Happy National S’mores Day!

Did you know that the oldest recipe for s’mores can be found in a Girl Scout publication from 1927?  Girls are so smart. Back then, they were called “some mores” before the name was shortened to the one we all use today. In fact, they were called “some mores” in Girl Scout books up until the ‘70s!

S’mores have come a long way over the years. Now they come in all kinds of variations and products – including the Hershey’s S’mores candy bar and S’mores Pop Tarts. But nothing compares to the good ole standard that Girl Scouts make at every Girl Scout camp, every night, across the county, by the camp fire. What has also evolved is that girls have gotten more creative with the S’more and like experimenting by making them in different ways. Some Girl Scouts even use Girl Scout Cookies like the Thanks-A-Lot in place of graham crackers! Now THAT sounds tasty and you don’t need chocolate bars with that method!

This is the perfect time of year for making S’mores. Who doesn’t like spending summer nights roasting marshmallows over a campfire? But, if you don’t have access to a campfire and a trusted Girl Scout chef, there are still ways you can enjoy this delicious treat! Here is a recipe you can try at home any time of year:

S’mores Pops

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

20 marshmallows

6 graham crackers, crushed

20 skewers or lollipop sticks

5 plastic cups

Directions:

  1. Punch small holes in the bottom of the plastic cups. Slide lollipop sticks through and turn the cup upside down (this will help later)
  2. Push 1 marshmallow onto each stick
  3. Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds. Stir, then microwave for another 20 seconds. Repeat until melted.
  4. Dip each marshmallow in the hot chocolate and then sprinkle generously with graham crackers. Allow to harden.
  5. Enjoy!

Posted by April Christenson

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