Nothing says summer like a classic s’more, and August is an appropriate month to celebrate this delicious campfire staple. Get your jumbo marshmallows skewered—August 10 is National S’mores Day!
First, a few fun s’mores facts:
- The first printed record of the s’mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook 86 years ago in 1927.
- Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.
- The Hershey Company makes more than 500 million Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars a year. That’s enough to make more than one billion s’mores.
And some variations on this ooey, gooey chocolaty goodness:
Of course, the typical s’more is made by squishing a roasted marshmallow and a chocolate bar between two graham crackers. But there are a hundred different ways to add a twist. Here are a few great ideas for National S’mores Day.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter S’mores. Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter onto a thin, crisp chocolate wafer, then squish a toasted marshmallow on top with another chocolate wafer.
Nutty Banana S’mores. If you want a different type of chocolate in your s’more, then try out these nutty ones made with graham crackers, Nutella, a sliced banana and a toasted marshmallow.
Strawberry and Chocolate S’mores. Add a fruity twist by pairing strawberry slices with graham crackers, dark chocolate squares and a melty marshmallow.
Ginger and Salted Caramel S’mores. There are so many great benefits to adding ginger to your diet, so why not add it to your s’mores? Give your taste buds a kick when you squish a caramel-filled chocolate bar and a roasted marshmallow between two ginger snap cookies. Make these even better with a salted caramel drizzle!
Before you shop: Looking for more yummy goodness on National S’mores Day? Well check out our post on Leftover Easter Candy for more delicious treats, including a great recipe for Peeps S’mores! Just be sure to watch them in the microwave—they tend to blow up if heated for too long.