A s'more with a marshmallow that has been microwaved
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A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime 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. National S'mores Day is celebrated yearly on August 10 in the United States.
Etymology and origins
S'more appears to be a contraction of the phrase "some more". While the origin of the dessert is credited to the entrepreneur Nathaniel Ayers[by whom?], the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927. Although the Girl Scouts were not the first to make s'mores, reports on the group as early in 1925 describe them. Merriam-Webster marks 1974 as the first use of s'more, though recipes for "Some Mores" are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973.
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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