The History of S’mores

The making of the ultimate s'more with marshmallows, chocolate and graham cookies over a wood burning fire pit. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

As soon as warm weather hits, people gather around the bonfire for a relaxing evening with friends. The star of the bonfire is, of course, s’mores. Although s’mores may seem like a simple and humble treat, they actually have a long and interesting history. It may have started with a group of outdoorsy girls, but the ingredients date back hundreds of years. In fact, each of s’mores three ingredients each are reputed to have medicinal properties so we could consider our bonfire s’more to be a wholesome cocktail of goodness.