LET'S CELEBRATE NATIONAL S’MORES DAY!
National S’mores Day is today, and it recognizes one of the most popular campfire treats! Millions of people of all ages love this warm, gooey, chocolatey treat.
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.” It is unclear when “S’mores” became the more common name.
Today, many variations on the original s’more find their way around a campfire.
Preparing the Plank: Completely submerge the plank in water for an hour or so, placing something on the plank to keep it submerged. Turn the plank so it gets soaked evenly and is more resistant to charring on the grill. Soak for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Big Green Egg S’mores with Bananas
Suggested plank: 1 cedar grilling plank, soaked in water for an hour. Preheat the EGG for direct cooking without the convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C.
8 graham cracker squares (about 3 inch pieces)
4 – ½ oz. pieces of a semi-sweet or milk chocolate bar
8 pieces of sliced bananas
8 large marshmallows
Place soaked plank on the cooking grid and close lid. Heat plank for 3 minutes and flip plank, using tongs or Grid Gripper.
Assemble s’mores directly on plank, placing a cracker first, chocolate, bananas, marshmallows and top with a cracker. Close the dome and cook about 6-8 minutes, or until marshmallow is melted and crackers are toasty.
Serves 4 – best to garnish with campfire stories or kids of any age!