Campfire Tarts


Let me paint you a picture…

It’s a nice, {slightly chilly} fall evening, and the sun is just about to set off in the distance.

You have a group of family and friends coming over and you are looking for a fun way to entertain them on this gorgeous night.

Then it hits you! Campfire Tarts!

You light up the fire-pit, crack open a few cans of pie filling, set out some whip cream and grab those ever-handy canned biscuits.

Tonight it is all about friends, family, and good food. All while enjoying the comforting warmth of the crackling fire. You are sure to be labeled the hostess with the mostess!

Who needs S’mores when you have these amazing Tart Makers from Tarts On Fire? With the stainless steel cup that screws onto the wooden handled, stainless steel rod, these Tart Makers are a first class campfire treat.

You’ve probably never seen anything like this before.

It’s the brain child of my husband’s best friend. This guy means so much to us, he is practically family. He was my husband’s best man in our wedding! So when I begged he asked me to review and give away a set of these Tart Makers on my blog, of course I jumped at the chance.

We are a huge camping family. With so many children, it’s practically all we can afford at times. These Tart Makers will be in our camping box for many years to come. Not only that, I am super excited to have friends over this Fall to enjoy these in our new fire-pit!

When we tried them out I just opened a few cans of pie filling, along with some toasted coconut and nut topping, for filling in the tart shells. Can’t forget some whip cream! And who doesn’t love chocolate syrup and caramel sauce?

These are so simple to assemble. Just take a small biscuit and mold it around the upside-down stainless steel cup.

Just like you would a marshmallow, slowly roast the biscuit over the fire.

What is so nice about these Tart Makers is that the thin, but sturdy, stainless steel cup is hollow and a great conductor of heat. So the insides of the tarts get cooked evenly and you’re not left with raw dough on the inside.

Check out those tarts! The kids totally and completely loved these.

I am talking, IN. LOVE.

It’s still over 100 degrees outside here, and these kiddos had no quarries about sitting by a fire to roast some canned biscuits!

Want to know what’s even cooler? These Tart Makers are not just a one-trick-pony!

The stainless steel cup can be screwed off, and the stick becomes the perfect marshmallow roaster or hot dog cooker!

Pure Genius!

The options for filling these one-of-a-kind tart shells are endless as well.

Let your mind wander into the realms of savory if you will…

I’m thinking a big pot of chili, with all the fixin’s on the side. Spoon it into a warm tart shell…blissful!

What about some macaroni and cheese tartlets for the kids? Yup- incredible!

I know what you’re thinking… the sweets are good too!

And I bet you’re just dying to get some for your family right!??!

Tarts On Fire is giving away a set of 4 Tart Makers to one lucky

I Wash…You Dry reader!!


You guys! These are not in stores yet, so this is a first hand opportunity to be one of the lucky few to get these before they go nuts and get all kinds of sold out over the holidays! (don’t forget about Uncle Bob!)

So if you’re not the lucky winner… don’t cry, because they are graciously giving all I Wash…You Dry readers a special discount!

Buy 3 and get one FREE!

Check out their website at and use code: [ IWYD2012 ]at checkout!

Ok, let’s get down to business – GIVEAWAY!! {closed}

Winner of the Tarts on Fire Giveaway is Lynne! I will be emailing you.

{mandatory entry} Leave a comment telling me what kind of filling would you put in these tarts?

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Details: Giveaway open to everyone! :) Giveaway will end on August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PST. A winner will be chosen by using a random number generator and I will announce the winner in this post. They will be notified via email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

disclaimer: Although Tarts On Fire graciously gave me a set of Tart Makers to try out and keep, I was not financially compensated for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. What a cool tool! My kids would go crazy over this! …Chocolate filling please!

  2. What a genius idea! I would love them with peach filling.

  3. I would make mini cheeseburger pies! (Ground beef, shredded cheese, ketchup and mustard.) Kid AND adult friendly! These look like so much fun.

  4. I would have to try something sweet first…..cherry pie filling!

  5. I like Tarts On Fire on Facebook

  6. Kelda Toliver says:

    That is amazing and I would have you fill them for me. Lol I would love anything in them from sweet to savory. And Dad would like anything spicy.

  7. ohhhhh a yummy chili or a sweet dough with marionberries and ice cream! BOOYAH!

  8. Wow! Great Idea. I think a “Make your own campfire tart” type buffet would be fun. It’s a great idea for tailgating. I would add a sweet and savory variety of items to the buffet. I think chili would be awesome or mini meatballs and grated cheese. Roll the dough in cinnamon, roast it and fill with apple pie filling. Oreo and Banana Jello puddings! Chocolate ice cream or just chocolate whipped cream. I could go own forever with the ideas. My family would love this.

