I grew up as a Girl Scout and did my fair share of camping, and the s'mores were always my favorite part. Even as an adult, I would toast s'mores on my gas stove, but sadly my current home has an electric stove, leaving me without a makeshift campire to make s'mores. Rather than letting that stop me, I made this portable s'mores fire pot with Sterno ethanol gel canisters and a planter pot!
This is an incredibly easy project to whip up with a pot and rocks, but it's the perfect way to enjoy homemade s'mores with the same feeling of a campfire. As long as you burn the gel in a safe environment, it's completely safe and easy to use. Get ready to make a lot of s'mores!
- Sterno ethanol gel canisters
- Ceramic pot, heat safe
Place any larger rocks at the bottom of the pot. Then add small rocks until it is about 3/4 full.
Carefully insert a Sterno ethanol gel canister into the center of the rocks.
To use, carefully pry off the top of the canister with a screwdriver. Inside is a gel. When ready to toast marshmallows, light the gel with a long-stemmed lighter. The fire may not be easily visible because of the size. Stick marshmallows onto skewers and toast over the open flame just like a regular fire!
To extinguish the flame, carefully place the lid back on top. This suffocates the fire and puts it out almost immediately. Note, Sterno canisters are intended for single-use.
Sandwich the toasted marshmallows between chocolate and graham crackers and you can enjoy the best parts of camping right from your home!