Are you ready for something gooey and delicious? The S’more is the quintessential camping and outdoor treat. Millions of s’mores are consumed by Americans every single year. It is actually one of the few treats in the world that is only recognized in America, but there are many Canadians that enjoy them as well. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also simple to make. All you need is a roasted marshmallow, a chocolate bar, and two graham crackers.
So, go outside tonight, light a little fire, and enjoy some of these tasty treats while we provide you with some insight on a classic campfire delicacy.
A History Of National S’mores Day
The word “s’more” is a contraction of the words “some” and “more”. One of the earliest s’more recipes can be found in an early camping book titled A Book Of 150 Recipes Prepared With Campfire. The author of the book referred to it as a “Graham Cracker Sandwich”.
The term s’more first appeared in a 1938 recipe publication for summer camps. It was then that the name stuck. Larger recipe publications like Betty Crocker began using the name as well, giving it the legitimacy that it deserved.
S’mores are made by roasting marshmallows over a campfire or stovetop until they are browned then place each of the roasted marshmallows on top of a piece of chocolate. Place the marshmallow and chocolate between two graham crackers. You have a s’more!
“You’re killin’ me, Smalls! Okay, these are s’mores stuff. Now pay attention. First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallow’s flaming, you stick it on the chocolate. Then, you cover it with the other end.”
- Ham Porter (The Sandlot)
How To Celebrate National S’mores Day
The best way to celebrate National S’mores Day is to make some s’mores at home. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a camping trip and bring along a s’mores kit, so you can make some under the stars. Discover some new s’mores recipes such as this one, or share the idea of a s’more with someone who has never had one before.
S’More Quality Time, Please
S’mores are the most popular campfire snack in America. When the weather starts to get cooler and the leaves change color, you can smell the campfires in the air. As soon as that smell arrives, grab your s’mores supplies and make some memories!
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