The S’more is said to have first been printed in a 1927 publication entitled “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” Assumed to be short for “some more,” the s’more is a popular campfire treat among Americans and Canadians consisting of marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers (source).
The thought of s’mores and crispy treats brings me back to my childhood. Both were two of my favorite desserts growing up, and now that I’m vegan, this doesn’t mean I can no longer enjoy them. Luckily for us, there is a plant-based version of nearly everything out there, and that includes marshmallows. Chicago Vegan Foods creates Dandies, which act almost exactly like traditional marshmallows, whether you roast them over a fire, or melt them over the stove.
Enjoy these S’mores Crispy Treats and try not to eat the entire batch in one sitting!
NOTE: Many grocers carry original Nabisco grahams, which come in a red box and are vegan.
S’mores Crispy Treats
1/4 (14.4-ounce) box vegan graham crackers
1/4 cup + 1/2 cup softened vegan butter, divided
1 (10-ounce) bag vegan marshmallows
5 cups crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips
Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking dish and set aside.
Place graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a crumb texture is reached. Add 1/4 cup softened butter and pulse another few seconds until mixture begins to stick together.
Pour graham cracker mixture into prepared baking pan and spread evenly, flattening with your fingers or the back of a spoon. Refrigerate while you prepare the marshmallow mixture.
Place 1/2 cup butter and marshmallows in a large pot. Heat over medium, stirring often, or until butter and marshmallows have melted, approximately 5-7 minutes.
Turn off heat and quickly stir in rice cereal, mixing until combined. Pour out into prepared baking dish and flatten with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cool.
Remove crispy treats from refrigerator and slice into squares. Remove from pan with a spatula so as not to break apart the graham cracker crust. Carefully turn upside down and place on a cooling rack or plate with the graham cracker crust side facing up.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Dip a fork into melted chocolate and drizzle over crispy treats.