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Gluten-Free, Low-Carb and Low-Sugar, and Vegan S’more Recipes to Satiate Your Summer Sweet Tooth

August 5th, 2020

Few desserts embody the warmth of summer quite like the classic s’more. The iconic combination of subtly sweet graham crackers, melted chocolate, and caramelized marshmallows instantly evokes memories of late nights spent gathered around a campfire with friends and family. However, as your tastes and dietary needs evolve, you shouldn’t have to limit your enjoyment of this delicious treat.

We’re sharing our favorite gluten-free, low-carb and-low sugar, and vegan s’more recipes for your enjoyment. Check them out and peruse Thrive Market’s selection of graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows for more inspiration.

Cinnamon Chai Gluten-Free S’more

The blend of chai and chocolate flavors add an experimental flair to the familiar summer classic. Feel free to explore our full selection of gluten-free chocolate bars for even more flavor inspiration.

Pamela’s Cinnamon Grahams

Steer clear of gluten and upgrade your average s’more with a cinnamony twist. Pamela’s whips up these crackers with a rice flour blend, organic non-GMO butter, brown cane sugar, molasses, organic honey, sea salt, and a natural spice blend.

Goodio’s 50% Cacao Chai Chocolate Bar

Enhance the flavor of your cinnamon grahams with a delicious bite of Goodio’s 50% Cacao Chai Chocolate Bar. This bar incorporates a warm blend of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper, emulating a chai latte mixed with a creamy hot chocolate.

Dandies’ Vegan Mini-Marshmallows

These snackable mini marshmallows enable full flavor-adjusting freedom, making them the perfect template for the complex flavors of this chocolate and chai s’more. Additionally, they are made with no gelatin, making them vegan-friendly.

Classic S’more with a Low-Carb & Low-Sugar Twist

Low-carb and low-sugar diets usually rule out the conventional sugar-heavy s’more. However, we’ve rounded up recipes and ingredients to create a classic s’more without compromising any of its delicious flavor.

Graham Crackers

Cracking the recipe for a low-carb and low-sugar graham cracker poses quite the challenge, but Paola van der Hulst managed to pin down a solution. This delicious keto and gluten-free recipe incorporates many ingredients that can be found on Thrive Market. Stock up on the products listed below, and be sure to check out Gnom Gnom’s website for the full recipe.

Thrive Market Almond Flour
Thrive Market Xanthan Gum or Thrive Market Flaxseed Meal
Sea Salt
Thrive Market Baking Soda
Thrive Market Ground Cinnamon
Grass-Fed Butter
Golden Erythritol—Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener, Golden
Eggs

Lily’s Sweets Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Bar

Dark chocolate is low in carbohydrates, high in fat, and far lower in sugar than milk chocolate alternatives, making it a keto-friendly treat. Lily’s Sweets takes it a step further by crafting chocolate bars with a zero-calorie sweetener derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant, which reduces the calories by 25 percent. If you’re a chocolate lover looking for a treat with a low glycemic index, this is the s’more for you.

Marshmallows

Van der Hulst also tackled the ever-elusive low-carb and low-sugar marshmallow. Check out the recipe here and pick up your ingredients at Thrive Market!

Water
Thrive Market Grass-fed Gelatin
Xylitol or Allulose
Sea Salt
Thrive Market Organic Vanilla Extract

Salty & Sweet Vegan S’more

This salty-sweet s’more is practically begging to be enjoyed at your next beach bonfire. Avoid sneaky non-vegan ingredients like gelatin and honey and elevate the classic dessert with this summery recipe.

Graham Crackers

Because most graham crackers are made with honey, vegan varieties are often hard to come by. However, you can easily whip up a batch of your own using this recipe from Mary’s Test Kitchen and ingredients from Thrive Market.

Whole Wheat Flour
Thrive Market Light Brown Sugar
Thrive Market Corn Starch
Thrive Market Ground Cinnamon
Thrive Market Baking Powder
Thrive Market Salt
Thrive Market Refined Coconut Oil
Water
Molasses
Thrive Market Organic Vanilla Extract

Endangered Species Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Bar with Sea Salt & Almonds

Flavorful salt flakes pair delightfully with crunchy almond bits to amplify the rich flavor of Endangered Species’ 72% cocoa dark chocolate. Plus, not only is this bar vegan, but Endangered Species donates 10 percent of all net profits to organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation, such as the Rainforest Trust, the American Wildlife Foundation, and the Xerces Society.

Dandies Original Vanilla Marshmallows

Dandies’ Classic Vanilla Flavor Air-Puffed Marshmallows are made on dedicated vegan equipment in a peanut and tree-nut free facility. They also happen to be every bit as fluffy and delicious as their non-vegan counterparts, and their meltability makes for the perfect center of your s’more.

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Kendall LoweryKendall Lowery is a current college student and a lifelong food enthusiast. When she’s not studying, she spends her time playing the flute, finding her next great bite, and working at Thrive Market as Content Contributor.

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