S’mores. The word alone conjures images of childhood campfires, romantic fireside evenings and guilty pleasures all rolled up into one. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like s’mores, and the same goes for these gluten free s’mores! They’re truly loved by all.
Just like anything else, the component parts of truly great gluten free s’mores are all great on their own. Don’t skimp and use stale marshmallows or sub-par chocolate or (gasp!) store-bought gluten free graham crackers! They’ll just never make the great gluten free s’mores you deserve.
I actually whip up a batch of homemade gluten free graham crackers and store them in my freezer for s’more emergencies (yes, I have those) and chilly evenings that sneak up on you, just beckoning for a fire.
They’re also great to keep on hand for munching, of course, or for any kind of gluten free graham cracker pie crust you might crave. (I’m thinking of a gluten free Key Lime Pie right now … where did your mind wander off to?) So many options when you have these yummies at the ready!
Back to the campfire … what if you’re hankering for s’mores, but the weather just isn’t cooperating? Try this grilled version of the traditional s’more:
Layer gluten free graham crackers with Nutella or vegan hazelnut spread and marshmallow fluff, and maybe even sliced bananas (optional). Sandwich with another gluten free graham cracker. Wrap in parchment paper, then foil. Grill lightly on both sides or simply stick in a warm oven until melty. Yum!
You can even pull this off in the microwave. I’ve done it. Desperate times call for desperate measures when gluten free s’mores cravings hit. There’s no shame in that.
Definitely check out my instructions for this Microwave Gluten Free S’Mores Recipe though, so you avoid the pitfalls (and mess) of exploding microwaved marshmallows!
And here’s yet another option: gluten free s’mores cookies! They’re like a next level gluten free chocolate chip cookie that I invented (for a friend …) to meet those pesky s’more cravings in even more ways.
These gluten free graham crackers are already vegan (no eggs or dairy are in the recipe), so if you’re looking for vegan chocolate, hop over to my homemade vegan chocolate recipe — so YUM! or check out brands like Pascha Organic or Lily’s.
Lucky for us, vegan marshmallows aren’t even hard to find anymore, either!
The gluten free graham cracker layer is arguably the most important part, so do yourself a favor and indulge! My gfJules Graham Cracker Mix is the easiest way to go, but here’s a homemade recipe for grahams as well.
Either one will make at least a hundred crackers (depending on size) … and that’s a lot of s’mores!
And here’s one more s’mores inspired recipe for you, in case you’re in the mood: Gluten Free S’mores CAKE with Marshmallow Frosting!
Because one can really never have too many s’mores in one’s life!
- 1 1/2 cups (202 grams) gfJules® All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
- 1 cup white rice flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat or brown rice flour
- dash of salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
- 3/4 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks) or butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup OR honey OR agave nectar
- 1 cup brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (do not add with Graham Cracker Mix)
- 1/2 cup +/- cold water
If making from scratch, whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Beat together butter, syrup, sugar and vanilla (if using) in a large bowl, mixing until fully creamed and fluffy, beating for 4-5 minutes.
Slowly stir the dry mix in, adding water as necessary to create a consistency such that you could make a ball with the dough. The dough should not be crumbly at all, so add more water if necessary. Cover and refrigerate if dough is too sticky to work with right away.
Preheat oven to 325º F for static ovens, 300º F for convection.
Roll one half out onto a surface dusted with gfJules All Purpose Flour. The dough should make a large 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick rectangle. You may roll it more thinly or more thickly, but slightly thicker works better for s’mores.
Cut into smaller rectangles like graham crackers and lift with a spatula onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Finally, prick each cracker with a fork in rows, as you would with a graham cracker. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking, if you like.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. Let them cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes before lifting to a cooling rack.
Sandwich hot, melty marshmallows* and your favorite chocolate bar or Reese’s Cup (it truly takes s’mores to the next level!) between two grahams and enjoy!
*(If you’re looking for vegan marshmallows, there are several options available like Dandies gluten free, vegan marshmallows)
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