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Homemade Marshmallow S’Mores ~ Grain Free Treat

There is nothing better in the summer & fall evenings that a fun time with family around a fire pit roasting marshmallows. Though, I’ll admit, those store-bought styrofoam balls called marshmallows are not pleasing to me. To enjoy the tasty toasted treat without the guilt or nasties, I’m sharing these homemade marshmallow s’mores with you based on your popular request.

Homemade S'Mores for a Summertime Treat, and they're grain-free! Recipe by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

All it takes is five simple ingredients to get these yummies ready to go.

Homemade Marshmallow Ingredients by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Homemade Marshmallow S’Mores ~ Grain Free

Have your s’mores and eat it too. These healthy grain-free treats won’t last long. Just gather your ingredients and you’ll be serving your family and guests a delight they will savor.

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water, separated
  • 3 Tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa, coconut, tapioca flour (optional for dusting)
  • 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Gather your ingredients. These are simple and only require a bit of time in preparation, but need to rest for about 2-4 hours for best setup. You can make these the night before and let rest over night.
  2. Grease an 8″ x 8″ pan (or 11″ x 7″ like I used) with butter and line with parchment paper. Leave extra length to go up over the sides to make it easier to remove the marshmallows when finished. You can even use binder clips to hold it in place. Dust with cocoa, tapioca starch, coconut, almond flour, etc.
  3. In a mixer bowl, add the gelatin and 1/2 cup of the water. Meanwhile, take the other 1/2 cup water and add it to a small sauce pan. Add in the honey, vanilla, and salt. Set the temperature to a medium-high heat, bringing the mixutre to a boil. Place a candy thermometer in the sauce pan mixture and continue to boil until it reaches 240 degrees (soft ball stage). This takes only about 8 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on it. Immediately remove from heat after reaching soft ball stage.
  4. Add the honey mixture to your gelatin mixture by slowly turning on the mixer and streaming it in. When all is incorporated, turn up the speed slowly until you reach maximum speed (this will prevent spattering). Once at maxiumum speed, leave run for about 8-10 minutes until the marshamallow is thick and forms stiff peaks.
  5. Pour the marshmallow into prepared pan and spread until smooth. Top with a dusting of cocoa powers and let rest for 2-4 hours. I like to cut them when firm and let them rest longer to firm up the sides making them easier to handle. Note: When the marshmallow is soft, this is a great time to use this for piping onto cupcakes, on top of sweet potatoes or squash…you get the idea. YUM.
  6. Once your marshmallows have firmed up you can eat them as is or roast them for a tasty treat. We decided to roast and add them to a cookie crust topped with melted chocolate. You can find the recipe to a grain-free crust over on my blog. For the chocolate, melt one 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips in a double boiler with 2 T. butter. Pour onto crust. Next, let’s head to the fire pit for more sweet fun.

You can prepare the marshmallows and the crust the day before if you’re planning a party. This recipe is really easy and will make a huge difference in the junk overload that we sometimes get.

These homemade marshmallow s’mores begin by heating up 1/2 cup of the water, honey, vanilla, and salt. The goal is to reach 240°, the soft ball stage. It only takes about 8 minutes to get there, so stick around to make sure it doesn’t hit hard crack stage.

Cooking Homemade Marshmallows to Soft Ball Stage | prodigalpieces.com

When ready, add it to the gelatin mixture you prepared as stated in the recipe above. Beat for about 8 minutes to get that stiff-peaked goodness.

Yummy Homemade Marshmallow Creme by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Instead of making marshmallows, you could use this fluff in this state to pipe onto cupcakes, fill cookies, top your yummy squash or sweet potato casserole, or even make Peeps. To make the marshmallows, pour them into your prepared pan dusted with cocoa, shredded coconut, tapioca flour, or almond flour.

Use cocoa for dusting marshmallow pan | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Once set in pan, let rest for 2-4 hours or more until firm. This is where making them the night before can pay off.

Homemade Marshmallows in Pan by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While you’re waiting, you can get your grain-free crust ready. Full recipe for the crust is over in my roasted stone fruit recipe near the bottom of the post.

Pressing Grain-Free S'mores Crust by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

After the crust is baked and cooled, pour your melted chocolate onto the crust and let set.

Pouring Chocolate onto Grain-Free Crust by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Time to check your marshmallows. I like to cut them when firm and let them rest a bit more to allow the sides to get a crust on them.

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Trust me, when these delightful treats are ready they don’t last long! My family of 8 and I take these out to our fire pit to give them a roasted flavor you just can’t beat. Anyone else getting hungry?

