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I ate a lot of s’mores as a kid. It all started at our family’s annual summer vacations to Kentucky Lake. Later, at home, my sister and I would make them regularly in the microwave. Authentic “camp” flavor doesn’t happen in the microwave, but it was fun to watch them rise and (nearly!) explode.
It probably comes as no surprise that conventional chocolate bars and marshmallows aren’t quite my thing anymore. So Jack and I headed to Whole Foods Market where we gathered ideas and ingredients to make these fancy pants gourmet s’mores.
Most of our inspiration came from the Whole Foods Market chocolate aisle. I could lose myself in that section all day… So. Many. Pretty. Packages. Jack waited impatiently while I decided which bars looked prettiest together which flavors would go best together.
Truth be told, we tried to make our own homemade vegan marshmallows. It was a big fail, but these vegan homemade-like ones by Sweet & Sara are awesome. (Find them in the refrigerated section).
To keep things somewhat classic, we used 365 Everyday Value® graham crackers. We also stocked up on fruit and a jar of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' Salty Caramel Sauce. (I never said these were going to be healthy s’mores!).
Here are the combos we came up with! They were all delicious but I think our favorite was the one with strawberries and white chocolate (made with the Divine Chocolate's White Chocolate with Strawberries bar).
Almond butter & banana
Strawberries & white chocolate
Variety of chocolates (shop at Whole Foods Market for bars with no hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners)
Fruit such as: bananas, strawberries, blackberries
1. Roast marshmallows over a campfire (or your gas stove).
2. Assemble s'mores.
3. Smush and eat!