8 Things You Didn't Know about S'mores for National S’mores Day

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National S’mores Day is here, and it's time to celebrate one of the most popular treats of the summer. We have gathered some fun facts about this national delicacy, as well as some creative recipe ideas for you to enjoy at home.

  1. The first published recipe for this treat was inside the Girl Scout handbook in 1927. The original name was actually called “some mores”, which has since been condensed into one word. You can even take a look at the original recipe.
  1. Annually, Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows. About half of these marshmallows are used during the summer to be used specifically to make s’mores.
  1. Although most marshmallows are used in the summer during camp fires, the majority of marshmallows are sold in the months of October and December.
  1. The graham cracker was invented in 1829 by a minister named Sylvester Graham. The original purpose of the minister’s creation was to suppress what he considered to be sinful desires.
  1. The world’s largest s’more was made in 2014 and weighed over 267 pounds. The recipe used 140 pounds worth of marshmallows and required over 100 volunteers.
  1. Each year, The Hershey Company makes more than 370 million chocolate bars, enough to make over 740 million s’mores.
  1. S’mores are so popular that many restaurants are putting their own spin on the recipe for new and fun creations. These iterations include s’more martinis, s’more French fries, and more.
  1. There are many different ways you can make s’mores at home. Try some of these easy s'more recipes that combine some of your other favorite treats.

Take advantage of these deals below to create some of those s’mores recipes at home:

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