Summer is coming up fast! May marks the unofficial start of summer with both the Victoria Day and Memorial Day long weekends later this month. Summer also means camping, bon fires and smores. Yes I said smores!
How can you have summer without roasting marshmallows and making smores?
For the past few years I have bought the delicious commercially made graham crackers that are out there. I have also said to myself for the past few years that I would come up with my own recipe. Well a few of weeks ago I started playing with ingredients. The first couple of times, albeit delicious they were definitely not the proper consistency. Too runny. Then I finally got it down pat. Yes I would be making my own graham crackers this year!
My brilliant daughter came up with another suggestion. Melt chocolate ( I use Enjoy Life) and cover one side of the crackers. That way, when you are making smores you already have your chocolate!! Yes I said she was brilliant. Now it depends on how chocolatey you like your smores, as to whether you cover your whole batch or just half.
Now, you too can enjoy your own homemade smores!! Maybe next year I’ll make my own marshmallows. 🙂
Graham Crackers (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Nut Free)
1 1/2 c. gluten free flour mix
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. maple syrup (honey if not vegan)
1/2 c. palm sugar
In a small bowl, whisk together flour mix, xanthan gum, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium size bowl, beat together coconut oil, maple syrup and palm sugar. When smooth mix in flour mixture. Your mixture will seem to dry. Don’t let it fool you. It will stick together.
Put mixture on top of a 9″ by 13″ piece of parchment paper. Press mixture together. Cover with another piece of parchment paper. Roll mixture out to between 1/4-1/8 of an inch thick. I push the extra bits back where they are needed. Cut your dough into 2″ by 2″ squares. I made 20. Put your dough into the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove dough from the fridge. Cut your crackers apart so that they will bake as individual crackers. Bake for 9 minutes for 1/8″ and 10 minutes for 1/4″. Let cool completely.
If you’d like to, melt dairy free chocolate and cover tops of half or all of your crackers to be smore ready!
These freeze well! They can also stay in a sealed container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.