The first campfire of the season along with the first roasted hot dogs, marshmallows, and the best of all – s’mores.  Make sure you watch the video below!

I decided to see what was said about s’mores on the internet.  Here is Wikipedia’s definition of a S’more and where they might have originated from.  You can decide whether it is true or not (where they originated that is.  They have the definition pretty bang on – except for variations that people have created over the years.  You will see ours later in the blog.)

s’more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada,[1] consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.  

Etymology and Origins:
S’more appears to be a contraction of the phrase, “some more”. While the origin of the dessert is unclear, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” of 1927.[3] The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Scouts.[4] It is unknown whether the Girl Scouts were the first to make s’mores, but there appears to be no earlier claim to this snack. Although it is unknown when the name was shortened, recipes for “Some Mores” are in various  Girl Scout publications until at least 1971.

Recipe to make the perfect S’More
Watch the video and see for yourself!  Enjoy!  Be sure to attend at least one camp fire this summer and be sure to try out this s’more goodness recipe to have the perfect s’more every time!  Your friends will be amazed!  

By the way, don’t be too nervous about balancing the s’more on the end of the stick (necessary to have a two pronged stick for this!).  Be careful when you take  off the s’more … it’s hot.  We had a drop because of this.  I am happy to say while balancing and roasting the s’more we had none fall in the fire.  If you do not have a steady hand, find someone at your camp fire who does!  

 hile these S’mores were not made while camping, it is a camping must, so it is now part of the Series: Camping.  Check out more posts on camping here.