person out for a romantic camping micro-escape?

Well, there’s nothing micro about a Luno Car Camping Setup except maybe the footprint in your boot. More room for snacks. Throw in the window screens and privacy curtain for perfect solitude with your Valentine (or Galentine!).

You’ve dinner covered, but what about dessert (arguably the most important meal of the day)? You want dessert to impress, preferably with four ingredients or less and a step above a toasted marshmallow (not that there’s anything wrong with that).


Chocolate Marshmallow Dipped Strawbs

Marshmallow fluff (you can get it from Coles or Woolies)

1. Wash and dry strawberries
2. Dip strawberries in fluff
3. Carefully toast the fluff side over a fire
4. Enjoy!

Campfire Pies

Sliced bread or brioche
Butter or marge
Cooking spray
Raspberries (or berry of choice)
Nutella (or chocolate spread of choice)
Campfire jaffle iron


  1. Spray your jaffle iron lightly with cooking spray
  2. Butter two slices of bread/brioche
  3. Place one slice into the jaffle iron, butter side down
  4. Spread Nutella generously 
  5. Pop on some raspberries
  6. Top with the second slice of buttered bread, with the butter side out
  7. Close and place the jaffle iron directly on the hot coals of your fire
  8. Cook for around 3 – 4 minutes while rotating
  9. Carefully open the cooker without burning yourself
  10. Remove the sandwich and try not to burn your mouth on molten Nutella. Top with whipped cream 

Aussie S’mores 

Marshmallows (Pascall are the favourite at Off-Grid HQ but you can get dedicated giant roasting marshmallows)
Choccie digestives or Belmont Palazzo biscuits (Aldi) 

1. Toast marshmallow 
2. Squish between two biscuits 
3. That’s it, there is no other step.

Banana Boats


Your filling of choice: Off-Grid HQs favourite is Maltesers, but you can use anything small enough to fit inside a banana: chocolates, berries, mini marshmallows, Fantales, anything!
Tin foil

1. Slice banana lengthwise 
2. Stuff bananas with your goodies 
3. Wrap in foil and place in coals or edge of a campfire
4. Remove from campfire, open foil and let cool for a bit

5. Eat up


Okay we know this isn't technically dessert...
but hear us out

Cheese Board

Slap on a double brie, crumbly cheddar a blue or a Jarlesberg on a plate or a board. Top it off with some grapes, dried apricots and almonds, honey or pear slices. 
You can make it as fancy, or not fancy as you like with artisan flatbread, wafers or fig and sunflower seed crackers or just keep it simple with some rice crackers. 

There’s nothing better than a trio of cheeses to end the night, even better if accompanied by some sparkling or port.


and where will you spend your romantic camping micro-escape this Valentine’s Day?