A S’Mores pageant is coming to downtown Indianapolis

The CSU will try to break a record for most people doing s'mores at the same time.

How could all the gooey marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker goodness from s’mores get any better? Gather a few chefs and tell them to creatively drive s’mores crazy.

This is what Indiana Girl Scouts do to celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10th.

The S’Mores Festival, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monument Circle in Downtown Indy, is an event that sees at least seven chefs serving delicious twists on S’Mores.

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Alexander Hotel chef Erica Oakley plans a churros graham cracker profiterole with smoked Mexican chili chocolate and Italian meringue with bubbles.

Toffee, bacon, and marshmallows alternate between chocolate-dipped graham cracker pretzels. Chef Lauren Reed will be running on the battlefield for The Farm in Prophetstown.

Girl Scouts Thin Mints biscuits inspired chef Shannon Anderson at Buttercream Bakery in Pittsboro. Palmier biscuits topped with chocolate and a mint marshmallow.

Levy Restaurants chef Megan Vohs, from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, is working on Rice Krispies, which treat S’Mores with smoked brown sugar, dark and white chocolate, sea salt, and toasted marshmallow.

S’mores are $ 5 each. The proceeds help fund Girl Scout programs, including STEM, which provides science, technology, engineering, and math activities to Girl Scouts of all ages.

Girl scouts have good reasons to love s’mores a little more than the rest of us. Not only has the tidbit been popular in campsites since the early 20th century, the scouts are also credited with publishing one of the first S’Mores recipes. In 2018, a S’Mores sandwich cookie was added to the Girl Scouts cookie range. The first 100 people to buy s’mores at the August 10th event will receive a free package of cookies.

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