National S’mores Day

National S’mores Day

When I think of camping, I think of S’mores. They just go together. As we get ready to head out on some camping adventures over the next few months, I am looking forward to enjoying some S’mores around the campfire. And what better way to celebrate National S’mores Day than to look at some of the history behind this popular tasty treat?

Each year on August 10, this delicious creation is celebrated. Just in case you’re not aware, a S’more consists of a chocolate bar and a roasted marshmallow that is sandwiched between two graham crackers. It is pure delight! 

S’mores were originally called “some mores” and the recipe first showed up in a girl’s scout book in 1927 called “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” Later, it became known as a S’more. This campfire treat has been around for more than 90 years and continues to be a favorite of kids and adults -- especially while camping.

The original S’more recipe is a fan favorite, but over time people have added their own twists resulting in some delightful treats. I thought it would be fun to share one of those S’mores recipes (with a twist) I hope to try on one of our upcoming camping adventures.

Recipe for S’mOreos from the Taste of Home website:

Ingredients

  1. Oreo cookies
  1. tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  2. whole graham crackers, halved
  1. milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), quartered
  1. large marshmallows

Directions

1. Spread both sides of each Oreo cookie with peanut butter; place each on a graham cracker half. Top with chocolate.

2. Using a long metal skewer or long-handled fork, toast marshmallows 6 inches from medium-hot heat until golden brown, turning occasionally. Place on chocolate; cover with remaining graham crackers. Serve immediately.  

Happy National S’mores Day!


Today is National S'mores Day! Learn the history behind this classic dessert.