Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's National S'mores Day!

This holiday ranks right up there with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Although I embrace ANY holiday that involves chocolate!  I mean, who doesn't LOVE s'mores??!!  S'mores are a favorite campsite treat for kids of ALL ages. If you're at a campfire, chances are, there's s'mores. Sticky and gooey, loaded with sugar and carbs, s'mores are nothing short of delicious.

National S'mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It's appropriately placed in campfire time.  The origin of s'mores dates back to the 1920's.  It's believed the recipe was created by the Campfire Girls, but there are also claims made that the Girl Scouts were the first to discover this treat. (NOTE:  I became a Campfire Girl after learning that Girl Scouts did not, in fact, get to eat boxes of GS cookies at their meetings.)  The first known recipe for "Some More," appeared in the 1927 book "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts." That recipe that was little changed by 1940, when William Gould Vinal included it in his "Nature Recreation: Group Guidance for the Out-of-Doors."  Before long, s'mores became a popular campfire desssert.  S'more folklore suggests that s'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, everyone chanted "gimme some more!" 

And while they say you should make these treats around a roaring camp fire, I've been known to turn on the gas stove and toast up a marshmallow for instant s'more gratification.  Anyone else ever done that?

RECIPE:  Two graham crackers for outsides. Square of hershey's chocolate to fit. Add toasted marshmallow and squish together. Repeat until bag of marshmallows is empty.

1 comment:

Gloria said...

More smores please :)