NATIONAL S’MORES DAY

NATIONAL S’MORES DAY

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NATIONAL S’MORES DAY

National S’mores Day on August 10th recognizes the most popular campfire treat! Millions of people of all ages love this gooey, toasted treat. 

S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.  Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores.”  It is unclear when the word “S’mores” became the more common name.

Today, many variations on the original s’more find their way around a campfire. 

  • Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients. 
  • Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar. 
  • Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies. 
  • Add banana slices. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSmoresDay

If you think s’mores are too messy for you but enjoy the flavor, add the s’more ingredients to delicious desserts. Cakes, pies, dips, trifles also offer a terrific way to enjoy the taste of a s’more.

How many different ways can you make a s’more? Use #NationalSmoresDay to post on social media. 

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