Summer nights are synonymous with roasting S’mores. What’s not to love? Gooey marshmallows, CHOCOLATE, enjoying the longer days together…not to mention there’s not one person on this Earth that can deny the goodness of a good ol’ fashioned S’more. Without a bonfire at the ready, a grill already lit or a stoked campfire, making these delicious treats can be a little cumbersome especially with little kids around. As a mom of little boys, I get slightly freaked out with them around the grill or campfire. For some reason they are drawn to the flames like a moth.
That’s why I came up with this simple and fun way to still enjoy a special summer treat without the threat of falling in to a huge fire. This project takes mere minutes, and the kids will be happy to help with assembly. Bonus, we made one for everyone so there was no fighting! Individual S’more makers for the win and mom’s sanity!
So the next time you are at Walmart or Target, pick up these supplies and enjoy some gooey, chocolatey goodness. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
PS…this cute little project doesn’t have to be reserved merely for back yard fun. Fire them up at your next bbq or dinner party. Use the individual pots as place settings! How adorable would they be as favors for an outdoor wedding and reception? Trust me, once you try this, you will want to share the idea with everyone you know.
What you will need:
- Terra cotta pot. Any size will work. We used about a 6″ in diameter one. For extra flair and fun, have the kids write their names or decorate their specific pot however they choose.
- Aluminum foil
- S’more ingredients (Graham crackers, marshmallows, Hershey’s bars). For extra flair, try substituting a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Mounds Coconut Candy bar, you won’t regret it. Or what about a Rolo? My mouth is officially watering.
How to assemble:
Simply line the pot with aluminum foil, making sure it pokes up at the top, over the edge of the terra cotta. This will insulate the pot and also keep the flame going.
Put a few pieces of charcoal in and fire it up. Once the charcoal has a small flame, simply roast the marshmallows as you would over any other fire.
These will be our new go to as we enjoy these remainder of the warm summer nights before school starts!
Happy making AND eating!