Since Fall officially starts on Saturday I thought it would be nice to make an end of summer treat as a farewell to the season. In my opinion, nothing says farewell to summer better than the s’more, but since I’m not much for tradition, I’ve added twist to the original to make them ideal for a sophisticated celebration. Homemade s’mores using vegan graham crackers, vanilla bean marshmallows and dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. The ingredients take these s’mores from ordinary to posh. They are truly a must try!
Homemade graham crackers (see below for recipe)
Homemade marshmallows skewered and toasted over an open flame (see below for recipe)
Dark chocolate broken into squares with sea salt
Wood sticks or skewers
Open flame for marshmallow roasting.
Sandwich toasted marshmallow and chocolate between two homemade graham crackers.
Homemade Vegan Graham Crackers
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Earth Balance coconut spread at room temperature (or 2 sticks of butter for non vegan)
3/4 cups light brown sugar
Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
I made homemade marshmallows last year to go with my hot chocolate mixes. They are easily the best marshmallows I’ve ever had, and I’ve since discovered that they toast beautifully for s’mores. I love how simple they are to make and that they can be done in advance. Find the recipe for them here.
Posh little tip
Throwing an end of summer celebration? Set up a s’mores bar, with homemade graham crackers, marshmallows, and an assortment of chocolate. Your guests will not only love the idea, but they will love all the flavors and options they get to choose from.
For kid friendly s’mores, use milk chocolate instead of dark.