Granola Graham S’mores w/ Superfood Chocolate

April 13, 2015

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One month from today we will be back home in California, visiting for an entire week. I CAN HARDLY KEEP MY PANTS ON. But that’s mainly because I’m dying to be in my swimsuit on the beach, feeling that warm sand, and trying to convince myself to jump in the cold ocean. We get in on a Thursday morning. The morning when my favorite farmers from all over the state gather in the huge parking lot at the OC Fairgrounds to sell some of the best produce I have ever sunk my teeth into. We have agreed this will be the first stop once our plane’s wheels touch the ground. And our second?! To see one of my best friends who will have had her BABY! Ah! I can’t believe I have friends having babies now, and I cannot wait to meet this precious new piece of life our two great friends will be bringing into this world (even if they are major Star Wars dorks… kidding!). We’re going to run around our old neighborhood, go visit his old shop Thalia, get some grub at my old job Pita Jungle, play frisbee in the open sand at Newport Beach, and see movies at our favorite theater ever. I am going to stuff myself with produce, take heaps of it to all of our old friends we visit (including our previous landlord Jackie! Need to check in and see how our garden is doing), and we are going to eat so many chips and salsa and burritos from all our favorite joints because where is your good Mexican food Colorado. We want to have a surf afternoon down at San Onofre, meet friends down in Carlsbad for another surf, and maybe score a sweet beach bonfire where we can roast some of these s’mores. THESE S’MORES you guys.

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Cookies or cake? Chocolate or vanilla? These are questions that constantly frustrate me. BOTH. I don’t want to choose, I want both. So I choose s’mores – they are my perfect treat. They have the graham cracker that resembles a cookie, the layers that resemble a cake, the chocolate bar for my cocoa fix, and gooey vanilla marshmallow for the frosting. It quite literally embodies all four of those choices and sandwiches them together so you don’t have to choose. Perfection. The past few years I’ve chosen to have s’mores for my birthday, and now I wonder why I didn’t start this tradition sooner. It’s not my birthday yet (in June) but I decided to hop on the s’more train a little early to celebrate the great snow melt that is happening all over this country right now – beckoning us to get outside, go camping, and roast some s’mores. Or if you’re like us and are stuck in the city for a while longer, bust out that camp stove (or turn on your gas stovetop) and get roasting. No excuses, light a fire and get these ooey gooey chocolatey babies bringing in some serious camp vibes to your home. Or if you are one of those super rad people that have a fire pit in your back yard, call us, we want to come over.

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When it comes to these grahams, think graham cracker meets granola bar. Plus half the prep time, and way healthier of an alternative. Don’t get me wrong, I love my homemade authentic graham crackers and plan on sharing that recipe with you all at some point. But these granola versions are so simple, delicious, healthy, and fuss free that it is temping to just whip these up instead every time! I love the hint of molasses, and crunch from the oats. Plus they hold up to even the heavy-dutiest of s’mores’ builders. I love building mine with Dandies vegan marshmallows (theeeee best marshmallows of my life) and now for the first time with ALOHA’s superfood chocolate bar! Taking s’mores to a whole other level now when we bring in this bar of greens-packed-chocolately-goodness and sandwich it in this classic treat. That’s right, SUPERFOOD s’mores. ALOHA, you rule.

This post was done in collaboration with ALOHA. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I think their superfood products absolutely rock.

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Tid-bits: For some superfood action I use ALOHA’s chocolate bars mentioned below, however, you can use whatever chocolate you have on hand for regular s’mores. As far as vegan marshmallows go, I highly recommend Dandies.

Makes 4 s’mores.

Ingredients
2 ALOHA chocolate bars, broken in half
4 vegan marshmallows
1 batch granola grahams (below)

Granola Grahams
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons oat flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil solid
1 tablespoon raw honey*
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon molasses

*I only use unpasteurized honey (in its raw state), organically produced, and sustainably harvested. Make sure to use a runny honey for the best consistency. If you do not eat honey, you can replace it with additional maple syrup for this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine the dry ingredients, mix well. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Press into a parchment-lined 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and slice into 8 squares while they are still in the pan and hot. Let the squares fully cool in the pan, then remove by lifting out the parchment paper, and breaking them into the squares previously cut.

Roast your marshmallow and assemble the s’more using two granola grahams and half a bar of ALOHA superfood chocolate!

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See more recipes I have done for ALOHA here. Including my Raw Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Bars and Superfood Chocolate Sesame Snack Squares

  • betty | le jus d'orange April 15, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Oh, what a pretty post! And granola graham crackers?? This is like the adult, responsible, healthy version of our favorite camping treat!!! Irresistible, lady!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Eeee thanks so much Betty! Anything that means I get to eat more s’mores!! Hope you are having the best week <3

  • The Holistic Herbivore April 15, 2015 at 6:17 am

    These look wonderful!!! Those graham crackers look like they would be amazing on their own!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much! And truth = so good on their own. They make a great granola bar, or Scott broke them up into pieces the other night and poured almond milk and chocolate chips on top and ate it like cereal and LOVED it :)

  • Victoria April 15, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Jessie, have you seen the marshmallows made of chickpea brine? Keepin’ it Kind just posted a recipe and they are all over the internet! You may want to try them :)

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

      I just saw that about the marshmallow fluff! Interesting… Thanks for the tip! I will still always love Dandies though ;)

  • Faith VanderMolen April 15, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I love the feeling of going home and having tons of plans already set up! And I’m definitely going to make these! Most homemade graham crackers require so many more ingredients and time to prepare, but these are perfect!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

      I know right we are so pumped! And thanks so much Faith – I hope you get to make them soon and see how ridiculously easy they are!!

