Celebrate National S’mores Day August 10 with Girl Scout Cookies

Published 8:00 am Monday, August 5, 2019

To The Leader


HOUSTON – 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 its first-known published recipe was included in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook, Tramping and Trailing. 
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 an unconventional s’mores to mirror the imaginative girls of today using America’s favorite cookie – Girl Scout Cookies.
Here’s an alternative twist on the traditional s’mores that you can enjoy inside or out using our Thanks-A-Lots.

Thanks-A-Lots S’mores: 
Serves: 8

•       1 package of Thanks-A-Lot cookies
•       8 marshmallows toasted
Camp Fire:
1.      Toast marshmallow to the individual’s liking
2.      Place marshmallow in between two Thanks-A-Lot cookies
3.      Enjoy!
4.      Place one Thanks-a-lot cookie upside down on a microwaveable table
5.      Place one marshmallow on the cookie. Then, set the other Thanks-A-Lot cookie on top.
6.      Microwave for 15 seconds or until marshmallow begins to inflate.
7.      Remove from microwave.
8.      Let stand for 15 seconds.
9.      Enjoy.

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