S’more, the American marshmallow sweets for camping

There’s no camping without delicious s’mores cooked over the fire. Here’s how to make marshmallow dessert.

It is above all thanks to films and TV series that some typically American customs have come to tease our minds. Among these we find the preparation of s’more or smore, a camping cake made with biscuits, chocolate and marshmallows. The origin of the recipe is shrouded in mystery and is disputed by Canada and the United States. What is certain is that the first appearance in a written text dates back to 1927 and is contained in the scout manual Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.

Even on the origin of the name it is not possible to clarify. Many believe it is contraction of some more, that is even more, referring to biscuits and pronounced with a full mouth. But what are s’mores? Essentially, the marshmallow is skewered on a stick and melted on fire. It is then removed from the skewer with the help of two biscuits, as if it were a sandwich, and enriched with a piece of chocolate which tends to melt with heat.


How to make s’more recipe

  1. Thread a mashmallow onto a skewer or wooden stick and do it heat on the flame alive by a bonfire or a hearth.
  2. As soon as it is soft, remove it from the skewer helping you with two biscuits and also put a square of chocolate in the center.
  3. Wait a few moments for the latter to begin to melt, then enjoy.

How to make baked s’mores

This procedure is certainly more immediate and, even if the taste will be different, it is perfect for recreating the pleasure of camping even at home.

  1. Spread a layer of biscuits on a baking sheet.
  2. First place a square of chocolate on each one, then a marshmallow.
  3. Cover with another layer of biscuits and put them in the oven at 180°C for 5 minutes in the ventilated mode.

Did you know that marshmallows can be made at home? Here is our recipe!


By their nature, s’mores are best eaten hot and freshly made.

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