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A s'more with a marshmallow that has been microwaved
Main ingredient(s) Graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows

A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional night time campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.[1] National S'mores Day is celebrated yearly on August 10 in the United States.[2]

Etymology and origins[edit]

S'more appears to be a contraction of the phrase "some more". The first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927.[3] Although the Girl Scouts were not the first to make s'mores, reports on the group as early in 1925 describe them.[4] Merriam-Webster marks 1974 as the first use of s'more,[1] though recipes for "Some Mores" are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973.


Hershey's S'mores inside
S'mores Pop-Tarts

Various confections containing graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow are often sold as some derivative of a s'more, but they are not necessarily heated or served in the same shape as the traditional s'more. The Hershey's S'mores bar is one example. Pop-Tarts also feature a s'mores variety.

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  1. ^ a b "S'more - Definition". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  2. ^ "August, 2013 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days". Holiday Insights. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ Schillinger, Liesl (20 July 2006). "Why I Hate S'mores". Slate.com. 
  4. ^ (9 September 1925). Patrol Leaders Have Outing, Norwalk Hour