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One of the best things we have bought this summer is a new grill! We never used our old grill but now that we have switched to charcoal, we have been cooking on the grill more than we have been cooking in the kitchen. It’s great on dishes, heat inside the house and Kyle is doing the cooking – so I can’t complain!
One thing that we introduced Lennox to was roasting marshmallows on the grill after dinner. She loves to come out and toast some marshmallows as her dessert – but sometimes, she can be impatient and want to roast marshmallows when we still have quite a while until dinner – or even on the nights we aren’t grilling at all.
I had seen a cute idea a while back for making your own personal marshmallow roaster and decided to try it myself, and make it about as girly as you could make it, just for Lennox! Before I could start, I had to get some new grilling supplies at Walmart, and of course I picked up Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows! Walmart also has a number of other Kraft products that are essential to your grilling nights!
We made some delicious corn on the cob to go with our ready-made dinner from the Walmart Deli / Marketplace, but Lennox just had to try out her own marshmallow roaster first, so we let her give it a try. It worked out great and it was really easy to make. Here is what you need to do.
Make Your Own Personal Marshmallow Roaster
What you need:
- Small Terra-cotta flower pot
- Aluminum Foil
- Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows (the best!)
- optional – glitter and other decorations for the pot
STEP ONE: After gathering all of your materials, which you can find at Walmart, decorate your terra-cotta pot however you wish. We used glitter because, well, we have a super girly girl and she loves glitter (as do I)!
STEP TWO: Take a few small sheets of aluminum foil and line the inside of the pot. Press the aluminum foil tightly against the sides to form a cup inside the pot. Using heavy duty foil is recommended but I tried with regular weight, and it worked okay as well.
STEP THREE: Fill the pot with a few pieces of charcoal. Using some charcoal that is already presoaked in lighter fluid is the easiest and safest with kids.
STEP FOUR: Light the coals, there should quickly be a small flame – you can now start roasting your Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows!
Note: The coals will stay hot until they completely burn out – so either leave the terra-cotta post somewhere it is safe or dump the coals into the grill when you are done. You should be able to toast quite a few marshmallows from the heat this personal marshmallow roaster will let off!
Now that you have your marshmallow roaster complete, it’s time to make some Smores to go along with your easy dinner!
Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores
- Your favorite chocolate chip cookies
- Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- Mini Marshmallow Roaster
STEP ONE: Using your new marshmallow roaster, roast the marshmallows to your desired crispiness!
STEP TWO: Once the marshmallow is complete, take two of your favorite chocolate chip cookies (or any kind of cookie for that matter) and sandwich the toasted Jet-Puffed Marshmallow in-between the cookies!
These are great to eat right away or even saved for later. We made them before dinner and they were still great by dessert time! Lennox had a lot of fun and I see us using this little roaster many times throughout the year!
Our mixture of grilling and ready-made food from Walmart made dinner time so very easy!
Make sure you head over to Kraft to see what other great Kraft inspired grilling recipes to try out this summer! You can check out their summer digital cookbook here.