NATIONAL S’MORES DAY
National S’mores Day on August 10th recognizes the most popular campfire treat! Millions of people of all ages love this gooey, toasted treat.
S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores.” It is unclear when the word “S’mores” became the more common name.
Today, many variations on the original s’more find their way around a campfire.
- Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients.
- Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar.
- Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies.
- Add banana slices.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSmoresDay
Try this S’more Bar recipe at home. Enjoy and share with your friends and family. However, if you think s’mores are too messy for you but enjoy the flavor, add the s’more ingredients to delicious desserts. Cakes, pies, dips, trifles also offer a terrific way to enjoy the taste of a s’more.
How many different ways can you make a s’more? Use #NationalSmoresDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL S’MORES DAY HISTORY
National S’mores Day origins are currently unknown.
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On This Day in History
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes the chamber piece “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Serenade). As one of his most popular works, the composition wasn’t published until after his death.
The Paris museum now known as the Grand Louvre opened in the former royal palace.
The state known as the gateway to the West joins the Union as the 24th state.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with a paralytic illness at the family’s summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello. While doctors diagnosed the President with poliomyelitis, doctors today believe the cause of Roosevelt’s condition may have been a rare condition called Guillain–Barré syndrome.
President Coolidge dedicates Mount Rushmore in the South Dakota Black Hills.
The debut of Candid Camera brought humorous practical jokes played on unsuspecting everyday people to our living rooms.
Sunset Boulevard premiers at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The American film noir was directed by Billy Wilder and starred William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
The U.S. Treasury discontinues circulation of the $2. The design included the image of President Thomas Jefferson on one side and his Monticello estate on the other. In 1976, they reintroduced the bill as a Federal Reserve Note.
During the Perseid meteor shower, one fireball streaked across the sky during daylight hours. Visible from Utah to Canada, the fiery ball caused numerous calls to the FAA. It is the only known case of a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere and then leaving it again.
1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
Michael Jackson completes the deal to purchase ATV Music, including the catalog of Beatles songs, for $47 million.
Magellan enters orbit around Venus and begins mapping its surface.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the oath of office becoming the 2nd woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The United Kingdom tops 100°F for the first time in recorded history.
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Jack Haley – 1898
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Leo Fender – 1909
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Buddy Lewis – 1916
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Jimmy Dean – 1928
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Josh Gates – 1972
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