SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - National S’mores Day is August 10th, and with summer coming to an end it's time to satisfy your sweet tooth with this classic dessert.
What better way to celebrate than to head out and get cooking?
Many San Diego beaches have open fire pits available on a fire come, first serve basis. Just remember, open fires outside the pits are prohibited and fires are not allowed between midnight and 5 a.m. Also:
- Burning trash is prohibited. (Plus, nobody wants to make S'Mores over burning trash...)
- Fire fuel is limited to wood, charcoal or paper products.
- Fire may not exceed a height of more than twelve inches above the upper edge of the fire container.
- Fires must be extinguished before leaving and coals must be removed or deposited in hot coal containers.
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Some campgrounds allow reservations for a larger fire pit in four-hour increments, based on site availability. Email California parks for more information.
If you're looking to campout to celebrate the occasion, be sure to check out our roundup of places to camp in San Diego.
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The first S’Mores recipe can be found in the 1927 publication, "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts," though it's believed by historians to have been created much earlier.
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) August 8, 2017
A survey from Encore/Thousand Trails consisting of nearly 1,300 campers about their favorite version of the camping treat might surprise you.
Here are the results of the survey:
Cracker (Type preference)
1. Plain graham crackers - 67 percent
2. Cinnamon graham crackers - 22 percent
3. Chocolate graham crackers - 6 percent
4. Sugar Cones - 5 percent
Chocolate (Type preference)
1. Milk Chocolate - 54 percent
2. Dark Chocolate - 28 percent
3. Peanut Butter Cup - 15 percent
4. Mint Chocolate - 3 percent.
Marshmallow (Cooking preference)
1. Golden brown, gooey on the inside - 65 percent
2. Fully charred on the outside, gooey on the inside - 17 percent
3. Lightly charred on the outside, firm on the inside - 10 percent
4. Lightly toasted, firm on the inside - 7 percent