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Vegan Campfire Smores. Ooey Gooey Good.

Vegan Campfire Smores. Yes, vegan smores do exist. Insert heavenly sigh here. Grab a stick for marshmallow toasting, because it's vegan smores time. Does it get any better than that?!...


Vegan Smores Ingredients.
Smores are pretty simple to make. Take three ingredients, stick them together and you are set. No wonder I have so many memories of being huddled around a beach bonfire, making smores with friends and family. Everyone loved smores-it's an easy and fun campfire activity-and even kids can get into the marshmallow toasting fun. So first things first, to make vegan smores we will need some vegan ingredients: grahams, chocolate and marshmallows. Hmmm...can we do it?

Graham Crackers.
It's quite a chore to find vegan Graham crackers. If you eat honey, you will have no problems, but if you do not eat honey, you probably already know that vegan grahams are hard to find. But no fear. I have tow easy to find brands that are indeed vegan: Keebler low-fat Cinnamon Grahams and Health Valley Amaranth Graham Crackers. Both vegan. The Health Valley crackers have a better nutrition profile, but they are harder to find.

Vegan Marshmallows.
There are a lot of vegan cooking blogs that have recipes for making your own vegan marshmallows. But if I'm doing a smores day, it is probably a weekend and I don't want to spend the whole day in the kitchen. So, I like to use an amazing (and NYC local) brand of vegan marshmallows called Sweet and Sara. These marshmallows are heavenly. Soft, fluffy and delicately sweet. And guess what, they hold up incredibly well for toasting over a hot flame. Today I tried the strawberry flavor. Yum! They even have a cinnamon pecan flavor. Double yum. They also have original and toasted coconut flavors. True, these marshmallows are more expensive than their non-vegan counterparts, but come on, these are vegan smores. Sooo worth it.



Chocolate.
And last, but not least we'll select a vegan chocolate bar. I like dark chocolate with almonds. There are actually a lot of vegan chocolate bar options on the market today. Your best bet, head over to the Whole Foods Market chocolate bar section and start reading labels. Today I used the Endangered Species Chocolate brand of a Dark Chocolate bar. I love this brand. Their dark chocolate is vegan certified and uses exotic flavors like acai, blueberries, almonds, cranberries, yacon, goji berries and more.


So now lets get to the recipe!

Vegan Campfire Smores. (Insert heavenly sigh here.)
vegan, makes 4 smores

8 vegan marshmallows
*I like Sara and Sweet brand
8 square vegan Graham Crackers
8 2"x2" square dark chocolate pieces

To make:
Campfire Method:
Toast your marshmallows over the fire. Get your crackers and chocolate ready. Place the hot, black-charred marshmallows on top of the chocolate and smush them between the crackers. The hot marshmallow will help melt the chocolate.

Stove-Top Method:
This will work best with a gas stove, but an electric stove will toast a marshmallow well-it just takes a while longer.
Place the marshmallows on a long metal skewer.
(Or do them one at a tie with a fork)
Toast them over the flame/heat.
When they are toasted well, smush them between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate.
For more melted chocolate, place the smore in the microwave for 8 seconds. This will make it nice and ooey gooey.

Now, enjoy more yummy smores photos....












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