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Girl Scouts celebrate s'mores (video)

By Sonny Long
Aug. 9, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.

Girl Scouts Mia Martinez, 8, left; Mackenzie Harper, 10, center; and Justine Lopez, 10, roast marshmallows over a bonfire as part of Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas' observance of National S'mores Day, which falls  Saturday. To celebrate, the Scouts roasted hot dogs, did s'mores-themed craft activities, and made five different types of s'mores

ONE more s'more recipe

Here's an alternative twist on the typical s'more courtesy of the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council.

S'more Truffles

Makes: 24 truffles

Ingredients

• 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

•  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.

Victoria Girl Scouts and Scouts from across the country celebrated s'mores this weekend.

Saturday is officially National S'mores Day. Local scouts and others got together Friday to make - and eat - the tasty treats.

The get-together is something the local Girl Scouts do every year, said Bailey Breunig, Victoria membership executive.

Director of volunteer services Terry Blevins said the event is a fun one, especially for the younger Girl Scouts.

"They get to make their s'mores and hang out in a camping atmosphere. Not many of the little ones actually get to go camping," Blevins said.

"They talk about friendship and sisterhood among Girl Scouts. It's a lot of fun."

The snack was first mentioned in an article in the Norwalk Hour in Connecticut about a Girl Scout outing in September 1925.

The first s'mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook in 1927. They are thought to have gotten their name from frequent requests for "some more" whenever they were made.

A s'more consists of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

Victoria Girl Scouts are members of the Greater South Texas Council. The Victoria Service Center also serves Girl Scouts in Goliad, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, Calhoun and Refugio counties.

In addition to Victoria, the Greater South Texas Council has service centers in Harlingen, Corpus Christi, McAllen and Laredo.

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