August 10th is National S’mores day! While this tasty treat brings back memories of cozy summer nights around a campfire, traditional s’mores are actually rooted in Girl Scout history! The first recorded recipe for a S’more was published in the 1927 Girl Scout Guidebook “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” A troop leader named Loretta Scott Crew was credited to the recipe, who would reportedly make them by the campfire to feed hungry Girl Scouts!
In the recipe, Loretta calls for graham crackers, plain chocolate and marshmallows. She instructs to toast the marshmallows to a “crispy, gooey state,” placing the marshmallow on top of a chocolate bar and in between two graham crackers to create a “Some More.” It’s unclear when the name was shortened to simply “S’more,” but recipes for “Some Mores” are found in various Girl Scout publications until 1971.
Get ready to honor your Girl Scout heritage and try out one of these creative combinations for National S’mores Day! Is your troop celebrating? Send us your photos to email@example.com.
If you’re a fan of both the salty and sweet things in life, grab your peanut butter and try out one of these delightful combinations!
Graham cracker, peanut butter (or peanut butter cup!), strawberry jam or strawberry slices, marshmallow
The Elvis S’more
Graham cracker, banana, peanut butter cup, marshmallow, (bacon optional!)
Graham cracker, peanut butter, marshmallow
Parent Trap S’more
Oreos, marshmallow, peanut butter
Add some fruit to your creation for a fresh take on this classic treat!
Berries and Cream S’more
Graham cracker, white chocolate, berries (of any kind!), marshmallow
Banana Split S’more
Graham cracker, chocolate, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, marshmallow
Chocolate Covered Strawberry S’more
Chocolate graham cracker, sliced strawberries, Nutella, marshmallow
Graham cracker, sliced pineapple, white chocolate, toasted coconut, marshmallow
Caramel Apple S’more
Graham cracker, caramel topping/dulce de leche, sliced apples, marshmallow, crushed peanuts (optional)
- Add cinnamon graham crackers for an Apple Pie S’more!
Graham cracker, whipped cream cheese, jam (of your choice), berries, marshmallow
Caramel lovers unite! Add caramel topping or dulce de leche to these combinations for a sticky and sweet delight!
Salted Caramel S’more
Graham cracker, chocolate, caramel topping/dulche de leche, sea salt, marshmallow
Caramel Churro S’more
Cinnamon graham cracker, caramel topping/dulce de leche, marshmallow
Caramel de Lite S’more
Graham cracker, chocolate, caramel topping, toasted coconut, marshmallow
Candy Bar S’mores
- Graham cracker, chocolate, caramel topping, pretzels, marshmallow
Not a fan of additional toppings? Try sticking to the basics of chocolate and marshmallow, but swapping out traditional graham crackers for a cinnamon or chocolate variety. Better yet, use your favorite Girl Scout cookie! What are your favorite S’mores combinations? Share with a fellow Girl Scout and send photos of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org!