HAPPY NATIONAL S’MORES DAY!!!!!
Let’s celebrate together with Healthy S’mores! 🙂 I love me some s’mores. This is the part where I should tell you all about my childhood and reminisce about the sweet memories of camping out with my family, deep in the woods, smiles on our faces, a perfect campfire, and how we would roast marshmallows and make these sweet little snacks as we sang campfire songs.
Well, I grew up in the microwave generation and that just never happened. REALITY: Those marshmallows were MICROWAVED, and so was the chocolate! It was usually me, by myself, eating s’mores. However, they do have a special place in my heart! If my family was home, my sister and I would see how big we could blow up the marshmallow in the microwave. Have you ever done that? Ohmygosh you must. ESPECIALLY if you have those epic jumbo marshmallows! They get as big as the plate! It’s so fun. Just put the marsh on a plate and microwave for 10 seconds. You will be amazed!
But ANYWAY, back to these Healthy S’mores. I wanted to give you guys a recipe that we can all feel good about, free of preservatives, fake sugar, saturated fat, and lower in calories. Also, you may have noticed these s’more photos don’t look as “perfectly messy” as a typical s’more might look, but there are two very valid reasons for this! 1.) They’re homemade. But they taste just as amazing if not S’MORE! See what I did there? 2.) Sadly, I was SO sore from the bootcamp workout I did the day before that my arms would not stop shaking while I tried to photograph these s’mores! It was so sad! I can’t remember the last time I was so sore that I couldn’t hold up my own camera. It might be time to step up my workout game! But all in all, the s’mores were so good, and my husband was happy to help me photograph in exchange for a couple of these! And what’s a s’more if not a totally delicious disaster?
For the Marshmallow: I LOVE using The Urban Poser’s Paleo Marshmallow Recipe, which makes about 40 small marshmallows at 30 calories a piece. Such a great recipe! It’s pretty much just water, gelatin, honey, salt and vanilla. Making these are a lot of fun and super easy! It’s not every day you can say you made homemade marshmallows. The only thing about these homemade marshmallows is that you can’t really heat them up once they are made. If you heat them up in any way, they will just melt. I tried, haha. They are so delicious and I highly recommend these for a totally clean recipe, but if you want to use regular marshmallows thats ok. In this case, I used these delicious Vegan Marshmallows. The homemade ones don’t really get that gooey thing going that regular ones do in stores, and you definitely can’t roast them. However, they taste amazing (I personally think better than regular) and are worth it if you have the time to make them!
For the Chocolate: I have this epically massive bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips I bought from Costco awhile ago and have kept in the freezer. So I’m always using these chocolate chips in recipes, but you are welcome to use any sort of dark chocolate! I haven’t tried melting chocolate above 70%, so let me know how that goes if you do! For the s’mores that I made, I just placed about 6-8 chocolate chips on a cracker and heated it up for about 10 seconds in the microwave. Once I put the roasted marsh on it, the chips melted to perfection!
Ready to make these delicious Healthy S’mores?
Be sure to share these with friends! Well….maybe. Or not. And if you’re a s’mores addict like me, try out the Healthy S’mores Pancakes, S’mores Tartlets, and Healthy Banana S’mores Bites recipes, too!
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 1/2 Cup Spelt Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 Packet Stevia
- 2 Tbsp Erythritol Sugar or any sugar
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 8 oz . Applesauce
- Marshmallows Homemade or store bought
- Dark Chocolate
Combine all of the ingredients for the graham crackers (everything except marshmallows and chocolate).
Knead the dough and flatten to a very thin layer (VERY thin) on wax paper.
Using a cookie cutter or pizza slicer, slice the dough into small squares, creating 40-50 crackers.
Place on a greased (I used spray coconut oil) baking sheet and refrigerate crackers for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake crackers for 30 minutes. Top with extra cinnamon if desired.
If crackers have cooled before serving, melt 6-8 chocolate chips or chocolate square on a cracker in the microwave for about 7-10 seconds.
Remove cracker/chocolate from microwave, let cool for a few seconds, then place homemade marshmallow over it and top with second cracker. If using store bought marshmallows, they can be heated in the microwave along with the cracker and chocolate.