Although s'mores probably came into being not long after the commercial marshmallow was developed in the 1880s, the first published recipe appears in the 1940 Girl Scout Handbook. Here is an adaptation of the original recipe, as well as a few of our favorite variations.
Toast the marshmallow over the coals until it's brown, then sandwich it between 4 squares of chocolate and 2 graham crackers.
Robinson Crusoes: Peanut butter lovers can spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto 2 graham crackers, then sandwich 1 toasted marshmallow between them. For a peanut butter and chocolate combo, add 4 thin squares of chocolate.
Chocolate Dream: Sandwich a toasted marshmallow between 4 thin squares of chocolate and 2 chocolate graham crackers.
Mighty Mints: Toast the marshmallow, then sandwich it between 2 thin chocolate mints and 2 graham crackers.
Sophisticates: Sandwich the toasted marshmallow between 2 chocolate-covered biscuits or cookies.