One of the best tastes of summer is the iconic s’more. That toasted marshmallow, melty chocolate, and crisp graham cracker combination are just tough to beat! Thanks to DIY innovations, you no longer need a fire to make these treats. In fact, you can make them on top of your table, making it easier than ever to make s’mores this summer with your whole family!
Creating Your Personal S’mores Pot
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Making your own s’mores pot is easy, thanks to terracotta pots and a few other simple materials. Follow the DIY instructions below for creating your own, and you can make s’more easily time and time again this summer without going through the hassle of setting up a big fire.
Gather Your Materials
You’ll need a few materials for your s’mores pot. A four-inch (or similarly sized) unglazed terracotta pot works best for this project. If you’re going to have multiple people making s’mores, you’ll want to get a few of these so that each person can have their own pot.
You may want to paint your pots to make them more festive. If so, use patio paint and a paintbrush. You’ll also need foil, charcoal (or Sterno), and roasting skewers. You’ll also need a lighter or matches. Of course, you’ll also need your s’mores materials to test out your finished product: marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars.
Paint the Pot
If so desired, paint your pots before putting them to use to make s’mores. Give them a festive design, or treat them with chalkboard paint so you can draw on them whenever you like. This is your chance to get creative! Paint the pots and let them dry overnight for best results.
Line the Pot
Now, line your pot with foil on the bottom. You can trace the circle from the bottom of your pot onto a piece of foil and cut it, placing it at the bottom of each pot.
Fill Pot with Charcoal
Now, fill the pot with charcoal. You can also use Sterno if you’d prefer, as it will yield the same results.
Now, use a lighter or match to light the charcoal (or Sterno). This will create a small flame that is just large enough to create your s’more.
Roast Your Marshmallow
Now, use your skewer and roast your marshmallows over the flame. Make sure that any kiddos enjoying this DIY project are supervised around the fire. Once your marshmallow is roasted to perfection, create your mouth-watering s’more and indulge.
Put Out the Fire
Make sure to put the fire out once you’re done making s’mores using water. Once the charcoal is cool, you can either dispose of it or save it for another use the next time you want to make a s’more, which is the beauty of this craft—you can use it all summer long to aid in creating countless s’mores.
Elevating Your S’mores Game
There are a few ways you can really elevate your s’mores game to make this summer’s tasty treats ones to remember. Consider adding different ingredients to make your s’more something amazing. For instance, replace the chocolate bar with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead for a totally different yet delicious taste. Alternatively, you can add a dollop of peanut butter under the chocolate bar for a similar taste.
Another great idea is to add sliced strawberries to your s’mores for a fruity flair that pairs perfectly with chocolate. If you want to switch up the crunchy part of your s’more, opt for fudge striped cookies, thin mints, or any other cookie you love instead of graham crackers. You can use the ever-popular Oreo to create what we like to call a s’moreo. All of these changes add a fun twist to a classic summer treat.
Making a s’more doesn’t need to be a chore—building a fire, letting it burn, and ensuring it goes out safely. This DIY project is fun and allows you a summer of convenient and delicious treats.
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