If there's any tasty campfire treat that deserves an entire day of recognition, it's the gooey and delightful s'more. This dessert is like a tiny, yet flavorful, sandwich containing roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate compressed between two crispy graham crackers.
National S'mores Day is celebrated annually on August 10th. The origin of this yummy treat is somewhat unclear, but it seems as though the original recipe for s'mores, referred to here as "some mores," can be found in a 1927 Girl Scout handbook called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.
Since the original version of the s'more was created, people have put their own twist on this mini sticky sandwich. Instead of the traditional marshmallow and chocolate fillings, some prefer peanut butter or caramel between their graham crackers. There's even creations like s'moreos where you add Oreos to the middle of the traditional s'more, and s'more cake and pie recipes! We hunted down the most unique s'more creations out there in honor of National S'mores Day!
1. S'more Sandwich Cookies
Melt that delicious marshmallow and chocolate just as you would with a classic s'more, but this time between two of your favorite cookies. You can use soft chocolate chip, succulent shortbread, or whatever you prefer! Get the recipe from Taste of Home here.
2. S'mores Cheesecake
If you're a cake lover, this is the recipe for you. This time the marshmallows are on top rather than the gooey filling in the middle! Get the recipe here.
3. Chocolaty S'mores Bars
These are sure to be a popular snack for any party since they can be made in large batches to serve multiple people! The drizzled chocolate on top is my favorite part; I tried these bars last summer and fell in love with them. Snag the recipe here.
4. S'mores Pizza
Two American favorites meshed into one: s'mores and pizza. It can be enjoyed as a meal or a snack, either way it's just as tasty. Delish provides the recipe here, along with a video tutorial.
5. S'mores Pancakes
Who ever said you can only enjoy s'mores as a dessert? This traditional treat can be part of breakfast too! Find out how to create this beauty here.
6. S'mores Cinnamon Rolls
Another take on s'mores for breakfast, look at this glorious, sweet s'more cinnamon roll. But let's not limit this treat to breakfast, you can enjoy it anytime of day inside or out by the fire! Delish gives their take on this treat here.
7. Triple-Dipped S'mores Apples
Looking to add a little fruit to your s'more? Instead of the traditional caramel apple, create a s'more apple covered in graham cracker crumbs, layered with chocolate and marshmallow. Learn how to make it here.
8. S'mores Macarons
These cute bite-sized macarons make for the perfect snack. They may look small but they are full of flavor! Bakers Royale has a great recipe for this treat here.
9. Peeps Skillet S'mores
How creative is this! This recipe is quick and simple, and the end results are colorful and crowd pleasing! Learn about how to make it here.
10. S'mores Margarita
Last but not least, we have the delectable s'more margarita that gives you all the flavor of a traditional s'more without the sticky mess! Check it out here.
These look tasty to you? Give them a try today! Maybe you prefer the traditional s'more, and that's okay! There's nothing wrong with loving the original recipe; it's just as delicious. When it comes to roasting those marshmallows over the fire, be sure you have the right equipment. Check out these marshmallow roasting skewer sets that will help you make the best s'more of summer.
After all, the best way to celebrate a national holiday like this is with a bonfire of course. Grab the three s'more ingredients, call up family and friends, and get the fire going. Don't have a fire pit? Take a look at this variety of wood-burning pits and gas pits, and don't forget the accessories!