DIY Tabletop S'mores Fire Pit

No bonfire? No problem! Turn a planter or bowl into a mini fire pit and you'll be enjoying s'mores all summer long.

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School is out, and summer is in session! And nothing says summertime more than making s'mores. It's one of those quintessential summer bucket list activities that's a fun treat for kids and adults alike.

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You don't even need to build a big bonfire to make 'em. Instead, you can turn any planter or bowl into a mini fire pit that can fit right on your table. Not only is it super portable but it also creates a fun centerpiece that everyone can gather around.

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This DIY s'mores fire pit comes together in less than 10 minutes, and you can use it all season long to enjoy summer's best dessert!

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Things You'll Need

  • Ceramic/stone planter or bowl

  • Decorative rocks or pebbles

  • Food-safe chafing fuel can

  • Lighter

  • Skewers

  • Marshmallows

  • Graham crackers

  • Chocolate bars

1. Choose a planter

Use a planter or bowl that is heat-safe, such as ceramic, stone, or terra cotta. You could also use a glass or metal vessel. Avoid anything made of plastic or wood, as it could melt or catch fire. A wide-mouth vessel that has a diameter of at least 6 inches or more works best.

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2. Fill the planter with rocks

Fill the planter or bowl about three-quarters of the way with small rocks or pebbles.

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3. Nestle in the fuel can

Create a small well in the center of the rocks or pebbles and nestle the chafing fuel can inside.

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Tip

Be sure to look for a chafing fuel can that is food-safe, as many of them contain chemicals that are not suitable for cooking food directly. I used a specific type of nontoxic chafing fuel that's designed for making s'mores.

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4. Secure the fuel can

Add more rocks or pebbles around the chafing fuel can (leave about 1/2 inch of the can exposed) and press the rocks down firmly to secure the can in place.

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5. Light the fuel

Remove the lid from the fuel can and use a lighter to carefully ignite the chafing fuel. The fuel can that I used says it has approximately 45 minutes of burn time, so be sure to time your marshmallow roasting accordingly.

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Warning

Avoid touching the fuel can while it's lit. Allow it to cool sufficiently after extinguishing. Some fuel cans (such as the one I used) come with a handy chip on the side that tells you when it's cool enough to handle.

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6. Roast the marshmallows

Insert a skewer through the center of a marshmallow and hold it directly over the flame. Rotate it several times to allow the flame to cook it evenly. A minute or so is all it takes to lightly toast it, or you can roast it a little longer if you prefer a crispier marshmallow with blackened bits.

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7. Assemble the s'mores

Now for the best part: eating the s'mores! Place a square of chocolate on top of a graham cracker, place the roasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate, and press another graham cracker on top of the marshmallow to smoosh it down and create a delicious, ooey-gooey s'mores sandwich.

They're fun to make, and even more fun to eat!

Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse
Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse

Want to level up your s'mores? Check out these interesting s'mores flavor combos like fluffernutter and caramel apple.

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