With July upon us, it feels like summer is in full swing. There is one treat that is a must any time there is a fire, but also anytime you go to summer camp. That treat: S'mores. But I have to wonder, where did they come from? Who came up with this combination of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows? I decided to do a little research. (*Cue 1930's swing music*). 

Brief history of classic treat

According to whitefish.org, "The treat was developed by campers in the early part of the 20th century, making use of the fairly new mass-produced marshmallows." 20th century? Wow. They have been around for quite some time. The production crew had to find something to do with all of the marshmallows they were making.

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I figure the factory workers were sitting around for lunch and one got a brilliant idea to heat one up, then it went from there.  Whitefish.org also comments on where the first s'mores recipe was published, which was in the Girl Scouts handbook. The publication took place in 1927, and although this recipe was published as the official S'more recipe, there are still major questions about where the actual recipe came from. Through my research of who created the actual s'more, it seems as if that will always remain a legend. One article that I read stated that it was a gentlemen from Russia whose last name was Smore and he just passed down the recipe through word of mouth. The word S'more is believed to come from two words that we all use on a regular basis, "some" and "more." Now if you can imagine some folks sitting around the campfire eating these gooey marshmallows and attempting to ask for "some more" it probably came out slurred and thus the beginning of "s'more."

Upon research, I found several different recipes to make the "perfect S'more" including things like Peanut Butter cups, or chocolate syrup.  But what it boils down to is a toasted marshmallow (or microwaved), two graham crackers, and a chunk (yes, I said chunk) of chocolate.

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Smash them together and you'll be asking for s'more! #Travel #Summerfest #Swimming