National S’mores Day is August 10th. Who knew there was an entire day to celebrate these ubiquitous campfire treats?
No one knows who invented s’mores. According to Wikipeida, the Campfire Marshmallow company published the first s’mores recipe in the early 1920s where it was called the Campfire Graham Cracker Sandwich. Here’s that recipe as it was originally printed:
Place a thin layer of sweet chocolate on a graham cracker, then a toasted marshmallow. Cover with another graham cracker. Especially for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. To be made around an open fire.
In 1927, the Girl Scouts published a book called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. It included a recipe for “Some More” which was the first time that term was used. I had to chuckle because the recipe included this warning: “Though it tastes like ‘some more’ one is really enough.”
How to Make S’mores
There are so many different ways to make s’mores! Roasting your marshmallow over a fire is the traditional way. These roasting forks will make it easy for the boys to
catch their marshmallows on fire toast their marshmallows. 🙂 You can purchase them through my Amazon affiliate link.
Even if you don’t have a campfire, you can still make s’mores. Your microwave is an excellent substitute for the campfire. You can use this fun microwavable s’mores maker. The arms hold the s’more together, so you’ll have nice and neat s’mores when they’re done.
I just ordered one in red! My boys are excited about using it to make s’mores. It just looks fun, doesn’t it?
If you want to make some awesome s’mores desserts, you have to check out Jan McCracken’s ebook, S’mores Galore: Ooey Gooey Recipes (No Campfire Required). I just got it, and I can’t wait to make some of these recipes. S’more Pizza, S’mores Lava Cake and Sourdough Gone S’more! are just a few I want to try. Jan even has a slow cooker s’more cake recipe.
Fun S’mores Games
Not long ago, I bought the Toasted or Roasted game (which you can get through my Amazon affiliate link). Grant and I have played it several times, and it’s a fun game. Because it’s in a resealable plastic bag with a handle, the game could easily be taken on a camping trip.
We haven’t played it, but the S’mores Card Game looks pretty fun! Have you played it? Let us know by writing a comment below.
And of course, “there’s an app for that.” Yes, you can play a s’mores games on your iPhone or iPad. Build your own s’more with More S’mores.
So, whether it’s National S’mores Day or not, enjoy these yummy treats! How do you enjoy s’mores?
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. If you’re going to make your s’mores at a campfire, check out my other campfire posts!