What is a summer without s’mores? Growing up we always went out to the sand dunes and had a picnic and always did s’mores’ Raising our kids we always had them camping or bbq’s in the back yard.
Do you know where they came from?
The history of s’mores is somewhat unknown, but the first recipe The first printed S’mores recipe appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout handbook called, Tramping and Trailing in 1927 by Loretta Scott Crew who made them at a campfire for the scouts.
It is unknown when the name was shortened, but recipes for “Some Mores” are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973.
But you know the best part of the s’more is not it’s history, but it’s taste. Let me share with you the original 1927 recipe for s’mores compliment’s of the girl scouts.
8 sticks (for toasting the marshmallows)
16 graham crackers
8 bars plain chocolate (any of the good plain brands, broken in two)
Toast two marshmallows over the coals to a crisp gooey state and then put them inside a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich. The heat of the marshmallow between the halves of chocolate bar will melt the chocolate a bit. Though it tastes like “some more” one is really enough. “
National S’mores Day is August 10th. And you don’t need to know who invented the s’more to know that’s going to be a very good day..
If you don’t have access to a campfire, you can always make s’mores at home in your kitchen.
S’more pops from Gimme Some Oven
Inside-out S’mores Cake from Hungry Rabbit
Smores Oatmeal from Annie’s Eats
S’mores Dip from The Recipe Critic
5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake from How Sweet It Is
Smores Ice Cream From the Sweet Life
Smores Nachos from the Daily Meal
S’mores Pie Pops From The Gunny Sack
S’mores Popcorn From Crazy Little Projects
S’Mores Waffles From parade.condenast
S’more Fun Facts…….
• Of the 90 million pounds of marshmallows American buy every year. 50 percent of those are toasted over the fire during the summer (and that’s a lot of marshmallows.)
• The original S’mores recipes has inspired major American food manufacturers to make S’mores Grahams children’s cereal as well as the Hershey’s S’mores candy bar — both of which have now been discontinued — proving once again that making S’mores is half the fun.
For More S’mores Recipe Inspiration See My Making S’mores Recipes Board On Pinterest!
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