National S'mores Day

How ‘Bout A S’more!

When I think of summer, I think of making – and EATING! – S’mores. I have many wonderful memories of sitting by a campfire or BBQ and toasting – or, more often, burning – the marshmallows, then making the S’more sandwich of graham crackers, a wedge of chocolate, and of course, the now gooey marshmallow. YUM! It was so messy and delicious!

Good news regarding S’mores – Tomorrow, Saturday, August 10, is National S’mores Day!

Tell us how you’ll be celebrating the day in the comments section. Or you can share some S’more memories or even some unique S’more recipes.

Here are some S’more fun facts, from realsimple.com:

  • The first known s’mores recipe was published in the Girl Scouts handbook Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts in 1927. The snack was originally called “some mores.”
  • According to The S’mores Cookbook – and yes, there really is a S’mores Cookbook – Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year. It’s estimated that, during the summer, approximately 50% of marshmallows sold are roasted for S’mores.
  • If you don’t have access to an open fire, there are still plenty of ways to make S’mores. The S’mores Cookbook explains how to make the treat on the grill, in the broiler, with a kitchen torch, in a microwave, or over a gas stove, candle, or Sterno.
  • The popularity of the original S’more has inspired American food manufacturers to create other chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker treats, including Pop-Tarts, cereal, ice cream, and even Goldfish.
  • Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham invented the graham cracker in 1829 in Bound Brook, NJ.
  • According to The Hershey Company, the company produces more than 373 million milk chocolate bars each year, enough to make 746 million s’mores.

There are also many different variations that can be used to make S’mores. Just check out the graphic from allrecipes.com:

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I hope you all have a tasty weekend!

Best Regards,
Taylor

38 thoughts on “How ‘Bout A S’more!”

  1. I remember my father making s’mores on the kitchen stove-he would use a potholder and a fork-but he would use a different fork evertime until my mother yelled at him about burning all of her forks! Of course, no Girl Scout can think about s’mores without remembering eating s’mores with your situpon! I hope someone can tell you what that is!

  2. We like to use different flavored Hershey bars or Reese’s peanut butter cups to change it up every once in awhile. We also like to add a smear of peanut butter to the original s’more.

  3. We like to use Keebler fudge stripe cookies and marshmallows when camping. It’s a new twist on s’mores and they taste so good.

  4. It is interesting that there are several variations of the traditional s’mores recipe, which was the only one I knew. I first had them on the beach around 1968. Making them over a fire is my favorite and most successful way. I haven’t had them in years now, but I will always love the milk chocolate and roasted marshmallow heated over the open flame of a firepit.

  5. I have tried the Hershey Bar with the Reese’s Pieces in it, in my s’mores!!! It is awesome! Yummmmm!!!! 😋

  6. I love camping and we always made s’mores with grams,chocolate and mashmellows. At home I make them on the stove top.

  7. My husband had his very first s’more two nights ago while we were visiting friends on Cape Cod. He loved it@

  8. When I worked at a winery, I developed a s’mores-inspired treat that was always well received. I’d take a buttery cracker (like Ritz) top with a dollop of red wine jelly, a small piece of dark chocolate, then a toasted marshmallow on that.

  9. I have loved s’mores on this day as long as I can remember. It’s also my birthday today. My parents always made sure to have the s’mores supplies for me today. Now it’s 50 years later and I share the tradition with my grandchildren.

  10. My fond memory of Some More was in 1960 in the backyard of my Girl Scouts leaders home. The troop was having a sleepover, but I wasn’t able to due to my allergy the leader had me make mine over the bar b que before it got dark and I could walk home. My experience was the highlight of my young life. Even though I walked home crying. I so did want to camp out with my troop.

  11. I need to try the Rice Crispies S’more. Thanks for the post. I’ve never tried anything other than graham crackers.

  12. So, I’m not a huge chocolate eater but I love the idea behind S’mores and I hate to be a party pooper so I had to come up with something that would allow me to join in the fun. Here is my recipe

    Ingredients.

    1 Graham cracker
    1 marshmallow
    Spoonful of strawberry jam

    Roast marshmallow same as with S’mores.
    Replace chocolate bar with strawberry jam.
    ENJOY!

  13. When the S’mores Attack Came This Year!I was craving them so bad🤣😋And,all the money I had in my purse!No money in the bank,No Pennies to roll!No friends to borrow from!!My craving was driving me nutty!!I I didn’t had just enough money to buy graham crackers!But,No Chocolate or marshmallows!Well,I was walking towards the stores exit🙄I went down the baking isle!To my surprise!There was a big square metal container filled with bags of marshmallows filled with real chocolate already added to the marshmallows!!I couldn’t believe my luck & eyes!!Chocolate!!Already in the marshmallows!!So,I was 😁 happy that all the money I had was enough to purchase all the ingredients for my S’mores & my craving…Thanks For Letting Me Share My S’mores Story Taylor😏

  14. I dont like roasted marshmallows..I know crazy so I dip my marshmallow in Hershey’s chocolate syrup then rolled it in Graham cracker crumbs…yum

  15. I had never heard of S’mores until around 2006 when my granddaughter became a Girl Scout. I was the assistant troop leader for 6 years until 2018. During camp training I had to learn to make & teach our girls how to make s’mores. Those are happy memories. Living so close to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Lowe, The Low Country of South Carolina has several resorts that fire up the fire pits in the evening and invites all families to participate in making S’mores. Puts a twinkle in my eyes!

  16. Had s’mores last night roasted over an open fire. Did original graham cracker, chocolate bar along with the roasted marshmallow. Switched the chocolate bar with a Reese peanut butter cup. Have used a fudge striped cookie, no need to add chocolate bar unless you like lots, but this melts faster. Didn’t know we were celebrating national s’mores day when we ate them. Who knew!

  17. S’mores are a family favorite. Our grandchildren ask for S’mores whenever they come to visit. We always make them in the microwave whenever the season or weather is not conducive to having a campfire.

  18. I like to use Aldi dark chocolate bars for my s’mores. I am not a fan of milk chocolate. I spread a little peanut butter on the graham crackers. I roast my marshmallows untill they are melted on the inside and black on the outside.

  19. I love smores me and daughter fired up our little grill on summer day sitting out front of apartment and made them a cop drove by looked at us then grinned he went picked up a friend drove by again so they both looked at us they probably thought we were crazy or just enjoying ourselves

  20. I’m addicted to smores! I roast marshmallows all the time over my stove. And add them too my ice cream when i don’t have chocolate or graham crackers!

  21. I love s’mores! But I like them using a cheat method… I like to use fudge striped cookies(especially the mint stripe) and then use a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow… Sooo. Yummy!

  22. I worked at a summer camp and would make tons of s’mores in order to speed things along we would make many at a time for the littles that we had so the didn’t get near the raging fire pit. We cooked them on a piece of slate! These were the absolute best toasted grahams ever and still my preferred way of making a s’mores.

  23. With the exception of the weird little marshmallows one finds in some hot chocolate mixes, I find marshmallows off-putting. Thus, I’ve never understood the appeal of s’mores.* I love putting a piece of unsweetened bakers chocolate between the Girl Scout trefoils — that’s as close as I get to a s’more.

    * Full disclosure: an aid station on an ultramarathon I attempted had s’mores. In that moment, I found s’mores delicious.

  24. I like GF chocolate chip cookies and marshmallows. I get the crunch of the cookie and chocolate and the gooyey of the marshmallows. I keep hadi wipes on the table for those sticky hands.

  25. I have wonderful memories of s’mores from my younger days as a girlscout. I have a fireplace in my house. I love to get out the marshmallows in the winter and make a s’more!

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