This is the last of the state desserts. I hope you’ve enjoyed the interesting history and through food, how we’ve come together as a nation.
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THOUGH NOBODY QUITE agrees on where s’mores came from (or who gave them their silly name), it’s clear to me that the things could only have been invented by a kid. Nobody over ten-years-old would ever think of squishing together a chocolate bar, a toasted marshmallow, and a pair of graham crackers, and calling it food.
That said, the s’more’s long yet vague history, dates back at least to 1927 when a recipe for the more formally designated “some mores” appeared in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, a helpful tome which also includes instructions for building 12 different kinds of campfires. Other sources attribute the original recipe to the Campfire Girls; and there’s also an argument that the gooey treat has its origins in the Victorian era, when popular picks for desserts were “sandwich cookies” and sponge cakes, variously filled with jam, cream, or lemon curd.
Alternatively, if the jump from elegant tea cake to sticky campfire snack seems a little much, other inspirational possibilities include the Mallomar—a graham cracker cookie topped with a blob of marshmallow and coated with chocolate, manufactured by Nabisco and first sold in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1913; or the MoonPie—a pair of graham cracker cookies with a marshmallow filling, dipped in chocolate – that first went on the market in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1917.
- 2 HERSHEY’S milk chocolate bars, broken into halves
- 4 graham crackers, broken into halves
- 4 marshmallows
Place ½ of milk chocolate bar on graham cracker half. Carefully toast a marshmallow over grill or campfire until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Place roasted marshmallow over chocolate and top with second graham cracker half; gently press together.
What I found is that there are so many different S’More recipes, Baked Alaska, In a Jar, etc. give it a try.