Updated: May 19
There’s something so special about getting to enjoy our childhood traditions as adults, especially when we get to experience them with our own little ones and families. S’mores are a big hit with our Cabin guests, especially because they’re easy to make and taste like blissful nostalgia. Something about toasting a marshmallow to perfection and sandwiching it between two graham crackers with chocolate just feels right and can unlock memories that make us feel all warm and fuzzy.
But when it comes to making the perfect s’more, there’s much debate about the proper tools, ingredients, and toasting methods. Whether you like to toast your marshmallows to golden-brown perfection or prefer them crispy and blackened, you’re going to need a s’mores stick that allows you to get the job done.
Things to Look For in a S’mores Stick
When you’re on the hunt for the perfect s’mores sticks for you and your family, there is lots to consider, but a few must-haves. You’ll need something that stands up to continued use in the fire - this means that sometimes it’s best not to go with the cheapest option or repurpose things around your house. It’s also important that your s’mores sticks are well suited to hold marshmallows and other campfire cooking ingredients. If multipurpose tools are your jam, you’ll want to find a s’mores stick that can comfortably hold marshmallows, hot dogs, and more!
Lastly, if you know your s’mores sticks will be used by kids and teens, you’ll want to make sure they’re intuitive to use and easy to handle without risking injury or burns. This means easy-to-hold handles, colors that stand out in the dark, and potentially even a telescoping stick to cut down on tripping hazards and more.
Once you know what you’re looking for, you’re ready to start the search for the perfect s’mores stick. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite s’mores sticks to help you narrow it down.
A #1 best-seller on Amazon, these MalloMe roasting sticks come in packs of 5, 8, 12, and 20, making it easier than ever to purchase enough for the whole family. With nearly 10,000 reviews and a rating of 4.5 stars, s’mores aficionados seem to really enjoy these roasting sticks. They’re built to last, easy to clean and come with storage bags for easy cleanup.
This set of five telescoping roasting sticks offers a more premium look and feel. The forks are made of non-toxic stainless steel and feature a helpful point at the tip, making it easy to get ingredients on and off. At the base of the telescoping stick, kids and adults alike can enjoy the easy-to-spin thumbwheel, eliminating the need to rotate the stick in your hand and risk dropping it completely (especially for those with little hands). The wood handles are comfortable to hold and easy to clean, and the kit comes with a zipper pouch and tip protectors.
We love that this 4-pack of roasting sticks features easy-grip handles. When roasting the perfect marshmallow, it’s important to keep a steady hand, and these s’mores sticks mean business! Featuring four bright colors and up to 45 inches of expansion, these are great for families with kids who need to keep a safe distance from the fire while still having fun. Plus, they’re currently on sale for less than $10!
If you’ve ever been accidentally poked or even burned with a campfire stick, you might rejoice when you see these reverse roasting sticks. These are also a great addition to campfire fun for families because they reduce the risk of accidents and injuries by reversing the direction of the prongs. Plus, this makes it more unlikely that ingredients like gooey marshmallows or slippery hot dogs will fall off the stick and into the fire. They’re telescoping up to 42 inches and come with a travel-friendly pouch. You can get 5 for just $14.
This roasting stick doubles as the perfect novelty gift for anyone who loves to fish and can serve as great entertainment for adults and kids around the campfire. Instead of manually rotating the telescoping stick, you can “reel” the rod to rotate the marshmallow over the flame. This is a big hit for all ages and makes s’more time just a bit more fun.