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National S’mores Day

S’mores are a classic summer treat. National S’mores Day is August 10. Once the sun sets and the campfire crackles, kids are always asking is it s’mores time? Something about the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow combination is very satisfying. Maybe it is because you lick your fingers to enjoy every last taste.

Did you know that s’more actually means “some more?” Both the Boy Scouts and the Girls Scouts refer to this campfire treat going back to the early 1900s. Betty Crocker published a recipe in the 1950s. Today, s’mores can be found in donuts, ice cream and many other foods.

The key to a good s’more is the marshmallow. Everyone has a preference on the amount of doneness of a marshmallow, but not all gooey candies are the same. If you can find some homemade marshmallows, you can taste the difference. Even if you get a big bag of Stay Puff, I would recommend really big marshmallows. The bigger surface area allows for more textures in your s’more.

If you don’t have a fire or fire pit available on National S’mores Day, don’t worry. S’mores can be made in the microwave. While you might lose the smoky flavor, you can capture the stickiness. No more than 15 seconds in the microwave and you can have this sticky, summertime treat.

For those fans who want the s’mores flavor without the mess can grab a s’mores donut, s’mores Frappuccino or some s’mores ice cream. I’m willing to bet that there is even a s’mores cocktail.  S’mores fans have taken over every category.