All too often though you end up with a burnt wad of ashy marshmallow goo. Here’s how to do it right:
1. Cut a stick or get out the store-bought marshmallow skewers and impale your marshmallow on the end. Now that was easy wasn’t it?
2. Don’t hold the stick directly over the fire as that is too much heat for the perfect roasted marshmallow. Hold it to the side of the fire and slowly rotate it, so the treat browns evenly.
3. Watch for the tell-tale sag. As the marshmallow turns a tawny golden color, it will sag on the stick or skewer. When a vertical slit appears where the stick or skewer and marshmallow meet, it’s ready to eat as is or put between a sandwich of graham crackers and chocolate for a delicious, gooey s’mores treat.
Larry Whiteley is host of the award winning
"Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio"