Camping Tips by Cassie: KitKat S’more

12113517_1026403550713969_6257203560076621334_oThe most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th as it is National S’mores Day.  This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States.

S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum, however the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.   Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925.  Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores” and it is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores”.

Today there are many variations to the original s’more such as:  spread peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients, use peanut butter cup candy bars in place of the chocolate bar or use other candy bars, use marshmallow cream instead of roasted marshmallows and etc.

Our very own Cassie Smith is one of those who have ventured away from the traditional s’more into something different. Instead of a chocolate bar she uses a KitKat bar, and she raves about it.

So the next time you’re camping and about to make a s’more, why not try it with a KitKat bar. Think outside the box for a change.

12028681_495986313905872_6207129983373558302_oCassie Smith; HBF Team Member and website contributor

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