  9. My kids would love these! They look like lots of fun. I think we would try cherry or blueberry pie filling.

  10. I pinned, tweeted, stumbled and shared on FB … Happy Friday :-)

  11. These are adorable! What a great, GREAT idea. Peaches are so fresh right now, I’d fill it with cream cheese and fresh peaches! :)

  12. OH MY GOODNESS these look like SO much fun!!!!
    I think I’d like to try them with a lemon filling, YUM!

  13. What a fun giveaway! That looks like a very fun thing that my kids would have so much using. Love it!

  14. I liked Tarts on Fire on facebook

  15. I am following them on twitter :)

  16. Shared on FB. (And forgot to say I’d fill these with tons of stone fruit and whipped cream.)

  17. I tweeted!

  18. I shared on my facebook page :)

  19. These look adorable. I would fill with cannoli filling and top with mini chocolate chips and sprinkles and maybe some powdered sugar for good measure.

  20. I pinned your post.

  21. I tweeted about your post.

  22. Lisa Nigh says:

    You are right the possibilities are endless. I love your chilli idea YUM! and to keep up with the campfire idea how about a Smore’s tart!

  23. Lisa Nigh says:

    I pinned this post. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Lisa Nigh says:

    I liked Tarts ON Fire on FB!

  25. We would totally put dulce de leche, vanilla pudding and caramelized bananas in that tart. It’s like a little banana pudding pie!

  26. Tweeted!

  27. Following Tarts on Fire on Twitter.

  28. My first thought was cherry pie filling, then I read someones post about mini cheese burgers and that sounded great! So I would do a mini cheese burger for dinner and then a cherry pie for desert. That means I get to eat TWO! (or three or four, cause I don’t think I could stop with just one!) Very neat concept…

  29. Everyone has such great ideas for fillings! Tarts On Fire…not just for tarts anymore!:) We will definitely have to post some these great filling ideas on the website!!

  30. These are so cool! I’d totally go crazy for apple pie. I’m traditional like that :)

  31. I pinned this giveaway on piinterest.

  32. Tweeted

  33. These are great! I would probably do some savory ones first – Mexican with beans, rice and cheese or a breakfast one with scrambled eggs and sausage….then the sweet ones with some fresh berries and whipped cream. You are right – possibilities are endless!

  34. Stephanie says:

    I would love these with some dulce de leche and chocolate. Or maybe I could figure out a peanut butter and chocolate filling with marshmallow. Or maybe banana and pudding. There are really a lot of options, aren’t there?

  35. Stephanie says:

    I pinned it!

  36. I like Tarts on Fire on Facebook.

  37. Are you kidding me? This is fantastic! I am thinking of stuffing some peanut butter cookie dough inside of there.

  38. I follow Tarts on Fire on Twitter

  39. I like Tarts on Fire on Facebook

  40. I tweeted about the giveaway

  41. I’d put cooked apples with cinnamon.

  42. This is a genius product Shawn! I don’t camp, but I’d totally use it anyway. I’d fill it with chocolate. Or peanut butter. Or ice cream. Or…or….so. many. choices!

  43. I tweeted!

  44. I facebooked!

  45. I like Tarts on Fire on facebook

  46. I’m follwing Tart on Fire on Twitter

  47. Keri Welty says:

    I think my family would enjoy ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings!

  48. Betty Blumer says:

    These would be great with blueberry pie filling and whipped cream. Or banana pudding; YUM!

  49. Betty Blumer says:

    I pinned this.

  50. I can’t wait to try these at our church campout in September. I think it would be great to fill these with scrambled eggs and have other toppings available like cheese, onions, mushrooms, salsa, peppers. i.e. a “breakfast bar”. What a fun thing for a group. Thanks!

  51. I would definitely fill them with some chocolate pudding and whipped cream!

  52. Cherry filling!

  53. I like Tarts On Fire on FB!

  54. I follow Tarts On Fire on Twitter as @365daysofbaking.

  55. Stephanie says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  56. Stephanie says:

    I shared it on facebook!

  57. Such a clever idea!

  58. Peanut Butter & Nutella! Seriously, if you put these 2 ingredients on anything that is warm, its a sure WIN in my book! These bad boys are pretty sweet!

  59. The first thing that came to mind was nutella, but that idea was taken.. Then I thought, MARSHMALLOW FLUFF!! I mean really, what goes better with camping than marshmallows?!

  60. liked on Facebook (with comment)! These things are awesome!! So many uses!!

  61. Seriously Shawn. I am GEEKING out about these!!! I’m thinking a few slices of peaches and a dollop of cream would be out of this world!

