Easy Chocolate Recipe for Vegan Chocoholics

Vegan and non-vegan chocoholics can all huddle around the campfire with this easy chocolate recipe for Vegan Smores.

easy chocolate recipe vegan chocoholic smores vegan_smoresBy Nancy Chuda, Co-founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving.com and Healthy Child Healthy World

I have so many fond memories of being huddled around a beach bonfire, making smores with friends and family. There were never enough ingredients or coat hangars to go around. But if you are like me you will want to treat your friends to a new twist on an old delectable standard with delicious vegan smores.  With this easy chocolate recipe for vegan smores, you will win the favor of every chocoholic!

Three ingredients: Chocolate, grahams and marshmallows. To make vegan smores we will need some vegan ingredients: grahams, chocolate and marshmallows.

Keebler low-fat Cinnamon Grahams and Health Valley Amaranth Graham Crackers are two vegan graham cracker choices. The Health Valley crackers have a better nutrition profile, but they are harder to find.

easy_chocolate recipe vegan chocoholic smores vegan smores vegan marshmallowsVegan Marshmallows? I like to use an amazing  brand of vegan marshmallows called Sweet and Sara. These marshmallows are heavenly. Soft, fluffy and delicately sweet. And guess what, they hold up incredibly well for toasting over a hot flame. Today I tried the strawberry flavor. Yum! They even have a cinnamon pecan flavor. Double yum. They also have original and toasted coconut flavors. True, these marshmallows are more expensive than their non-vegan counterparts, but come on, these are vegan smores. Sooo worth it.

My favorite chocolate is from Amazon Herb, a company my friend Amazon John Easterling founded. You will be hooked on Chocamaca! However, we’ll select a vegan chocolate bar. I like dark chocolate with almonds. There are actually a lot of vegan chocolate bar options on the market today. Your best bet, head over to the Whole Foods Market chocolate bar section and start reading labels. Today I used the Endangered Species Chocolate brand of a Dark Chocolate bar. I love this brand. Their dark chocolate is vegan certified and uses exotic flavors like acai, blueberries, almonds, cranberries, yacon, goji berries and more.

So now lets get to the Easy Chocolate Vegan Smore Recipe!

makes 4 smores

8 vegan marshmallows *I like Sara and Sweet brand
8 square vegan Graham Crackers
8 2″x2″ square dark chocolate pieces

easy chocolate recipe vegan chocoholic smores vegan smoresTo make Vegan Smores with the Campfire Method: Toast your vegan marshmallows over the fire. Get your crackers and chocolate ready. Place the hot, black-charred marshmallows on top of the chocolate and smush them between the crackers. The hot marshmallow will help melt the chocolate.

To make Vegan Smores with the Stove-Top Method: This will work best with a gas stove, but an electric stove will toast a marshmallow well-it just takes a while longer.
Place the marshmallows on a long metal skewer (or do them one at a time with a fork).  Toast them over the flame/heat.
When they are toasted well, smush them between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate. For more melted chocolate, place the smore in the microwave for 8 seconds. This will make it nice and ooey gooey.

Enjoy the rich chocolate taste with this easy recipe for Vegan Smores.  Chocoholics everywhere can celebrate!

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