How To Set Up A S’mores Bar For Summer Entertaining

by Tonya Staab
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Don’t have a fire pit for s’mores at home? No problem! Use these tips for hosting a s’mores night for family and friends at home.

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We don’t have a fire-pit at our new home, and our indoor fireplace is enclosed in glass, but we love s’mores. So, I came up with a creative solution, which we can take with us to the beach, camping, or into the backyard.

You don’t need a campfire to make s’mores and we think this setup is perfect if you don’t have a big yard or a firepit. You could set up a number of these on round bar tables, or at the beach. The possibilities are endless, and I think weddings would be perfect for this.

Ingredients For A S’mores Bar

First of all, the ingredients you need for your s’mores bar are simple – Hershey’s chocolate, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, and Kraft’s Jet-Puffed Marshmallows.

graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate in a cupcake stand for smores

Everything you need is available at Walmart so it couldn’t be easier, and a three-tiered stand (which I already had) is perfect for displaying the variety of options available for your guests to make their s’mores.

honey maid graham crackers, jet puffed marshmallows and hersey's chocolate bars to make s'mores

We used three varieties of Hershey’s chocolate bars – traditional milk chocolate, cookies ‘n’ creme, and special dark chocolate.

hershey's milk chocolate and cookies 'n cream chocolate for smores
hershey's cookie 'n creme, dark, and milk chocolate for s'mores

For the Graham Crackers we used two varieties – the traditional Honey Maid Graham Crackers, and the Chocolate Graham Crackers (which needed to be cut in half). Did you know you can buy gluten-free crackers at Walmart too?

chocolate and regular graham crackers for s'mores

We needed a way to cook the marshmallows, so we put together a portable camp stove inside a candle holder. This makes our cooking station portable, and you can use different holders (or a can of spray paint) to customize one for any event – you could even use a clear one and fill around the tank with rocks or sand.

a portable camp stove in a candle holder with colorful jars filled with metal skewers for s'mores

How To Use A Portable Camp Stove For S’mores

  • A single camp stove
  • A small propane tank
  • Large hurricane candle holder – just make sure the propane tank fits inside.
  • Lighter

Note: You can find all of these items at Walmart – the stove was under $20, the propane tank under $3 and the hurricane candle holder under $15.

a portable camp stove being lit

Place the propane tank inside the hurricane candle holder, attach the single campfire stove, and you are ready to go. It’s that easy. All you need now is a long lighter to light your camp stove.

a marshmallow being toasted on a portable camp stove

I used small decorative vases to put the metal skewers for roasting marshmallows. You could even add a few of these – for clean skewers, used skewers, and for different sizes for adults and children.

pink and blue glass jars holding metal skewers for a s'mores bar

Don’t forget napkins and small plates. Oh, and for those who may want something a little extra on their s’mores, how about some Hershey’s caramel or chocolate syrup?

napkins in a cup and Hershey's caramel syrup for a s'mores bar

The only thing left to do is start toasting marshmallows.

flames coming off a marshmallow on a metal skewer
s'mores being held in a hand
chocolate graham cracker s'mores on a blue plate

So with these easy tips, Let’s Make S’Mores Tonight (any day can be a S’mores Day).

Look for the s’mores display in your Walmart store for everything you need.

s'mores display at walmart

I’ve shared how we create fun, tasty, and memorable experiences with S’mores. I’d love to hear your favorite way to make and enjoy S’mores!

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1 comment

Famous Ashley Grant May 1, 2017 - 9:39 am

This might just be the cutest darn thing I’ve ever seen! Why I’ve not thought of a s’mores bar simply blows my mind! I would love to have done something this brilliant with my girl scouts when I was helping out a troop. Must pin this to keep for a future event.


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