By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
The S’more – a staple at campfires and cookouts. The s’more has been around since the turn of the 20th century when it is said that people were looking for something to do with marshmallows besides eat them right out of the package.
The actual invention of the s’more is not attributed to any one person. It is said that it was invented by campers and vacationers and spread by word of mouth and sharing the tasty treat over a campfire. However, the Girl Scouts played a significant role in launching the s’more into pop culture history, when the 1927 Girl Scout handbook published the first recipe for the s’more.
Here is the original text from the handbook that first mentions s’mores:
8 sticks for toasting the marshmallows
16 graham crackers
8 bars plain chocolate (any of the good plain brands broken into two)
Toast two marshmallows over the coals to a crispy, gooey state. Then put them inside a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich.
The heat of the marshmallow between the halves of chocolate bar will melt the chocolate bar a bit. Though it tastes like “some more,” one is really enough.
Makes 8 servings.
So not like you need a reason to indulge in a s’more this weekend – but if you feel like you do need a reason – here it is – Saturday is National S’mores Day! Have s’more of that s’more with your Girl Scouts!