Have you heard the big holiday news? If your taste buds are screamin’ for a sweet treat to eat, you’re in luck! According to a Today report published on Aug. 7, a delicious occasion is coming up and Americans are in the mood to celebrate. Aug. 10, 2014, is National S’mores Day, an annual food holiday that celebrates one of the sweetest combinations of deliciousness known to mankind!
In honor of National S'mores Day, check out these fun S'more trivia facts, recipes and events across America. Sweet!
Loretta Scott Crew is often credited as the “inventor” of the sweet treats when her recipe first appeared in the “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” book back in the late 1920s.
Ever wonder where the name “S’more” came from? Legend has it that some children said “Gimme some more” after gobbling up some S'mores at a campfire.
Speaking of names – where did the name “graham cracker” come from? Rev. Sylvester Graham is credited as “inventor” the graham cracker.
Just how popular are S’mores? According to Hershey's, it is estimated that 2.1 million S’mores are consumed every day during the summer months. And guess where the most S'mores are eaten? Grand Rapids, Michigan.
National S’mores Day 2014 Events
The Cravory Bakery will be servin' up S'mores for $1 in honor of the event. Mmmmmm!
Hot Cakes will also be celebrating National S'mores Day all weekend long with S'mores inspired treats and drinks. And on Sunday, they'll be roasting marshmallows outside.
Lake Raystown Resort Lodge and Conference Center will be celebrating S'mores Day in a great big way! Stop by the 4th Annual National S’more’s Day event on Aug. 10, 2014, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. for all sorts of S'more fun. Besides S'more eating and building contests with prizes, there will also be S'more refreshments and activities for folks of all ages - for free!
These sweet concoctions typically combine decadent chocolate with ooey gooey marshmallows sandwiched between two crisp graham crackers. Sweet! While the classic S’more was melted to perfection over a roaring campfire, you can make the sweet treats in a variety of ways.
While the traditional 3-ingredient s’mores are just fine and dandy, be sure to check out the classic S’mores recipe from Hershey’s listed below. You can even make your own using the power of the sun.
Classic Hershey’s S'mores Recipe
1 HONEY MAID Graham Cracker
1 (1.55 oz.) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar
1 large JET-PUFFED Marshmallow
Directions On the Grill:
Preheat grill to medium-hot. Build S'more by placing 1/2 of a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar and one large JET-PUFFED Marshmallow between two HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Squares. Lightly wrap S'more in aluminum foil, then place on grill. Grill 4 to 5 minutes or until marshmallow is melted.
Directions Over A Fire:
Roast one large JET-PUFFED Marshmallow slowly over a fire. Place 1/2 of a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar on the HONEY MAID Honey Graham and then put the roasted marshmallow in the middle. Top with the other graham half.
Solar-Powered S'mores - Who needs a campfire when you can use the power of the sun? Check out this fun, and delicious, project sure to be a great big hit with kids of all ages!