S’mores bring back so many memories of my days as a girl scout and then my son’s and daughter’s days as scouts. Making s’mores are easy – only take three ingredients—graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and melted chocolate bars. You assemble them with graham crackers on the outside and chocolate and marshmallows in the middle and then roast them over a fire as we recently did at a bonfire in Conway.
One day my son was walking around at a local Goodwill and found a s’more maker and bought it! Now we can have them at home without waiting for a bonfire. Ignoring the calories, they are a fun activity for the family.
According to Punchbowl.com, the first official s’mores recipe was published in the Girl Scout Handbook in 1927, but culinary historians believe that the tradition began much earlier. Over the years, the recipe was passed from camper to camper and eventually became the most famous fireside dessert. Ever wondered why it is called a s’more? Because you’ll always want “some more” of this decadent sweet! And we do!! Hmm, maybe tonight.
Today, grab a few friends, make a campfire, and have some s’mores. No bonfire? No problem! You can toast marshmallows in a toaster oven or a microwave. Happy National S’mores Day!