Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gearing up for National S'mores Day!

Did you know that August 10th is National S'mores Day?—a holiday entirely devoted to honoring and enjoying the fun, delicious and messy fireside snack called S'mores. While the origin of the dessert is unclear, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts" from 1927. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Girl Scouts. Although it is unknown when the name was shortened, recipes for "Some Mores" are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971. reports that in honor of S'mores, Girl Scouts everywhere are celebrating National S'mores Day on August 10.

"Every time we go camping we have S'mores," says Senior Girl Scout Taryn Gallaway. "S'mores make camping just a little bit better, because we are never allowed to have snacks or candy in our tents or cabins. So, when it is time for s'mores, they are a welcome treat. Also, everybody knows that chocolate is a girl's best friend, so it is great to have the ooey gooey goodness along on every trip," she added.

What is your favorite S'mores memory? Do you have any unusual S'mores recipes?