Celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10!

Get ready! National S’mores Day is Friday, August 10! If you’re like me, you have lots of happy memories of sitting around the campfire with a marshmallow on the end of a sharp stick or coat hanger and this weekend’s a great time to munch and make new memories!

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Here’s a double-decker s’more! Yum! (PRNewsFoto/The Hershey Company)

We don’t usually drop a lot of brand names here, unless we’re talking RVs, but in this case I’ll make an exception. I mean, really, to make a proper s’more, you need Hershey’s chocolate packaged in its neat, flat little squares.

“It’s time for National S’mores Day, which means family fun, campfire stories and gooey S’mores,” said Anna Lingeris, spokesperson for The Hershey Company.

The first s’mores recipe was published in the Girl Scouts handbook in 1927 and this weekend, you can keep the tradition alive, whether you’re at home or camping in your RV this weekend. Making s’mores usually involves a campfire, but you can wrap your s’more in foil and grill it for 1-2 minutes each side or pop it in the oven if it’s just too hot for a campfire, or if you want to take the party indoors in the air conditioning!
Classic S’Mores Recipe
1 graham cracker (broken in half)
1 Hershey bar (broken to fit on the cracker)
1 large marshmallow
Heat the marshmallow over an open campfire until it begins to brown and melt. Sandwich the chocolate between the cracker and the how marshmallow. Let it sit for a minute to allow the chocolate to melt a bit and the marshmallow to cool. Keep the napkins handy!
Here’s another recipe from Paula Deen for making s’mores in the oven.
And if you need one last good reason to make a s’more here it is. I’m on the road in my Airstream this week, and my hubby called this morning to inform me that dark chocolate has more antioxidants than blueberries. So, there you have it. Make that Hershey bar a dark chocolate bar, and you’re all set!

Do you make s’mores with your family when you’re camping? Do you have any fun stories or different recipes share?

Happy S’mores Weekend!