Camping Dessert: Campfire Sweet Rolls

REI Staff|Published January 14, 2022

Campworthy hosts cooking sweet rolls

This recipe, submitted by Jen of Bay City, Michigan, is simple but delicious. When making these campfire sweet rolls, remember Jen's pro tip: "Do yourself a favor and use *real* whipped cream, then properly eat yourself into a food coma. It's a survival technique when my family insists we camp."

Campfire Sweet Rolls


  • Butter or non-stick spray
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Your choice of toppings: whipped cream, jam, hazelnut spread, frosting, pudding, anything goes!


  • Roasting stick
  • Aluminum foil


Step 1

Wrap the end of the roasting stick in foil and spray with non-stick spray (or rub with butter). This will create the hole for all of the delicious fillings that you'll later add.

Step 2

Wrap the dough of one crescent roll around your stick, making sure to close off the end. This is tricky. Kids might need some additional help.

Step 3

Roast slowly so the dough evenly cooks on all sides. Coals closest to the ground are usually a good spot. It will take much longer to roast a crescent roll than it will a marshmallow.

Step 4

When the roll is golden brown, fill the hole with anything you like.