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How To Roast the Perfect Marshmallow

Multiple marshmallows extended over a camp fire to roast

One of the best things about camp are the memories made sitting around a campfire and exchanging stories. But the best part of a campfire? Roasting marshmallows. Follow these steps, and you’re sure to have the perfect marshmallows when you go to Jewish summer camp.

1. Build a Fire

To have the perfect fire for roasting, start building your fire an hour before you break out the marshmallows. Be sure that you have a safe fire pit area and appropriate fire-starting tools. Using dry tinder such as paper or dryer lint, make a pile along with small twigs. Once the fire is lit, add in dry branches to enhance the size and longevity.

2. Pick Roasting Sticks

The perfect roasting sticks should be arm’s length and sturdy. Make sure the end is pointed enough to stab a marshmallow cleanly. Some examples of good materials are kebab sticks, whittled hardwood sticks, and metal stakes.

3. Poke Your Marshmallow

To make sure your marshmallow does not slip, be sure to get your stick fully through it. The best approach is to roast a single marshmallow at a time.

4. Roast Your Marshmallow

After letting your fire burn for a while, glowing coals will form from the firewood. These are perfect for roasting marshmallows, so place your stick directly above the coals for the perfect heat.

5. Gradually Rotate Your Marshmallow

Slowly rotate your marshmallow to toast it evenly. Make sure it is a light brown color on all sides.

6. Avoid Catching Your Marshmallow on Fire

If you catch your marshmallow on fire, a layer of charcoal will develop, which is not the best for taste. Try hovering your stick close to the fire pit, but far enough away to prevent flames.

7. Enjoy!

Roasted marshmallows are a time-honored tradition at summer camp. If you want your kid to be able to go to enjoy this experience, but need help funding it, we are here to help! Reach out to us today to find out how we can help provide you with financial aid for Jewish summer camp.