Something other than bacon is a hit! There were many questions as to what a s’mores actually was. Basically it is two graham crackers with a roasted marshmallow(typically done over a fire) and a piece of chocolate in between.
How was the s’mores invented? S’mores is the contraction for “some more” and no one really knows who was the first creator. It was one of those recipes that was passed on by word of mouth and became a hit. According to Wikipedia, the first recorded version of the recipe is in the 1927 publication “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts”.
What is a graham Cracker? The original graham cracker was bland and created as a health food by Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham. It was created to help suppress unhealthy carnal urges. Now a days the graham cracker is sweetened with sugar or honey.
What is a marshmallow? The marshmallow is a whipped sugary confection. The marshmallow was originally used by the Egyptians for sore throats. In the 19th Century Confectioners in France created a sweet confection similar to the marshmallow of today.
For those of you outside the US and Canada, below are recipes links to make a graham cracker and marshmallows.
By Carolyn Bickford