  62. Geri Campbell says:

    Chili, cheese and sour cream. Mmmmmmmmmm :)

  63. Genius!! The possibilities are endless, even savory filled…

  64. I tweeted these tartees..

  65. I pinned these tartees…

  66. Andrea Lowe says:

    We would fill ours with all sorts of fruits, berries, and of course whipped cream!!

    I also pinned on Pinbterest, and liked it on FB.

  67. I pinned this on Pinterest!

  68. I Like Tarts On Fire on Facebook

  69. I Follow Tarts On Fire on Twitter

  70. I’m thinkin’ nutella and coolwhip!

  71. I pinned it!

  72. I Shared this Giveaway on Facebook

  73. I tweeted this giveaway

  74. Fresh fruit salad and cool whip!

  75. PInned it!

  76. How about pizza filling? Sauce, cheese, pepperoni.

  77. Autumn Smith says:

    strawberries and whip cream. I’m drooling. Seriously.

  78. Autumn Smith says:

    I followed on Facebook!

  79. Autumn Smith says:

    I followed on Twitter!

  80. Autumn Smith says:

    I pinned!

  81. Autumn Smith says:

    I tweeted about it!

  82. Autumn Smith says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  83. Nutella!

  84. Yvonne Harville says:

    I’m thinking a chocolate pie filling with whip cream…could add some choc chips…the ideas are endless….your friend was really thinking when he came up with this…excellent idea and option to use as just a roasting stick for hot dogs, etc is a detail that adds extra value.

  85. Nutella and Raspberries!

  86. Nutella, bananas & whip cream!

  87. Chessecake brownie bits and whipped cream! Oh heaven. :) Shawn can we please please please do these on our next campout?!

  88. My kids would go crazy for these! Heck…so would I 😉

  89. Shared on facebook, and I would put breakfast in there. Eggs and sausage gravy!

  90. Bobbi Dougherty says:

    I pinned to pinterest (nana’s nuzzles)

  91. Bobbi Dougherty says:

    I liked them oon FB. thanks

  92. Bobbi Dougherty says:
  93. Bobbi Dougherty says:

    I think I would put apples as filling… or maybe Nutella! lolol. Yum either way!

  94. Anna Gongaware says:

    I thought about doing a pizza type thing…maybe add some mozzarella cheese and sauce to the cooked biscuits!

  95. I will put blue cheese and caramelized onions :) Now I want some!!

  96. Tracie Roberson says:

    I would put bananas, suckers caramel, pecans and whipped creme. Yum yum

  97. savory, ham, cheese, broccoli!

  98. Shannon C says:

    Strawberry rhubarb :)

  99. Katie Freeman says:

    Omg these are amazing! I’d fill mine with nutella, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff!

  100. Kim Mtrzz says:

    Pumpkin pudding and a dollop of whipped cream, perfect for a campfire on a cool autumn night!

  101. Definitely cherry pie filling!

  102. I’m following them on twitter

  103. I posted this to twitter

  104. Love this! I would do the same thing- pies yum!

  105. tweeted :)

  106. barbara n says:

    Wow campfire tarts!! Look so yummy! I would definitely use some apple pie filling and cinnamon to make little apple tarts.

  107. I’d fill them with fresh peaches and whipped cream!

  108. I would fill mine with apples. cinnamon and brown sugar cooked down!

  109. Like Tarts on Fire on FB

  110. Follow Tarts on Fire on Twitter

  111. Tweeted about this giveaway

  112. A Rachels says:

    Looks fun and yummy!Grandkids would love these on our camping trips.I’m thinking peanut butter with minis reeses peanut butter cups.yum!!!!!

  113. I would use Lemon pie filling and add whipped cream.

  114. Breakfast/brunch…sausage, egg and cheese or maybe bacon and maple syrup or a nice Italian meatball with sauce…I would spend all my time just making different combos with these!!

  115. I think this is such a great idea!! I have introduced smores to most of my son’s friends here in Germany and they love them but this takes the cake literally. Kids love grilling and filling cups!!
    I know I would pout out Nutella, whipped cream and fruits – my son would add fresh mando to his Nutella filling.
    Greetings from Frankfurt to all!!

  116. Jessica Kumpula says:

    Hi! Love this idea! I am a Park Interpreter Naturalist at Grahams Island State Park in North Dakota. This weekend I am putting on a program called “Campfire Cravings” and would love to share this recipe and maybe some of the pictures with the group! So is it ok if I go ahead and share this idea? I will need written consent if so, if not, totally understandable! Thank you for having a creative mind :) Can’t wait to explore your page a bit more!

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