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S'mores Recipes Evolve with the Modern Day Girl Scout

August, 2013

S'mores Evolve

After more than 100 years, it's no secret that the Girl Scouts have perfected the art of making s'mores. From summer nights under starry skies to roasting marshmallows in the microwave, the s'mores recipe has come a long way since it was first documented in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook.

As a toast to this tasty treat, Girl Scouts everywhere will celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10. Although the original graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow layered method will forever be a classic, we're sharing unconventional s'mores to mirror the imaginative girls of today.

Here's an alternative twist on the typical s'mores:

S'mores Truffles

(Via Sugar Plum Blog)
Makes: 24 truffles

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups milk chocolate chips (12 oz.)
24 mini marshmallows
1 cup finely crushed graham crackers

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in cream and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
  3. Chill saucepan in refrigerator for one hour, or until chocolate is solid and rollable.
  4. Remove chocolate from refrigerator and roll into 24 balls, stuffing a mini marshmallow into the center of each.
  5. Refrigerate truffles a few additional minutes before rolling in graham cracker crumbs. Chill again to solidify truffle balls and they are ready to serve.

For more unique twists on this Girl Scout classic, visit Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's "Unconventional S'mores" board on Pinterest.