History of S’mores

S’mores are a great American snack and the making of them should be mandatory around any campfire gathering. 

The first known published recipe for S’mores comes from a 1927 Girl Scouts’ Publication where they were referred to as “some mores”. Over the years it has been shortened to S’more, but the meaning is the same: I want some more of this delicious snack.

Are S’mores Ultralight Friendly?

s'mores in aluminumThe simple answer to the eternal ultralight question is no. But to be fair, nothing is ultralight friendly other than hiking more miles.

Sleep? – If you’re tired, hike more miles.

Stoves? – Not ultralight friendly.

Fires? – Wasting time that can be spent hiking.

S’mores? – S’mores are for day hikers and tourists.

That being said, we at Wild West Trail f—ing love s’mores and will gladly trade miles for the gooey goodness of the fire roasted dessert.

What is a S’more?

A gooey mix of melted marshmallow, chocolate, and graham crackers . Quite honestly, the best thing about camping. If Aliens came to earth and demanded that we make the case for our own survival, we would be best served by offering up a S’more as proof that we deserve to live. 

You Will Need:
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Hershey Chocolate Bar
  • A stick
  • A source of heat

How To Make S’mores

One of the most iconic scenes in the American classic The Sandlot takes place when the protagonist learns how to make a s’more (“s’more what?”). As we learn in that film:

  1. First you take the graham cracker and lay a stick of chocolate on top of the cookie.
  2. Then you roast the marshmallow. Shove it on the end of a stick and hold it over the coals of a campfire until it gets brown on the outside.
  3. Drop the marshmallow on the graham cracker and chocolate that was laid out ahead of time. Then, cover it with another piece of graham cracker and pinch the marshmallow down, sliding the stick out in the process. 
  4. Then you eat it! A good s’more will lightly melt the chocolate piece and stay inside the graham cracker. 

Remember, S’mores are best enjoyed with friends!

Tell us about your fondest memory with a Smore below in the comments.

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