We are a s’more loving people and also a people without a fire pit. When the urge from some gooey goodness strikes, we become food hacks and look everywhere to toast a marshmallow and make dreams come true.
Let me save you some time. Marshmallows and high-powered microwaves should never be friends. Watching a gooey marshmallow dangle ominously over the fake logs in your gas fireplace will take years off of your life when you consider what it will take to scrub away the remains of your experiment.
All you need to satisfy your craving is right outside, and it doesn’t require piles of firewood, dry kindling, and breeze to carry the smoke away from you face.
Flower pots are your new best friend.
We make them for ourselves and serve them at parties, and the adults love them as much as the kids. No need to build a big fire or worry about anyone getting too near the flames. This whimsical and artsy approach to s’mores is a winner all the way around.
Here’s what you need:
- Graham crackers
- chocolate bars
- large marshmallows
- terracotta flower pots anywhere from 6-12” in size
- charcoal briquettes
- sticks or camping-grade kebob skewers
- Line the pots with foil, enough to cover the inside of the pot and fold over the top. This will make clean-up a cinch when you’re finished.
3. Light the briquettes (will take about 20 minutes to turn white hot)
4. Arrange crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, and roasting sticks/skewers in containers of your choice
5. Once the coals are white, you’re ready to roast marshmallows in a manner safe for guests of all ages.
6. Toast ‘em up, assemble your s’more, and enjoy!
7. When you’ve had all you like, cover the briquettes in water and let them sit until completely cool. Drain the water and dump out the charcoal. You can leave the foil in place for another time or you can use is it as a little pouch to grab and toss the charcoal.
Melinda Mattson will follow any sign that leads to the promise of vintage décor and repurposed treasures.
As a wife and mom to two dear daughters, her home is filled with equal measures of sugar and spice.
She loves kindness and Jesus and is glad they’re meant to come as a package deal. She aims to embrace both with equal fervor. Melinda blogs at www.melindamattson.com. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram: @Melinda_Mattson.