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Raw S’Mores (Grain Free, Vegan, Candida-Diet Friendly)

Grain Free, Raw, Candida Diet, Two Bite S'mores on rickiheller.com

From what I can tell, S’mores are the quintessential “camp” food. What child hasn’t eaten a gooey S’mores bar? Well, dear readers, it’s True Confession time: I am that child who has never eaten a S’mores bar. (Does that make me S’less?)

When I was a kid, summers were a fairly solitary affair. Early on, I grew accustomed to waving goodbye to my friends as they headed off to summer camp, while my sisters and I stayed home to read, draw, play with the dog and acquire a city tan before we returned to school in September. Sure, the staycaytion was due in part to my parents’ limited income, but looking back, it seems to me I wasn’t the most likely camp candidate in any case.

Grain-Free, two-bite s'mores on rickiheller.com

Unlike my most of my cohorts, I never got to experience that first heady kiss of the first summer romance, sneaking out of the cabins at night to meet with the target of my infatuation (Are you kidding? Me, walk alone at night–in the woods? What about the wolves, the foxes, the snakes, the crazed hermit with the axe hiding behind a tree?); kayaking across the rapids (Um, not a good swimmer, and say, are there sharks in that lake?); hiking through the woods on day trips with my cabin mates (What are you, crazy? Mosquitoes love me, no way am I risking West Nile–or whatever the heck was around back then); diving off the rocks into the lake (Hey, you know, you could get a concussion hitting your head on one of those rocks!); or recounting stories around the campfire at night while munching on . . . S’mores (Sure, the S’mores part sounds good, but who wants Stephen King-worthy nightmares after listening to all those ghost stories?).

Yeah, I was a real laugh-riot as a kid.

Well, this summer (while I was avoiding mosquitoes, not swimming, staying away from the woods and refusing to set foot near a water craft of any sort), I decided to create my own version of the classic summer treat.

Grain-Free, Vegan Two-Bite S'mores on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

These babies are raw, bite-sized and contain ingredients that are actually good for you. It took several tries, but I finally created a raw marshmallow cream that is truly marshmallowy–fluffy, slightly gooey, with a rich, intense vanilla flavor (I couldn’t do anything about the grayish pallor, sadly–the one drawback of chia seeds).  Each S’more is only about two bites, so despite their over-the-top lusciousness, you won’t feel guilty about eating one (or three).

And while I haven’t consumed true graham crackers in a long while, I think the base for these really does come close.  In fact, when I posted a pic of it being prepared in my food processor, one of the first guesses was “graham crumbs.” Yay! In fact, if you’re short on time, you could skip the marshmallow topping entirely (though really, why would you want to?) and just drizzle some chocolate over the base for a wonderful blondie-type bar.

Whether or not you attended summer camp as a kid, I hope you enjoy the nostalgia–and melted chocolate on your fingertips–of these tiny confections.  But please, no ghost stories around the campfire.

“Mum, sorry you weren’t a fan, but this camp business sounds pretty good to us! Unlimited hiking and swimming? Count us in! And say, what are these S’mores thingies, anyway?”

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53 comments to Raw S’Mores (Grain Free, Vegan, Candida-Diet Friendly)

  • You’re a genius!

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    Ricki Reply:

    I think if that were true, I’d make them zero calories, too. . . darn! 😉

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  • Oh Ricki… these look amazing!! I need to get some lucuma powder though. What brand do you buy? Very excited to try these soon! Thanks for making them entirely sugar free and for sharing the recipe with all of us!
    🙂 Megan

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    Ricki Reply:

    I’ve used both Essential Living Foods and Navitas Naturals; both are good. And I’ve been feeling as if I need to get closer to the early stages of the ACD myself, lately. . . glad you can have these! 😀

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  • These sound amazing Ricki!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Davida! Don’t know if they’re authentic “S’mores,” but I do love them! 🙂

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  • S’mores and summer camp are foreign to me – they seem like something out of a book. The only camps we went on were with the school during term. We did roast marshmallows on sticks which were amazing and I often think S’mores must be a fancier version of this (is the marshmallow meant to be gooey?) I love how you have recreated them and would love to try this version

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    Ricki Reply:

    Not sure if your school camp is comparable to the sleepaway camps we have here, but as for the marshmallows, yes, I think they’re the same! And they do become all melty and gooey once they’re roasted (didn’t yours?). 🙂

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    Johanna GGG Reply:

    oops – just re-read your recipe about your marshmallows being gooey – Yes our marshmallows got wonderfully gooey – in fact if we didn’t watch them they would just melt off the stick into the fire – I don’t quite understand s’mores – do they get melted and then stuck in between biscuits

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    Ricki Reply:

    Johanna, I’m not sure I understand them, either, having never had one, but yes, I think they get soft and melty, then are sandwiched (with melted chocolate) between two graham crackers. Have you been able to find graham crackers yet?? 🙂

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  • Wow, Ricki!! These look absolutely stellar! Love your musings on camping (or, more accurately not camping), too. 😉

    Shirley

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    Ricki Reply:

    Ha ha! I am decidedly *not* a camper, huh? 😉 But I’m sure you could bring them along if you did hit the woods! 😀

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  • Oh my Ricki! These sound amazing – and truly classic Diet, Dessert and Dogs ingredients 🙂 I love it. I was a big camp girl, loved every second of it! Now, I’m more of a cottage girl! I’ve got to get lucuma powder!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Maggie! (yes, classic DDD, eh?) 😉 I’m sure these will work just as well at the cottage as they did at camp! 😀

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  • Wow Ricki, you’ve really outdone yourself with these! I never camped as a kid as my parents are not “that type” but I do love it now 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Emma! I have to admit the ONE time I tried camping as an adult was a total disaster. . . fodder for another blog post. 😉 Glad you like it, though!