Fire Pit S'mores from Homemade Marshmallows and Grain-Free Crust by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Back Yard Treats with Homemade S'mores by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Let me show you how I get the perfect roasting fire in less than 5 minutes. This thing is awesome!! Grab your ElectroLight Fire Starter and place it into your prepared kindling. Turn on the ElectroLight and let it run until you see red embers.

Starting Fire with HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter | prodigalpieces.com

Once you see the red embers, slowly back out the ElectroLight while keep it on and blow the fire to full bloom. It’s like a high-speed bellows that kicks your fire into high gear in about 3-5 minutes. Woot!

How to Start a Fire in your Fire Pit with the HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Time to roast your yummy homemade marshmallows and enjoy! You can refrigerate any leftovers (I’d be surprised if there are any!) for up to one week in a covered container.

Roasting Marshmallow | prodigalpieces.com

Now enjoy that yummy homemade goodness and the satisfaction of watching your loved ones and friends delight themselves in your efforts.

Family Eating Homemade Grain-Free S'mores. Recipe by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Even JC can’t resist the finger-licking goodness. Okay…I’m definitely hungry now. mmmm….

Finger-lickin' good homemade s'mores | prodigalpieces.com

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I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make these homemade marshmallow s’mores. They sure beat the box store stuff and will leave you feeling good too. Do pin and share to inspire others.

Make these delicious homemade marshmallow s'mores to delight your tastebuds. Grain-free crust makes it delish for anyone. Recipe at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
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Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Texas says

    Mallow S’Mores look wonderful.
    thank U

  2. Rhonda Nottingham says

    Don’t like marshmallows either, but honey ones might be great.

  3. Lezlie adams says

    These look wonderful. I have heard once you make your own you will never buy store bought again. I’m going to have to give it a try.
    Anxious to play with a home wright product.

  4. Debrashoppeno5 says

    I don’t buy marshmallows anymore. If I had young children I would most definitely make this recipe. Pinned

    • Larissa says

      I never do either, but miss having the treat during summer and fall days. These are waaaay better.

  5. Patty Soriano says

    Hi Larissa! Those look yummy even tho I’m not a big fan of smores. We grill a lot so this is a great win!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome! This is a wonder for me in our fireplace in winter as we heat with wood. Woot!

  6. Judy Black says

    Yummy! Would love the fire starter for my fire pit at my camper in VA. Grandkids love sitting around a campfire.

    • Larissa says

      That is the ultimate time to make memories. I hope you win!

  7. Charlene says

    I love honey. Homemade is always the best way to go. I’ll give these a try with my 3 grandkids. They’re sonewhat picky, too.

    • Larissa says

      You are so right. Honey is wonderful so it doesn’t give you that sugar high. I think they’ll love it!

  8. melinda says

    ok this sounds like a easy and delicious recipe. I have always wanted to make my own,now I can with your recipe,they look tasty!!! The firestarter would help out starting our firepit and grill:)

    • Larissa says

      I sure hope you try. They are fun and so full of uses. Hope you win!

  9. Dee says

    Seriously, these look so amazing I am definitely going to try them! Knowing that it’s not that hard to make marshmallows just more or less time consuming it’s worth it to me because I don’t like the ones from the store I don’t think they’re healthy. Thank you so much for bringing these wonderful recipes, and the lighter it’s amazing what a great tool that Would-be!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome, Dee! They are so yummy and you can use the marshmallow so many ways…especially to impress your guests. 😉

  10. Dawn says

    OMG! Those look amazing & really yummy ! The marshmallow recipe is just what I’ve been looking for ! Would use the firestarter for the barbeque , firepit & our fireplace; we always have trouble getting them started…do not want to use chemicals ! Enjoying following you ! Thanks !

    • Larissa says

      Wonderful to hear! Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Dawn.

  11. Denise says

    Homemade is always better. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Michelle says

    Oh my goodness! My children love marshmallows, and I feel so guilty letting them eat the store bought ones! I have to try these for sure! YUM! Thank you Larissa!

    • Larissa says

      You sound like me, Michelle. Mine are the same. High five to you!

  13. Melissa says

    Those look so yummy. Have to give them a try.

  14. Cindy B says

    I’d love to keep this in our travel trailer!

  15. Laura h says

    Homemade marshmallows?!? Who knew! Must try.
    I’m hoping that fire starter would work with coals too. I’m been teaching myself to make Dutch oven recipes.

    • Larissa says

      haha…totally, right? 😀 It sure will and is used for that all the time. You will love it!

  16. Annette says

    I’m planning on putting a fire pit on my patio so I would this for that …. and to make s’mores, of course!

  17. Lea says

    Do you think it would work to put the mixture in silicone molds? I want to use them for hot drinks I sell at our local farmers market.

    • Larissa says

      The only way I know is to try. Should work if you oil them first.

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