Saturday, August 10, 2013

Happy National S'mores Day

I love s'mores. For those who don't know what s'mores are, they are a dessert popular at campfires, made up of graham crackers, chocolate and perfectly toasted golden brown marshmallows. 

Today is National S'mores Day, so now is your chance to have this wonderful summer dessert. 

The recipe for s'mores first appeared in the Girl Scout Handbook in 1927 and I have to admit, I made and ate my first s'mores at Girl Scout camp.  

You don't need a campfire to make them, although that is the preferred method. My friends and I have toasted marshmallows over grills (gas and charcoal) and inside on gas burners (have never tried inside on electric burners.) 

Here's a recipe for s'mores fully contained in foil to prevent melted marshmallow mess, but where's the fun in that? 

Some people drink s'more martinis and other's make s'more brownies.

If you can't make s'mores today, fear not, you can always wait until August 30th which is National Toasted Marshmallow Day.


  1. I've loved these since I was a girl scout at camp! We still make them on our firepit and now they have the square marshmallows!