National S’mores Day

Enjoy this gooey treat on #NationalSmoresDay. Source: Pixabay

10 August is National S’mores Day and is the annual celebration of one of the most popular campfire treats.

S’mores consist of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two crackers, Marie or Tennis biscuits and no campfire is complete without enjoying some of this sticky, gooey deliciousness.

The entrepreneur Alec Barnum is credited with the origin of this tasty snack, however the first recorded version of this 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 from as early as 1925.

Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores”, and it is not clear exactly why it was shortened to S’mores.

Today, s’mores are made in many different ways. Some people spread peanut butter on the crackers before adding the other ingredients. They sometimes use peanut butter cups or other candy bars instead of chocolate and some of them even use marshmallow cream instead of roasted marshmallows.

National S’mores Day is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.

To celebrate, find a s’mores recipe to your taste, make a big campfire and share with your family and friends.

Post on social media using #NationalSmoresDay.

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Adéle Bloem

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