Whether they are legitimate or not, we sure do love the "National Holidays" folks celebrate via social media. Come on, we're sure you've seen your friends cheers-ing on National Tequila Day on Snapchat or enjoying a scoop or two on National Ice Cream Day on Instagram, so we know you know what we're talking about. August is full of these days worth celebrating. As a matter of fact, this Thursday, August 10th, is one of our favorites, National S'mores Day!
In case you don't know, a s’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. The origin of this campfire favorite 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, they describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores” for this perfectly melty summertime snack. It is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores” but it definitely describes this classic combination perfectly.
Today, we're bringing you five of our favorite recipes that put a spin on these traditional treats. Join us in celebrating National S'mores Day with these sweet snacks!
Just two of our favorites combined into one. We could eat this double dessert every single day of the summer (winter, spring and fall too). Yum! Get the recipe here.
Deep Fried S'mores
We've had deep fried Oreos. We've had deep fried Snickers. But we've never had deep fried S'mores! These ooey-gooey bite size doughnut-like treats are all we want to eat after a day in the summer sun. Check out the recipe here!
S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you want something to cool you down after a long summer's day, this is the treat to beat. Nothing will hit the spot quite like this s'mores ice cream sandwich! Find out the recipe here and whip up some of your own before summer's gone.
S'mores Campfire Cones
Just 1, 2, 3--3 ingredients to transform this traditional treat. Keep the marshmallow-mess contained in a sugar cone for the ultimate late night snack. Get the complete recipe here!
Ultimate S'mores Milkshake
Last but definitely not least, this ultimate milkshake is what dreams are made of! Overflowing with nostalgia and sugar, you'll forget all about your beach-body diet to sip on one of these for the rest of the summer. Indulge with this recipe!
Everything is s'more fun with a good dessert. Keep summer exciting with these sweet treats and devour the details of National S'mores Day with us this Thursday!