Campfire Pop Tart Toastie

Icing being piped with a plastic bag onto a cooked pop tart toastie.

Popular with kids, this campfire pop tart toastie makes a quick and easy breakfast while camping. At its simplest, this is a toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But, when toasted and topped with icing, it becomes a super breakfast treat!

This recipe uses a basic bread sandwich with peanut butter and jelly filling. After being toasted it is topped with the cliche icing squiggle from a plastic bag. Make sure to let the sandwich cool for a few minutes before eating, so you don’t burn your mouth with hot jelly.

Once the basic recipe is mastered it can be tweaked with anything your imagination can think up! Try swapping out the bread for raisin loaf, cinnamon bread, or even slices of cake. The jam can be swapped for your favorite flavors or try chocolate hazelnut spread instead of peanut butter.

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An open pie iron exposing the toastie inside, with the cooking campfire is in the background.
Crack open the pie iron to see if the toastie is golden brown before moving away from the campfire.
A campfire pop tart toastie is cut in half and served on a red checked napkin.
Once made, the pop tart toastie can be eaten whole or halved.
A square pie iron being held over campfire coals with the campfire flames in the background.
The pie iron creates the best results when cooked over moderate coals rather than too hot of flames, which will burn the outside and leave the inside cold.
A pie iron open next to a campfire exposing a smaller pop tart made with pound cake.
Cake can be used as a substitute for bread for those who have a sweet tooth.
Icing being piped with a plastic bag onto a cooked pop tart toastie.
The piped icing is a cliché element of a pop tart which can easily be achieved outdoors with a plastic bag.

Campfire Pop Tart Toastie Recipe

Icing being piped with a plastic bag onto a cooked pop tart toastie.
Popular with kids, this Campfire Pop Tart Toastie makes a quick and easy breakfast while camping.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
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  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar icing sugar
  • water as needed
  • 2 slices white bread
  • raspberry jam as needed
  • peanut butter as needed


  • square pie iron


  • Add the confectioners' sugar to a plastic bag along with a small amount of water; mix until smooth. Add more water if necessary, it is better to start off with not enough. Seal the bag and put it aside until needed.
  • Preheat the pie iron.
  • Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using the bread, raspberry jam, and peanut butter.
  • Toast the sandwich over the coals in the pie iron until golden brown on both sides, then carefully remove it from the pie iron.
  • Cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. Drizzle the icing back and forth to create a pattern reminiscent of commercial pop tarts. 
    Careful: Check the temperature of the jam in the center of the camping pop tart before eating so you don’t burn your mouth.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 247mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 61gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 131mgIron: 2mg

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