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Who created "s'mores"?

Happy birthday to a sweet friend who loves fires and [burnt] s'mores. Even though August 10th is technically National S'mores Day, July 9th will be the day I will always think about s'mores.


The first time the recipe for s’mores appeared in print was in 1927 in a Girl Scouts of America guidebook the called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. This guidebook gave tips for spending time in the wilderness and included some open campfire recipes. Many years later, troop leader Loretta Scoot Crew was given the credit for the s’mores recipe, which called for 16 graham crackers, 16 marshmallows, and 8 bars of chocolate. According to the original recipe, you toast marshmallows until they are gooey and melty and place them between graham crackers and add a chocolate bar, you get a tasty treat that is so good you will want ‘some more.’


I haven't met many people who don't appreciate a good s'more, though I do find the discussions about to burn or not to burn... patience on the perfectly golden brown or just set that marshmallow on fire and let it burn. Personally, I'm a golden-brown, patient, rotisserie roaster... my friend on the other hand is a, "Burn that thing!" Which are you?!




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