Today is National S’mores Day + Hershey’s S’mores Gift Pack *GIVEAWAY*

by Alecia on August 10, 2012

Sometimes in life, there are specific days that come along that help make all the others worth living.  If you’re a fan of the child born out of the marriage of Hershey’s Chocolate, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, and Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, then today is one of those for you (and me)!  Today is National S’mores Day!!  Did you even know such an awesome holiday existed?!  Be sure to mark it on your calendar so you never miss an excuse to make an ooey, gooey, chocolatey s’mores again!

One of my most-favorite things in the whole world is a perfectly crafted s’more!  In cooking, they say that if you want a good dish, you should start with good ingredients! For me, this is definitely true when making s’mores!  We like to start with crisp Honey Maid Graham Crackers, a fresh Jet-Puffed Marshmallow that has been toasted to perfection, and a generous layer of the world’s favorite Hershey’s Milk Chocolate!!  Mmmm, I can taste it now!

On cool evenings, Chris & I like to build a small fire in our firepit and roast marshmallows after the kids go to bed.  It has become our own little haven after a long day.  There isn’t anything better in the world than relaxing near the fire with a belly full of s’mores and a good book (in our case, on our Kindles).  Sharing these small moments of delight helps us connect and unwind and just maintain our sanity some days!

So, today I encourage you (with or without your children) to celebrate National S’mores Day with a little bit of happiness in your own way!  Enjoy a s’mores snack and relax with your loved ones – remembering that taking time to enjoy one another can make those long days easier to endure!

You can also celebrate by visiting Camp BondFire on Facebook! They’ve got tips, inspiration, and even a $1 off (2) 6pk Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Coupon!  Be sure to also use the easy form below to enter to win a Hershey’s S’mores Gift Pack filled with everything you need to make the perfect s’mores – Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, and (2) Roasting Sticks!

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Donna O'Neil August 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I can’t remember when I first had my first s’more but I can remember my daughter’s first s’more a few years ago when we went camping. She loved it! She took it apart at first and it got kind of messy.

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Jennifer Pruneda August 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The first time that I remember was when I was 5. I was at the lake with my family.

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Marsha Cooper August 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I probably had my firs S’more in girl scouts.
We just made some over the firepit a couple nights ago. I wish I had thought to take pictures for the facebook thing.

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Tamara B. August 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I remember making S’mores with the children around the bonfire on New Years Eve with the family

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marci h August 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

i remember having these when i went camping for the first time–i was amazed on how yummy they were :)

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Tina August 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I first time I remember making Smores was when I went camping with the brownies. My mom was the leader.

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Yona August 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

A Smores memory that sticks in my head but is not my 1st time eating is when I went camping with my 4th grade elementary school class. We had smores by a fire – I loved that trip.

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debbie jackson August 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

first had them on a halloween hayride

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Heather August 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I don’t remember when I had my first S’more, but it was probably at a Girl Scouts camp out. But your post has inspired me to make a fire pit. It’s on my metal to-do list, but I keep forgetting about it…

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Maggie August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I love S’mores. My favorite memory of them isn’t when I first tried one, but when I first introduced them to my kids. How their eyes got big as saucers… and all of that. It was funny, but we sat around eating them.

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Kimberly B. August 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

i remember trying smores for the first time when I want camping. We were on the beach having a dream.

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Marcia August 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I am pretty certain my first taste of a s’mores came before I was old enough to walk or even speak in coherent sentences let alone remember it. But, I have very fond memories of sitting around the campfire at ‘camp’, an orange A-frame house in the middle of the woods, roasting marshmallows and cooking ‘pies’. Those memories are dear ones filled will the child-like happiness that you can only get while spending time with family.

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Kathy S August 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I just learned how to make smores in the microwave.

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Claire August 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

We used to eat them when I was little & the whole family went camping. So fun

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Danielle Davis/Grady August 11, 2012 at 12:15 am

My boys love making smores! We usually make them inside tho! :)

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Amy W. August 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

The first time I had a S’more was at Girl Scout Camp.

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Ruth Hill August 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

Smores–I always loved making those when we went camping. I remember eating one for breakfast, and I remember burning my finger on a marshmallow that was too hot.

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deb c August 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I never had a s’more until about 3 years ago. We went camping with my som and granddaughter and she had said she had never tried them either. So.. we got to
experience them together. YUM!!

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Maureen August 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

First time I had S’mores was on a family trip. My Aunt lived in the mountains of Northern California along the American River and they had a cook out. S’mores were the dessert.