  • Kathryn April 15, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I have never had a proper smore in my life and at the moment, this is causing me a huge amount of woe. I love the granola action you’ve got going on here and I need that crunchy/chewy/chocolate-y goodness in my life asap.

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

      I’ve heard its an American things but just can’t wrap my head around that – the world NEEDS THESE!

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan April 15, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I LOVE smores, but it seems like something you can only make with a bonfire, which you have proven wrong here! Have so much fun in California dear! I adore each and every one of your posts, they are gorgeous : )

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Aw thanks so much Abby! You rule. I appreciate each and every one of your comments. Hope you get to roast some s’mores soon! <3

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 15, 2015 at 8:42 am

    This, this, and this. I have such a crush on those chocolate bars with their cute little slogans.

    And s’mores! Oh my god, s’mores. They are the best. I can’t wait to try your version with granola-graham crackers!!!

    Have fun in California!!! It’s always fun coming home :-)

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Thanks so much Michelle!! I love how both of our posts this week have s’mores vibes (loving that graham cracker frosting! I die!).

  • Medha April 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    S’mores with granola grahams and vegan marshmallows – I am all for it! Gorgeous pictures lady – love your posts. Have a fun trip to California and come back with lot more stories! xo

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

      You’re the sweetest thank you Medha! And oh you know we will. There will be lots of pictures and stories across all mediums I’m sure ;) hope you are having just a lovely week!

  • valentina | sweet kabocha April 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve never tried smores – I think I’m one of the few in Italy knowing what they are! – but seeing your grahams filled with marshmallows and chocolate…wow, it’s so tempting!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

      AH! Valentina. You must. Get it started over there in Italy! ;)

  • Amanda | Pickles & Honey April 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I love everything about this post, Jessie!! The fact that you began it by saying you could hardly keep your pants on (lol), all of the amazing produce and Mexican food you plan to eat your way through in CA, the merging of granola bars + graham crackers (genius!)…this was a really fun post to read. <3 I just discovered what I thought was an old coffee table in our basement and then noticed it has a fire pit in the middle!! We're only here for a few more weeks but I think I need to bring that out ASAP and make some s'mores! It will be practice for road tripping/camping!!!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Hahaha I’m glad you enjoyed that line ;) and thanks so much for all of the post love Amanda! You’re the best. And, um, BEST find ever?! Maybe?! Definitely. You must practice!! Teehee ;)

  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries April 15, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    What an AMAZING way to lighten up S’mores! I love this.

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Ah thanks so much Annie! So glad you think so!

  • Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen April 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    S’mores are the best! They always bring me back to my teen summers of camping and canoe tripping. Those were the days…

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Right?! That sounds amazing. Lets make those days come back this summer <3

  • Emily April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    We just got a fire pit for our backyard, and this seems like the perfect excuse to break it in! I love your idea for the granola graham crackers- so clever! I love your shot of the marshmallow getting squished because I always loved that part of s’more making:) Thanks for sharing!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Woohoo! Congrats, that is SO rad. Super glad you like these little grahams, and the squished shot! Hehe. That made me smile :) hope you get to squish some soon! <3

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche April 15, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    This post is seriously everything. I definitely am making these smores & I am SO guilty of re-pinning the images too many times too!

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Yay! So glad, really hope you love them Thalia! Thanks for the s’more love <3

  • Sarah @ SnixyKitchen April 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Aloha does rule! I can only image the coconuty goodness this chocolate adds to these s’mores! If I promise to build a fire pit in our backyard, will you pack up the s’mores and come over?? :)

    • Faring Well April 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

      So much goodness! And haha DEAL! You just say the word ;)

  • Jodi April 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Oh my goodness, the good times you are going to have in California! That farmers market sounds like a dream, I’m imagining the juiciest berries! I’ll let you know when I would like my s’more care package delivered to the middle of nowhere in sweden during the summer, k thanks :) xx

    • Faring Well April 17, 2015 at 7:20 am

      Haha you got it! Oh my goodness, Sweden in summer! Your trip is going to be AMAZING! <3

  • Jan April 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

    You are killing me…I want one of these RIGHT NOW!!! And Aloha Chocolate…it’s just doesn’t get any better than that!! Keep the great food coming. I look forward to every post!! :)

    • Faring Well April 17, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Eeee thank you Jan! I knew you would like these. Backyard s’mores roast next time we/re home!! <3

  • renee (will frolic for food) April 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    oh my gosh these are AWESOME! i love me some s’mores. i can’t wait to make these granola grahams!!! hell yes!

    • Faring Well April 17, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Thanks so much Renee! And I know right?! S’mores = theeee best!

  • Sherrie April 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Granola! Grahams! SO SMART, xo!!

    • Faring Well April 18, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Sherrie!! <3

  • Emma April 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    WOW!

    • Faring Well April 24, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Thanks Emma! <3

  • Chicory App June 24, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This is such a cool idea! I’ve never seen anyone us granola bars to replace graham crackers. Your photos are amazing!

    • Faring Well June 25, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Ah thank you so much! I was pretty thrilled when I first tried them. <3

  • Megan September 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    These look legit! Have fun on your CA vacation! If you’re going to be in OC, you won’t need much convincing to jump in the ocean – it is SO WARM this year.

    • Faring Well September 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Aw thanks Megan! This was actually published last spring – so our trip has come and passed, and it was wonderful! <3

  • KJ | Om Nom Herbivore January 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    How unbelievably easy!! I cannot remember the last time I’ve had a graham cracker!! And an indoor smore?!? Count me in!

  • hayat September 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    These look absolutely divine. And seem easy too. I love this!

    • Faring Well September 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Yay thank you! They are definitely such a snap to pull together <3