National S’mores Day

National S’mores Day is is celebrated on August 10th of each year.  National S’mores Day was created to celebrate the traditional campfire treat consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

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. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Scouts. 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 1973.