Celebrate National S’mores Day!

Next Thursday, August 10 is National S’mores Day, and to celebrate we will be sampling s’mores at the kiosk from 11am – 1pm!

A S’more is the perfect combination of a toasted marshmallow that is squished between two crispy graham crackers topped with chocolate squares. Who can resist these warm, gooey, and crunchy messes?

S’mores Origin

Although the origin is unknown, the first documented “some more” recipe can be found in the publication of “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” from 1927. They were named “some more” because you could never really eat just one.  It wasn’t until 1971 where the name was shortened to S’more and the rest is history!

Today, S’mores can be considered a seasonal staple during the warm summer months when campfires can be found in just about everyone’s backyard. Usually campfire conversation leads to discussing the perfect way to roast a S’more; some like to rotate constantly to ensure an even golden-brown look whereas others enjoy placing the entire marshmallow in the flames until the outside is charred black.

Mix it Up!

Next time you’re around the campfire try breaking away from the traditional graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate routine.  Here are some ideas to mix it up:

  • Add fruit slices like bananas, strawberries and raspberries
  • Add peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spreads
  • Try different flavors of marshmallows
  • Use fudge-striped cookies instead of graham crackers
  • Use white chocolate squares with chocolate graham crackers

But what if you don’t have access to a fire pit? S’mores can easily be made in the microwave, over a grill, or in the oven.  It may take a while to perfect an alternative cooking method to a campfire, but it is just another reason to have “some more”! Happy Roasting!

Sources:

http://whitefish.org/smore-stuff/history-of-smores/

http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-they-called-s-mores

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