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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 fire roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. National S'mores Day is celebrated annually on August 10.
Etymology and origins
S'more is a contraction of the phrase "some more". Although the exact origin of the treat is unclear, reports about scouts from as early as 1925 describe them. One early published recipe for a S'more is found in a book of recipes published by the Campfire Marshmallows company in the 1920s  where it was called a "Graham Cracker Sandwich." The text indicates that the treat was already popular with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In 1927, a recipe for "Some More" was published in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. The contracted term "S'more" appears in conjunction with the recipe in a 1938 publication aimed at summer camps. A 1956 recipe uses the name S'Mores, and lists the ingredients as "a sandwich of two graham crackers, toasted marshmallow and 1/2 chocolate bar". The 1958 publication "Intramural and recreational sports for high school and college" makes reference to Marshmallow toasts and S'more hikes as does its related predecessor, the "Intramural and Recreational Sports for Men and Women" published in 1949.
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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- "August, 2013 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days". Holiday Insights. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
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- Williams, Gladys (1920s). A Book of 150 Recipes Prepared with Campfire Marshmallows. Cambridge, Mass.: The Campfire Company. p. 21. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts. 1927. p. 71.
- Gibson, William Henry (1938). Recreational Programs for Summer Camps. Greenberg. p. 17.
- Norma Leavitt, Hartley D. Price, 'Intramural and recreational sports for high school and college', page 151, Ronald Press Co., 1958
- Norma Leavitt, Hartley D. Price, "Intramural and Recreational Sports for Men and Women", p 150, A. S. Barnes, 1949