Best-Ever Rustic Chocolate S’mores
with Gluten-Free Vegan Graham Crackers
Make s’mores everyone can gather around the campfire to enjoy -- with rustic flair built right into the chocolate! Our naturally vegan Rustic Tasting Tiles provide an additional cacao nib crunch and earthy punch that perfectly balances the snap of the oaty graham cracker and the fluff of the toasted marshmallow.
Gluten-free and vegan, with plenty of options for creative add-ins and personalization with our cinnamon and vanilla rustic tasting tiles, our hot pepper rustic bars, and our other tasting tiles and bars (ranging from Michigan Cherry and Blueberry to Coffee Toffee). This is a fun, inclusive spin on the classic s’more that will definitely impress all those summer campers, no matter their diet.
Our tasting tiles are exactly the right size for a s’more, and come in six different varieties: Pure Rustic, Rustic Cinnamon, Rustic Vanilla, Michigan Cherry 77%, Michigan Blueberry 67%, 67% Pure, and 77% Pure. The rustic options are our favorite for s’mores due to their exciting texture and more intense flavor, but you really can’t go wrong with any choice. Get them here.
Get creative and mix and match with pieces of our bars or multiple flavors on the same s’more! Our staff favorite right now are s’mores made with our Hot Pepper Rustic Bars -- providing the perfect amount of heat to balance the sweet, toasty campfire qualities of the rest of the creation.
First, let's make the graham crackers:
Gluten-Free Vegan Graham Crackers
Vegan graham crackers are surprisingly difficult to find on a regular shopping trip, often making vegan s’mores a chore. But these are gluten-free, too — and completely delicious, lacking none of that perfect graham goodness! Crunchy as can be, with a touch of oat and cinnamon, you won’t want to go back to store-bought after baking these!
Yields roughly 45 graham crackers.
2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour
1 cup oat flour
½ cup granulated sugar or coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
⅔ cup melted coconut oil or butter
5 tbsp water
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
Introduce all dry ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and set aside.
Combine melted coconut oil or butter, water, maple syrup, and molasses in a small bowl and add to dry ingredients. Mix until a ball forms.
Transfer dough onto a parchment-lined counter top. Flatten the dough with your hands slightly and top with another piece of parchment paper.
Using a rolling pin, roll dough longways until it’s about ⅙ in thick. Using a chef's knife or pizza cutter, trim uneven sides and cut into 2 ½ in x 3 in rectangles (or whatever size you prefer, really!). When choosing a size, keep in mind that these graham crackers will rise a bit from the leavening agents (baking powder, baking soda).
Using a fork, poke the graham crackers down the middle three times to create the classic graham cracker look.
Gently transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and leave about a half inch of space between crackers. If the graham crackers become misshapen, use the side of your chef’s knife or a spatula to straighten them out.
Re-roll your scrap dough into more rectangles until you’ve used it all.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before enjoying or assembling into Best-Ever Rustic Chocolate S’mores!
Complete Your S'mores!
Roast your favorite marshmallows over a fire and assemble! (We recommend Dandie’s marshmallows for a delicious vegan option, or handmade marshmallows from our friends over at Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory!)
Also featured is our staff favorite for s'mores: the Hot Pepper Rustic bar.
Explore our Rustic Collection here.