General

7 Ways to Take Your S’mores to the Next Level on #NationalSmoresDay

Happy National S’mores Day!

Today is a VERY important national holiday (who doesn’t love S’mores), but also a great opportunity to expand your knowledge. Everyone knows about the classic, toasted deliciousness we call the S’more. But, did you know the first-known recorded version of a “S’mores” recipe can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927? The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for Girl Scouts. At Girl Scouts, we take our history and traditions pretty seriously, but we also recognize the need to try new things. Even a treat as perfect as the S’more could use a little elevating! That’s why we’re celebrating with 7 ways to take your S’mores to the next level.

Put it in a waffle cone. We know that sounds weird, but trust us! Gather all of your delectable ingredients (mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc.), drop them inside the cone, wrap the waffle cone in tin foil and place it in the fire, the oven or on the grill!

Make it in a skillet. Put your chocolate and marshmallows in a cast iron skillet and heat it up for a delicious S’mores dip you can enjoy indoors! Crunchy graham crackers will help you scoop up the perfect chocolate to marshmallow ratio, every time. Forget that spinach dip or chips and salsa, s’mores dip is what parties are made of.

Freshen things up. Replace your Hershey’s with an Andes Mint or a York Peppermint Patty. Why pop a breath mint after dinner, when you can finish things off with a S’more? It just makes more sense.

Bring on the peanuts! Replace your Hershey’s with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. If you can find the bars instead of the actual Reese cups, they work a little better and are often found in the theater candy or baking area in your local grocery store. You’re adding peanut butter to something that’s already incredible… what more can we say?

Add a strawberry. WARNING: This suggestion is so delicious it may cause a fight between campers or woodland creatures, we recommend prepping lots of strawberries in advance. Once you’ve sliced up your strawberries, just sandwich one between your toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and two crunchy graham crackers. Yummm!

Add more Girl Scout goodness. Just when you didn’t think it was possible for a s’more to get any better… try bringing Girl Scout Cookies into the mix. Ditch the graham crackers and use Trefoils or Shortbread as your base. Those are our favorite suggestions, but who’s to say you can’t use Samoas, Tagalongs, or Thin Mints! Things may get messy, but we promise not to judge.

National-Smore-Day-2015-1

Share with friends!­ Hanging out by the campfire is about much more than S’mores. It’s about friendship and fun! The best way to take your S’mores to the next level is to share them with your sister Girl Scouts or best friends. Nothing seals the bonds of friendship quite like the ooey-gooey goodness of toasted marshmallow. Making S’mores brings together the best of ingredients and the best of friends.

National-Smore-Day-2015-3

Shout out to Troop #42820, Megan S. aka Tortoise, and our amazing volunteers (Karen M., Kelly K., and Marylee L.) for sharing their amazing s’mores ideas with us!