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  • Debbie

    These look delicious! Is there a substitute for lucuma powder? Also, is the “coconut beverage” in the fluff coconut milk? Thank you!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Debbie, and thanks for your comment! You could use carob instead of the lucuma, but of course the flavor would be different (good, but different). 🙂 The coconut beverage is the kind you get in a carton, meant for drinking, and not as thick as canned coconut milk (if you follow the link in the recipe, you’ll see a description). If you can’t get the coconut beverage, you could use canned coconut milk that’s been thinned out with an equal amount of water. 🙂

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  • This is a BRILLIANT recipe! I actually never liked smores as a kid ( I KNOW! I must have been alien or something!) The marshmallow just never appealed to me, however I always loved the graham crust. This recipe is amazing! I LOVE how you designed this and it is 100% Candida friendly, which I like. I pinned this to my Pinterest page and will be sure to share your blog with my readers using this recipe. I do a special feature where I feature certain bloggers’ recipes that I like and this definitely fits the bill! THANK YOU!! I’m making these ASAP- no burnt marshmallows needed!:)

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    Ricki Reply:

    I’m pretty sure I would have liked them as a kid, since I basically loved anything (a) with chocolate or (b) sweet, but they don’t really sound all that appealing to me now. And I’m SO glad you like the recipe that much! Please do ping me (or send a trackback–whatever it’s called) if you do post the recipe, so I can share on Facebook, twitter, etc. And thanks so much for pinning, too! 🙂

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  • Ricki, you had me in stitches with this post! So funny! These treats look amazing, with all those delicious ingredient. White chia seeds??? I am Googling these. I’ve never seen them. Something new everyday! India 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, India (I can laugh at it now. . ha ha!!) 😀 For some reason, I knew about the white ones before the gray chia seeds–I think those must have come first to Toronto! Great for puddings–and marshmallow. 🙂

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  • Sadie

    OMG! You are my hero for creating a vegan and RAW smore. I used to eat marshmallows roasted over the campfire by the bag, so I can’t wait to try the marshmallow fluff!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Sadie! I have to admit I just ate the leftover fluff by the spoonful. 😉

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  • Love this recipe, Ricki. These little morsels look amazing. The filling looks so creamy. I have everything but the white chia seeds! On my list. My family would go crazy for these.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Amber, you could easily use the regular grey seeds. . . the marshmallow will just be a little darker. Still yummy, though! 🙂

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  • Bry

    Another great recipe Ricki. Looking and sounding yummy.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Aw, thanks so much, Bry! Glad you like it. 😀

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  • this looks absolutely incredible!! i’d love one right about now 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Glad you like the look of them, Shannon! Hope you do give them a try. 🙂

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  • s’mores are one of my favorite things. I hope I can find all the ingredients for this one to try it this weekend!,,I’ve never heard of lucuma powder….

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    Ricki Reply:

    Melissa, there’s a link to the lucuma in the recipe itself. 🙂

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  • These look & sound absolutely delicious Ricki!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Sharon! They were indeed yummy (though I couldn’t compare to the “real” ones, as I’ve never tried those). 🙂

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  • oooh, I love the sound of this recipe – from the lucuma to the fluff! 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    I have to say, I’m having a bit of a love affair with the lucuma these days! 😉

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  • Mardell

    Could I use Sweet Leaf liquid stevia to replace the powder?

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    Ricki Reply:

    Hi Mardell,
    Thanks for your comment! Yes, you could use liquid stevia instead–I’d go with about twice as much in each case, or to taste. 🙂

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  • Oh my goodness! I simply cannot wait to try these. Genius!!

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    Ricki Reply:

    You’re too sweet, Johnna–thank you! I hope you enjoy them! 😀

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  • These look absolutely divine…and grain free?! Wow. I’ve been cutting back on gluten for the last 6 months so this will be perfect for me!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Jules, and thanks for your comment! They’re good for people who can eat gluten, too–my hubby really enjoyed his. 🙂

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  • WOW these look AMAZING!!! I LOVED summer camp and sometimes I miss it so much. I also love S’mores so I’m really really excited to make these!!!! I have been indulging in gelato way too much this summer so it will be go to have some sugar free treats in the house.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Lucky you, that you loved summer camp! Actually, most of my friends did, too. Can’t say I feel deprived, though! 😉

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  • I have been eating more and more raw foods lately, so I love this recipe. I don’t eat marshmallows so I’m always happy to see a s’more recipe I can actually eat! 😀

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    Ricki Reply:

    Same with me, Kiersten–both on the raw, and on the marshmallows! 🙂

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  • Wowsers – quite the invention Ricki! Just pinned a few times 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Alisa! They were certainly a hit over here. 🙂

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  • Love, love, love this! I’m getting caught up on last week’s Raw Foods Thursdays submissions, and I’m so glad that I didn’t miss these! YUM! I’ll be highlighting it at tomorrow’s event! I loved smores as a kid and watched friends make the gluteny, high-fructose corn syrup version just a few weeks ago. Now I can make a healthy version…and a prettier version. Thanks so much!!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Yay! So glad you like them, Heather! 🙂 I’m pretty sure I’d like these more than the traditional kind. 😉

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  • These are amazing, Ricki! What a creation!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Kristy!! Glad you like them. 🙂 They remind me of summer!

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