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A s'more is a marshmallow that has been roasted over a fire then put between two graham crackers with a layer of chocolate.
Main ingredients Graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows
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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.[1] National S'mores Day is celebrated annually on August 10.[2]

Etymology and origins[edit]

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.[3] One early published recipe for a S'more is found in a book of recipes published by the Campfire Marshmallows company in the 1920s [4] 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.[5] The contracted term "S'more" appears in conjunction with the recipe in a 1938 publication aimed at summer camps.[6] 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[7] as does its related predecessor, the "Intramural and Recreational Sports for Men and Women" published in 1949.[8]


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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "S'more - Definition". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  2. ^ "August, 2013 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days". Holiday Insights. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ (9 September 1925). Patrol Leaders Have Outing, Norwalk Hour
  4. ^ Williams, Gladys (1920s). A Book of 150 Recipes Prepared with Campfire Marshmallows. Cambridge, Mass.: The Campfire Company. p. 21. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts. 1927. p. 71. 
  6. ^ Gibson, William Henry (1938). Recreational Programs for Summer Camps. Greenberg. p. 17. 
  7. ^ Norma Leavitt, Hartley D. Price, 'Intramural and recreational sports for high school and college', page 151, Ronald Press Co., 1958
  8. ^ Norma Leavitt, Hartley D. Price, "Intramural and Recreational Sports for Men and Women", p 150, A. S. Barnes, 1949