DIY Tabletop S’mores

I’ve decided to right a wrong (well not really a wrong), and finally make tabletop S’mores. First, I must admit an embarrasing truth.


I never really made S’mores at home growing up as a kid…or as an adult. Sure, I roasted marshmallows (too many times without permission) on the stove or grill, but I can’t say I recall going all out with the chocolate, graham crackers, and other extras. As you can probably tell by this post about ice cream, it was my dessert of choice. Today, it’s going down!

Initially, I was going to buy one of the little S’mores tabletop kits to help me fulfill my childhood dreams, but I thought where’s the fun in that Noe? Sidebar: you will come to find that I will not often take the path of least resistance.  At least this time, taking the longer route gives me something fun to share!

The cool part about this project is that it doesn’t cost a lot to create, and it can be used indoors or outdoors. Your options are endless regarding creating your table top burner.

What You Need

All you need is a heat proof dish (I pulled a white bowl out of the cabinet), food safe Sterno fuel canister, and some cutesy river rocks. Everything else is basically a free for all, so have fun with this and enjoy!

What You Want

I swear the hardest thing about this was deciding what kind of S’mores I wanted to make. I couldn’t choose, so I picked up a variety of chocolates to include basically every Hershey bar known to man and some Reese’s cups. Of course graham crackers, marshmallows, and wooden skewers were also in my cart.

Let me explain where my trying to be fancy failed (see extra elements in the pics). I didn’t want my Sterno flame to be open and wanted to cover it with rocks. The flame isn’t that strong on the fuel cans I had, so it wasn’t getting past the rocks (big ol’ sigh). All of that to say, please ignore my Dollar Tree mesh components in the photos. LOL

Here’s What You Do

The assembly was super simple.

Step 1: Add the rocks

Step 2: Push the Sterno canister down into the rocks. You may have to move them around a bit.

Step 3: Light it up!

Dash Tip: The river rocks can be found at Dollar Tree. I used about four bags for this project. Here’s an another option for river rocks also. 

I’d love to know your favorite S’mores toppings! Leave them below in the comments!

Almost finished product!

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