S’more Bars

Awe, did you know that August 10th is National S’mores Day? Who even knew there was such a glorious day? And I missed it… Oh well, better late to the party than not at all. Am I right? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

S'more Bars {vegan}

 

I was first introduced to the wonderful world of s’mores when on a camping expedition with my brownie unit. I still remember sitting around the fire, as our leaders roasted the marshmallows for us and sandwiched them between graham crackers with squares of chocolate. She told us that they were called S’mores because once we had one, we’d be asking for “s’more”. And she was right. It was love at first bite!

These s’more bars are a little different from most. Similar recipesย call for graham cracker crumbs. The problem with that (at least for me) is I can never find vegan graham crackers. Here, where I am, they all seem to contain honey. Not to be defeated, I decided to bake a bar reminiscent of a graham cracker, only thick and soft. They did not dissapoint.

 

S'more Bars {vegan}

 

S’more Bars

6 tbsp Vegan Butter, softened (I use Earth Balance)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Agave Nectar
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
2 tbsp Water
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 cup Graham Flour
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
14 – 16 Regular Size Vegan Marshmallows, each sliced into 3 “coins” (I used Dandies)
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Pre-heat oven to 350ยฐF and line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Give theย paper some overhang, so you can use it to lift the bars out of the pan later.

Stir together the flaxseed and water. Set aside and allow to become gelatinous.

Stir together the graham and all-purpose flour. Set aside.

Cream together the vegan butter, sugar, agave nectar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Add the flaxseed mixture and vanilla to the butter mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture.

Scoop the dough into the lined baking pan and level the surface.ย Bake for 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven lay the marshmallow slices over the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the marshmallows. Return to oven and bake just until the chocolate chips have melted (chips won’t look melted but will be squishy and spreadable).

Remove from oven and gently spread the now melted chocolate chips over the top. I don’t even try to get it perfect, they look best rustic with marshmallows peeking out. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan and slicing.

I sliced mine into 12 bars. Store tightly sealed.

 

 

20 thoughts on “S’more Bars

  1. Tee Bone

    Just wondering if there is something, or a couple of somethings, you could sub for graham flour?? If I can figure that out these are so made!!

    Reply
    1. Starr Post author

      Some people say that regular 100% whole wheat flour can be used in place of it, but I find that they both bake and taste differently. A better option is to construct your own graham flour by thoroughly combining (84g) 2/3 cup all purpose flour, (15g) 1/3 cup minus 1 1/2 tsp wheat bran, and (2.5g) 1 1/2 tsp wheat germ… I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
      1. Tee Bone

        Thanks! I actually found some pretty clean graham cereal so I just pulverized it into a flour and then reduced the sugar I used since it was already sweetened! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also made my own vegan marshmallow fluff because I can’t find the marshmallows where I live & I couldn’t wait on online ordering!! ๐Ÿ™‚ They were great…but it was the first time I have made the fluff and I am not certain that was the best choice unless the plan was to eat it right then. It got a little soggy so I have some technique or recipe tweaking to do!! Still delicious though…thanks again!

      2. Starr Post author

        Wow, aren’t you ambitious! I still haven’t made my own marshmallow fluff (though it is on my to do list)… Too bad that they turned out a little soggy, but by the sound of it you’ll have it tweaked to perfection in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Janet

    Hi, I’m trying to make these now for my daughter, but I don’t see where the melted chocolate fit in before. At the end you said remove from oven and gentle spread melted chocolate on top. How much melted chocolate? Thanks Janet

    Reply
    1. Starr Post author

      The 1 cup of chocolate chips becomes the melted chocolate.

      “Remove from oven lay the marshmallow slices over the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the marshmallows. Return to oven and bake just until the chocolate has melted (chips wonโ€™t look melted but will be squishy and spreadable).

      Remove from oven and gently spread the melted chocolate over the top.”

      I’ll edit the directions to make it more clear. Thanks โ˜บ

      Reply
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