Last night we made
Table Top Driveway Smores. I had everything on hand except the charcoal and the pot.
What you’ll need:
- Terracotta pot $1.50
- Tin Foil
- Charcoal $3.99
Dryer LintLighter fluid
- Skewers (pokey things for roasting the mallows on)
- S’mores fixin’s
I found that the charcoal was less than half the price at Bomgaars than it was at Dollar General. The Terracotta pot was like $5 less at Dollar General than Bomgaars. I was headed to both places anyway so it didn’t hurt to price shop a little.
First I made a ball of tinfoil to put into the pot (about softball sized). This way the pot wasn’t so deep. Then I lined the pot with another piece or two of tinfoil.
Next I added about 5-6 pieces of charcoal along with a little dryer lint to start the fire. This wasn’t successful, so I resorted to lighter fluid (back up when you squirt this on- It really works fast!)
The coals will get hot while the flame goes down, then you will have flameless table top s’mores!
Much safer for little people, although it is still crazy hot up close, you wont have to be quite as paranoid about the flame catching their clothes on fire (maybe that’s just me that worries about that), or burning little hands if the wind comes along and blows the flames in their direction.
The heat of the coals is enough to roast your marshmallows, and I’ve read the pot gets hot enough to melt whatever it’s on- that’s why we chose the driveway for this. You could also put it into a stoneware bowl or something if you wanted it on a table outdoors.
The original pot of 5-6 coals stayed hot enough to roast on for at least 3 hours. After that we just called it a night, we maybe could have gotten more time out of it, but we were exhausted from being out all day!
Best of all- Our clothes didn’t stink like smoke when we were done! Yeah!