It’s campfire season here in our neck of the woods, and what’s a campfire without s’mores?
Unfortunately most marshmallows, graham crackers and a certain popular brand of chocolate bar land squarely in the category of processed junk.
Not to worry, you can make your own! Homemade marshmallows have been on my must-try list for some time now, and this fall I finally took the plunge.
Oh my word, these marshmallows are amazing! With a simple process and only a few ingredients, you can make your own healthy version of this must-have ingredient for s’mores.
Thanks to a last-minute missing ingredient in my kitchen just before a large social event we were preparing to host, I had to ditch my usual graham cracker recipe and search for one that employed ingredients I had on hand.
The last minute switch was a bit chaotic at the time, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise: these graham crackers are so good.
Don’t forget the chocolate! Listed below is my favorite high quality brand of dark chocolate.
I’m not normally a huge fan of marshmallows or graham crackers or even s’mores. But these Healthy S’mores–oh my goodness. They’re pretty awesome.
Even without toasting the marshmallows, the combination is a winner.
I don’t have a candy thermometer, and I mixed my marshmallow sauce with an electric egg beater.
If you have a stand mixer, the process–which is very similar to making Healthy Gummy Treats—will be that much easier.
If you want to get fancy, you can add fun coatings like crushed nuts, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, etc.
What a great gift idea, right? Homemade marshmallows with fancy coatings.
I started with this recipe from Grain Changer, and adapted it a bit according to what I had on hand.
Instead of brown sugar, I used coconut sugar. And instead of butter, I added coconut oil.
Tip: definitely double the batch! You won’t be sorry.
After years of scrounging around for long sturdy twigs and improvised wire coat hangers, we finally acquired these telescoping roasting sticks. We really like them! They’re color-coded and come in a handy zippered pouch for storage.
Here’s to healthier treats around the campfire this year. Happy roasting!
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page