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.
All it takes is five simple ingredients to get these yummies ready to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After the crust is baked and cooled, pour your melted chocolate onto the crust and let set.
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.
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?
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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.
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!
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.
Now enjoy that yummy homemade goodness and the satisfaction of watching your loved ones and friends delight themselves in your efforts.
Even JC can’t resist the finger-licking goodness. Okay…I’m definitely hungry now. mmmm….
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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.
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