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The History of the S’more

Asher's Milk Chocolate Covered S'more

The word ‘s’more’ conjures images of childhood campfires. You’re probably envisioning them right now – gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate gushing between two graham crackers. With all that deliciousness, resisting a second is nearly impossible. Therefore, the name “some more” is where the summer treat’s name originates. However, when was this delicious campfire staple first created?

S’more Precursors

The first s’more recipe originated in a Girl Scout’s publication in 1927 entitled Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. The organization credits the dessert to Loretta Scott Crew, and publications listed the treat as “Some Mores” until 1971.

Before the Girl Scouts’ version, the Mallomar and Moon Pie appeared on grocery store shelves in 1913 and 1917, respectively. They both include graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate but can’t hold a candle to a handmade s’more.

How to Make a S’more

A handmade s’more starts with three ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate candy bars and graham crackers. Toast one or two marshmallows over the fire, and then layer them with small chocolate bar pieces between two graham cracker squares.

While this traditional recipe tastes delicious as you camp out on National S’mores Day, you can make the delectable dessert in the oven or microwave year round. Simply heat the marshmallows until they’re puffed and layer them with the accompanying ingredients.

Exotic S’more Recipes

Traditional s’mores taste delicious, but ingredients such as white chocolate, peanut butter cups and chocolate graham crackers can change the treat’s flavor. For an even bigger twist on the classic, prepare one of these exotic s’more recipes.

A S’more Pie uses a nine-inch graham cracker crust, which is then topped with a seven-ounce jar of marshmallow crème and one small package of prepared instant chocolate pudding. Refrigerate the pie for 1-1/2 hours before serving.

S’more Cookies use oatmeal cookies which are then topped with four ounces of chocolate and marshmallows. Roast the marshmallows over a preheated grill set to high. Slide the roasted white fluff onto an oatmeal cookie and top with a second cookie. The chocolate will melt as the creation sits for a few minutes.

Holiday S’more Bars combine one cup of melted butter, one-third cup white sugar and three cups graham cracker crumbs that are mixed and pressed into a pan. Top the crust with two cups of chocolate chips and three cups of miniature marshmallows. Bake the bars until the marshmallows melt, cool the bars and cut them into squares.

Covering Ritz crackers with peanut butter, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows can create cold Weather S’mores. Bake them on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees for two to four minutes or until they’re golden brown and toasty.

Is your mouth watering yet for a delicious, messy s’more? Whether you enjoy the traditional version, an exotic recipe or even Asher’s Chocolate Covered S’mores, these desserts have been delighting taste buds for nearly 90 years and show no signs of stopping any time soon.