Mini S'mores Grill

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I have my youngest son to thank for this Instructable. He wanted S'mores, but didn't want the marshmallows put in the microwave. He wanted authentic, toasted-on-an-open-flame S'mores.

When I told him that I did not really want to fire up the grill just to make a couple S'mores, he suggested a mini grill. BRILLIANT!
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Step 1: Parts and Tools needed

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(1) Cedar Plank
(4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall
(4) Nuts - 1/4 inch
(4) Optional washers for the bolts
(1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup (Four for 1$ at Wal-Mart)
(1) Box of cheap toothpicks
(1) Box of matches
(1) Bag of large marshmallows
(1) Chocolate Bar
(1) Box of graham crackers
(1) Bamboo skewers, normally used for shish kabobs

(1) Drill
(1) 2 and 1/2 inch drill bit
(1) 1/4 inch drill bit
(1) Saw

Step 2: Drilling, cutting, and drilling some more

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I found out that I had to drill the large hole first. Otherwise, the board is too fragile to cut a large hole in.

Drill the large hole (2 and 1/2 inch bit) in the center of the cedar and about 1/2 inch away from the outside edge (see pic).

HANDY TIP: Put a scrap board underneath when cutting to prevent the wood from splintering.

Once that hole is drilled, measure about 1/2 inch away from the other side of the whole and cut (see pic).

When that piece is done, drill four holes in the corners with a 1/4 inch drill bit (see pic).

Step 3: Bolt it up and drop in the cup

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Insert a bolt into each hole and tighten it there with a nut (see pic).

When that is done, drop the cup in the hole (see pic).

A perfect fit!
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wck86 made it!1 month ago
yep, nice and easy. couldn't find a steel cup so used a little glass candle holder
Erika869 months ago

I love this! So cute and easy to make. Thank you!


that's nice

it worked like a charm. love this. keep adding more instructables!
amonj021 year ago
This is so awesome. You are awesome to let your son do this :)
mkitty1 year ago
Yummy this is so cool nice work!!!!!:) ;)
MYT CR8TiV2 years ago
Interesting that nobody seems to have suggested using a Tealight in place of the broken toothpicks as your fire source. I always make toasted marshmallows by lighting a small tealight candle in a shot glass.
Ma$terJacob2 years ago
Tomahawk923 years ago
I have these cups. i was wondering what the hell i would need them for =]. i might use all 4 on one board. I've been roasting marshmallows on a penny stove recently but 4 tiny fire pits should work nicely. i thought about welding them together to make a penny stove lol. I want to see more instructables with these cups lol.
mason01906 years ago
I like mine black and bubbly. Then when i chip away it's gooey and warm inside. Perfect.
ya! catch it on fire, then blow it out. thats the way to go!
That's what i usually do. I'm kind of impatient when it comes to marshmallows.
they are also fun to throw at people while they are on fire, they stick AND burn. Woo-Hoo
home made napalm! Yay!!!
never tried that.......gonna have to now. *grabs marshmallow skewer and immediately begins looking for victims*
Hide your kids! Hide your wife!
i dont tame the time to blow it out i just shove the flameing sugar blob in my mouth =-)
I just eat it, black and all. EXTRA IRON!!!!!
lol that black stuff is carbon not iron remember that marshmallows aren't magnetic :)
*blank face* mean that.....that they LIED to me!?!?!?! AHHHHH!
boo urns :(
i thought it was fiber
zourza3 years ago
SWEET! i shaved a candle and placed a fair amount of the shavings in the cup with the toothpicks. it burns much longer and hotter! :)
Great idea! I'm going to have to try this...
zeke344 years ago
 Me and my friend just took a lighter, stuck a marshmellow on a fork, and roasted it with the lighter.
Ah, the modded Instructables Avatar.
Chea brother. This pretty mean :-)
YES!!! ( if you weren't using a zippo, consider it; your thumb won't get tired
tzq33tdq4 years ago
i havent tried this but it looks AWESOME!!!
elCarlito15 years ago
A better fuel would be pure isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol).
It will produce a big flame with that size of opening but the products of the combustion are harmless - carbon dioxide and water vapour.

Take a look at this mini burner:
This is an excellently rendered version of the penny stove. Now I understand how it works. I couldn't with the versions here at Instructables. As the author said, missing pictures.....etc.
mason01905 years ago
it's spelled K-E-B-A-B-S not K-A-B-O-B-S
 actually, kabob is the correct middle eastern spelling. Americants just like to change stuff.
 Americants? :(
8bit King Crab4 years ago
American replicants. ;) 
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