Come fall, we love the thought of huddling around a campfire making S’mores with friends and family. Unfortunately we don’t always have access to large fire pits to make sticky campfire snacks.

With a few empty flower pots and a little creativity, you can create your own campfire-like ambiance in any small outdoor space. These tabletop roasters can even double as lit centerpieces for an intimate outdoor dinner!

Materials for a simple S’mores night:

  • Empty flower pots or mini terra cotta pots – 10″ is recommended
  • Chafing fuel (such as a Sterno Can) or Tin foil
  • Small river rocks to fill the pot (if you don’t have rocks or chafing fuel, line the pot with tin foil and add charcoal)
  • A lighter

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S’mores Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers or Apples
  • Caramel
  • Metal or wood roasting sticks

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Step one:

Line up the pot(s) up as a centerpiece on your outdoor table.

Step two:

Add rocks along the bottom of each pot and place the chafing can on top of the rocks so it sits just higher than the top of the pot. Fill around the can with rocks until they all line up with the rim of the pots.

Alternative: Place a large ball of tin foil at the bottom of the pot. Line the top of the pot forming a bowl with 2 pieces of tin foil and add the charcoal.

Step three:

Light the charcoal – be careful it gets hot fast!

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Step four:

Heat the end of your roasting stick to clean it. Then, push a marshmallow onto the end of the stick carefully and roast it until lightly brown on the outside and gooey on the inside. Finally, sandwich between a small bar of chocolate and two graham crackers and enjoy!

For a fun twist, use an apple in place of the graham cracker and drizzle caramel on top!

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