I’ve never met a person who didn’t like s’mores. Even my non-sweet eating husband has been known to sneak a bite or two behind the barbecue grill when no one was looking. I’m not surprised. What’s not to love about oozey melted chocolate and ooey, gooey toasted marshmallows sandwiched between crunchy graham crackers? Nothing, that’s what. Never mind that they’re sticky and messy and a pain to eat. That’s part of their charm. They’re “s’mores”, and the name speaks for itself.
Although I found no concrete proof of this, s’mores are said to have been invented by a group of Girl Scouts on a camping trip, in the early part of the 20th century. In fact, the first published recipe for s’mores appeared in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook. You’ve got to hand it to those Girl Scouts. They’re an industrious bunch! I wish I had been a Girl Scout when I was a kid. My mother told me that that that they didn’t have Girl Scouts where we lived. I think she made that up. She said the same thing when I asked if I could take ballet lessons. My mother was never much of a joiner.
Mini SGCC was a Girl Scout though. She made it all the way through from Brownies to Cadettes. Then she discovered boys, and that was the end of scouting – and s’mores. read more >>