How To Make Basic Campfire Cones At Home

Chocolate s'more campfire cones

I’ve recently come back from a camping trip in Vancouver Island. Nothing beats beautiful mountains and gorgeous beaches. No wonder they call this place Beautiful British Columbia.

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a sucker for s’more. It’s one of my favorite things to make when camping. In fact, during the trip, I got the chance to make these amazing s’more campfire cones. 

But don’t let the name fool you. You can easily make them on a grill, right from the comfort of your backyard. I’ll show you how to do it in this article.

The Ingredients

To get your started, here are what you need:

  • Waffle or sugar cone (I like waffle cone better but either of them is fine)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Aluminum foil

Once you have everything, it’s time to make those campfire cones.

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1 – Wrap your cones in foil. Don’t forget to leave a bit extra at the top of the cones. I like to do this before adding the fillings. It’s easier than having to wrap a waffle cone full of marshmallows and chocolate chips (and what have you). 

Wrapping a waffle cone in tin foil

Step 2 – Fill the cones. I’d recommend putting the mini marshmallows first, then stuff chocolate chips as much as you want. The heat will melt the marshmallows down, making room for the other filling.

After you’re happy with your quantity, fold the extra foil to close the top of the cones. Make sure that it’s nice and tight. 

Stuffing and wrapping campfire cones

Step 3 – You can turn on your gas grill. Or you can start some charcoal using a chimney starter. If you have some leftover hot coals after a big cook, that’s even better. Save you on some fuel.

Simply place the foiled cones on the cooking grate over the fire. Give them a good 5 – 7 minutes. Don’t forget to turn occasionally.

Wrapped cones on a grill

Step 4 – Pick up the cones with a good pair of BBQ gloves. Carefully unwrap the cones. Then enjoy that gooey goodness.

Play Around With The Ingredients

Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips are a good place to start. But you shouldn’t stop there. You can always add whatever you can think of. 

It can be some macadamia nuts, some chopped fruits, or even peanut butter. Seriously, the sky’s the limit here. Just make sure that the cones have enough room for those. 

If it’s cold outside, you can even make these in the oven. It doesn’t have to be at a grill. They’re versatile that way.

I hope you like this easy and quick recipe. These campfire cones will make a killer dessert for any backyard gathering. And not only kids but also grown-ups will enjoy them.

Chocolate s'more campfire cones

Campfire Cones Recipe

Thinh Phan
If you like all things s'more like myself, you're going to love this simple yet delicious campfire cones recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal


  • 3 waffle cones
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • aluminum foil


  • Wrap the cones in foil. Leave a bit extra at the top.
  • Fill the cones. I'd recommend the marshmallows first then the chocolate chips.
  • Then close the top with that extra foil.
  • Turn on gas grill or start a charcoal grill. It's even better if you have some hot coals leftover.
  • Place the wrapped cones on the cooking grate. Give them a good 5 – 7 minutes. Don't forget to turn occasionally.
Keyword campfire cones
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Thinh Phan

Thinh Phan

Thinh Phan is a barbecue enthusiast who fires up his grill regularly, at least 3 times a week. Combining the experience and his passion for outdoor cooking, he put together where he shares recipe ideas along with his knowledge of grilling and barbecuing techniques.

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