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How big do you make your S’mores?

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Hiking, pitching a tent, sittin’ ‘round the campfire…there’s a whole slew of iconic, camp-themed activities, but none are quite as delicious as fire-roasting S’mores. One bite is never enough with these hot, chocolaty, and gooey dessert sandwiches. The perfect dessert sandwich treat for sitting around a campfire, S'mores come in all shapes and sizes!

The dessert’s true history is somewhat of a mystery as one Alec Barnum is typically credited as the inventor of the S’more, though the recipe appears in a book that was written by the Girl Scouts of 1927 called Trampling and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.

A simple sandwich of roasted marshmallows and a piece of chocolate melted between two Graham Crackers, S’mores are a classic summertime treat! Simple as they may be, they’re incredibly popular, especially when a campfire is going!

But where simplicity resides, people will always find a way to complicate it—which is a good thing because the only way to really complicate something as simple as a S’more is to make it a really, really BIG S’more! Some folks at the Beals Point Campground near Folsom Lake in Sacramento County figured they may as well shoot for the world’s largest S’more.

So they did. They made one gigantic S’more that was a little over a half-ton (that’s more than 1,000 lbs.)! They used 8,000 Hershey’s chocolate bars, 20,000 Campfire marshmallows, and 25,000 Graham Crackers! It measured 70’ x 100’ by the time the S’more was completed! That is one HUMONGOUS S’more!The world's largest S'more made at Folsom Lake in California.Could we safely say that this is would be the mother of all S’mores?” asked Roy Sterns who works with the California State Parks. Well, Roy, Guinness did! Congratulations!

Since it’s National S’more Day, what better day to celebrate the world’s largest S’more and S’mores in general?! Get a campfire going in your own backyard so you can roast these delicious dessert sandwiches for yourself!

Thanks for reading!

- John

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