The Best Type Of Stick To Use For Roasting Marshmallows

Be it a warm summer night or a chilly winter evening, if there's a campfire, marshmallows are a wonderful way to elevate the experience — and with minimal equipment. Regardless if you're the type of person who likes their marshmallows lightly toasted or nearly burnt, all you need is a fire and a stick to get the job done. There is a wide variety of marshmallow roasting sticks to choose from, but if you want the best results, you'll want to find a roasting stick that is strong and well-constructed so it doesn't bend and send your marshmallow into the coals. 

Those made of stainless steel are a good option since they're reliable, easy to clean, and light enough to be easily handled. Also, look for a roasting stick that's handle is made of wood or another material that won't conduct heat so you don't burn yourself. As for the length, a stick that's a little less than a yard long should give you enough to maneuver safely and find the best spot for roasting marshmallows.

A stick could also work for roasting marshmallows

While you can find a specialized marshmallow roasting tool from a store or online, if you want to embrace your wild side, there's nothing wrong with using your natural resources and finding a stick outside. Just look for one that's long enough that you won't burn yourself and thick enough that it won't break. If you're worried about germs, rest assured that the heat from the fire is enough to burn away anything unsavory. You can also use a knife to carve away the bits of the stick that were touching the ground so you have a clean, fresh point upon which to skewer your marshmallow.

Once you've found your preferred roasting stick, all that's left is to practice toasting marshmallows to ooey-gooey perfection. So grab a stick and a seat by the fire, settle in, and get ready to snack on perfectly charred s'mores.