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Vicki Wurgler August 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

the first time was probably at church camp

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Jill Kecseg August 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

First time I had a smore was in the backyard at my Grandmas cottage. We had a small campfire :)

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Jessica To August 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I remember the first time my son ate a s’more! He really got into it!

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Julie Davis August 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

Anytime I make smores with my kids they love them!

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Stefanie August 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

My favorite smores memory is summers at the beach in Cali. Growing up we used to spend all day in the sun and then talk and have some fun while we made smores on the beach at night, so fun. I love Smores.

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Jackie August 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

We like to make smore’s in the microwave during snowstorms.

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Carmen S. August 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I remember making them around our charcoal grill in our backyard after we just had a great meal. :)

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Rebecca Scott August 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I can’t remember when I had my first one but I CANNOT wait to make them with my girls : ) I actually read about making solar smores in a pizza box with the sunlight and I am hoping to make a very fun memory with that : )

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Laura August 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

My favorite S’mores memory: My 1 year old digging into his first one a couple weeks ago =]

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Siobhan August 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

hmm, honestly I have no idea. But I could really go for one right now!

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Amy H. August 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm

My boys both love smores! It is fun to watch them in the microwave especially with the JUMBO marshmallows!

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Nancy August 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I especially liked toasting a marshmallow golden brown at a campfire and then putting it on my s’more! Yummy!

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Tim August 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I can remember as kid one of the major cereal companies released a Smores cereal and I was so excited to try it. I remember being disappointed because it couldn’t match the real thing.

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David Lintz August 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

I remember eating all the pieces separately because I liked the chocolate.

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Tracy Robertson August 14, 2012 at 5:13 am

I think the first time I had them was at day camp as a kid, and it was love at first bite!

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Liz I. August 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

I just love watching my boys enjoy these at family campouts.Their sweet faces get so sticky :)

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Terry Y. August 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

My kids just tried them for the first time last year at a local event….they LOVED them!

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theresa August 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

My favorite s’mores memory is making them over the fire while on our family camping trip each year.

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LaTanya August 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I remember eating one at a summer camp when I was a little girl.

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Jessi August 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The first time I ever had one was at a camp out with some of my friends in junior high. They couldn’t believe I’d never had a s’more before. I felt like Smalls in the Sand Lot. :)

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Carol August 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Smores are one of my favorite things to eat, second only to Ice Cream!

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meredith August 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I loved making smores on the beach with my friends on our HS grad party

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scott August 15, 2012 at 12:45 am

S’mores have been listed as my favorite food. Hands down the most magical combination of food.

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Crissy D. August 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

I never tried Smores until a few years ago, I was immediately hooked. Now i make them with my kids all the time.

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Sarah Watters August 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

I’m a Girl Scout leader… A couple of years ago, on our beloved cookie pick-up day, we invented Samoas S’mores – by replacing the graham crackers with Samoas cookies. Totally DECADENT!!! And the girls thought it was the coolest thing in the whole world! =)

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Carol A. August 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

I did not have the opportunity to have Smore’s growing up. Now I make them with my kids…inside and outside! Outside is our favorites…around a campfire

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Roseanna Semgneg Smith August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I don’t remember exactly when my first time was, but i do remember it was messy and sticky, but soooo good.

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felecia August 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I can’t remember the first time I ate one but I can remember the great taste !

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Pamela g August 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

First time I had smores was on a Halloween hay ride with the girl scouts. We had a hugh bonfire after the hayride and made tons of smores. Half of them ended in the firepit.

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Carolsue August 16, 2012 at 5:30 am

I think it was on a Girl Scout camping trip when I was about 12. Loved it!
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Kimberly E. August 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Try Smores prepared in the microwave!

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Regina August 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I don’t think I actually ate smores until I was about 20 at a cookout.
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Sophies August 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I don’t remember my first time I had one but I am addicted. I make them in the microwave in the winter.

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andrea August 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Everytime a fire is lit a smore seems in order.
I have even roasted marshmallows over the flame of the stove for one because I just couldn’t wait for the fire and the mosquitos were so bad.

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Emily August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I dont remember the first time I had one, but my almost 2 and 3 year olds tried them for the first time this summer, and of course loved them :)

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Litsa August 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

My favorite Smores memory is when my toddler who was three discovered them for the first time! She kept going back for more until they were gone! I must make these with her each year! Great times…

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