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A Summer Campfire Tradition

A Smore (sometimes spelled S'more) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. 

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.

Campfire Smores without Sticks:

2 graham crackers
2 - 3 marshmallows
chocolate bar
Special equipment: tin foil & tongs


  1. Build a campfire. One may already be flaming from the dinner grill or from the fire that you lit in the fireplace to keep you warm.
  2. Place one full graham cracker on the table.
  3. Add a full piece of chocolate to the graham cracker. The chocolate should cover the whole length of the graham cracker.
  4. Grab your full sized marshmallows. Place two or three of them on top of the chocolate.
  5. Get a second graham cracker. Place this on top of the marshmallows. Squish down your s'more sandwich without breaking the chocolate or crackers.
  6. Wrap the s'more in a piece of foil. Be sure to cover the whole s'more with a thin layer of foil.
  7. Place your foil wrapped s'more directly into the fire. If the s'more is completely engulfed in the flame, you will not need to flip it. This should take approximately 3 minutes to cook. If you must flip the s'more, give it about 4 minutes.
  8. Use the tongs to remove the s'more from the open campfire. Let the s'more cool for about 1 minute before attempting to open the foil. Enjoy!
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Microwave Smores:

2 graham cracker squares
1/2 plain chocolate bar
1 large marshmallow


  1. On paper towel place 1 graham cracker square.
  2. Top with chocolate and marshmallow.
  3. Micro on high 15 seconds or until marshmallow puffs.
  4. Remove from microwave oven and cover with the other cracker.
  5. Eat like a sandwich.
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Smores on a Stick

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 large marshmallows
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Special equipment: 4 cocktail picks


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish and set aside. Spear the marshmallows with the cocktail picks.
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Dip the marshmallow sticks in the chocolate, one at a time, and let any excess drip off. Roll in the graham cracker crumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Serve immediately. Or if you'd like the chocolate to set, refrigerate about 1 hour before serving.
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