Gluten Free S’mores Brownies are layered with a grain free graham cracker crust, a fudgy brownie middle, and toasted marshmallows! S’mores season officially deserves this bars!
| gluten free + Paleo option + dairy free |
EEEEP! S’mores brownies are HERE!
And they’re legit the best bars of my LIFE!
It’s like camping but without the tents, mosquitoes, and showering in your flip flops. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Josh and I have this tiny bonfire pit in our backyard, but after a year of living in the house, we still have yet to roast up some s’mores. Or anything for that matter. I don’t know why I never think to do it!
I have to tell you: I LOVE s’mores. Love, love, love. My family is the camping kind. I barely remember a time where we didn’t own a camper. And we camped multiple times a year when I was a kid. I remember pitching our campsite and spending hte majority of our days either riding bikes, hiking, or playing cards while snacking on potato stix.
Dad had a bonfire going the entire time, so we were always roasting up marshmallows for s’mores. One year, Mom got the idea to sandwich a Reese’s peanut butter cup in between the graham crackers and marshmallows. It was like a new dimension opened. Peanut buttery goodness. Oh Lawd.
I think my s’mores-eating record is 6 in one night. I don’t know why I remember that, but I do. Back when I had no idea what a calorie was and couldn’t fathom the fact that sugar wasn’t the best of options for my body.
I must tell you: these Gluten Free S’mores Bars are still an indulgence.
But they’re made without any grain or refined sugar. Unless you count the marshmallows…
I actually “cheated” for this recipe. The marshmallow topping was supposed to be homemade and Paleo, but by the time I got around to making these brownies, I just didn’t want to take the time to let homemade marshmallows dry out. If you’re searching for a truly Paleo brownie, MAKE THESE BROWNIES, and just top them with homemade Paleo marshmallows (I like this recipe).
How to make Gluten Free S’mores Brownies
The crust is a simple mixture of almond flour, ground walnuts (or almonds or pecans – whatever you fancy), coconut sugar, and coconut oil. Super simple.
Bake the crust for about 10-15 minutes while you make the brownie layer. This way, the crust has a chance to set!
The fudgy brownie layer is adapted from these Salted Caramel Brownies, and I swear I will never use another Paleo brownie recipe again! They are absolutely divine! The brownie layer gets a double dose of chocolate from unsweetened organic cocoa powder and rich, velvety dark chocolate.
Once the brownies are baked through (another 30 minutes or so), arrange the marshmallows on top and broil until puffy. I love using Dandies marshmallows for this recipe, but again, if you’re eating strict Paleo, I’d recommend making your own (which are naturally sweetened with honey instead of sugar).
Guys, they’re SO good!
I mean, just imagine cutting into these brownies and pulling apart that ooey gooey marshmallow topping…
Drooling yet? ‘Cause I am.
I’d definitely recommend letting these bars cool completely before digging in with a knife!
Because the fudgy brownies are THAT fudgy. AKA so fudgy they might fall apart if you cut them while they’re warm! And you don’t want your beautiful S’mores Brownies in a crumbly mess all over the place.
Oh, summer, you have never looked better!
If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy:
- Flourless Salted Caramel Brownies
- Chocolate Chunk Paleo Tahini Blondies
- Paleo Hummingbird Cake with Whipped Coconut Icing
- Gluten Free Blackberry Crumble Bars
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These grain free s'mores brownies are everything you need this summer! Dairy free with a Paleo option, these brownies are fudgy and rich, with gooey marshmallows on top.
- 1 c. blanched almond flour
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (or almonds or pecans)
- 1/3 c. coconut oil, softened
- 1/4 c. coconut sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 c. blanched almond flour
- 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. arrowroot or tapioca flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 6 oz. chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 c. coconut sugar
- 1/3 c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 7-8 oz. Dandies marshmallows (or homemade Paleo marshmallows)
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line an 8x8" square pan with parchment paper, leaving enough paper to overhang two opposite sides.
Add the almond flour, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and a pinch of salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until a fine crumb forms; it should resemble wet sand. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared 8x8" pan, pressing very firmly. Bake the crust at 350 F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove and cool while you make the brownies.
In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, microwave the dark chocolate in 30 second increments until smooth and melted. In a larger bowl, beat together the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and melted chocolate. Beat in the eggs one at a time; finally, beat in the vanilla extract.
Pour the brownie batter over top the baked graham cracker crust. Return the brownies to the oven for another 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove the brownies and arrange the marshmallows over top. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, then turn on the oven's broiler and broil 2-3 minutes until marshmallows are puffy and golden. Watch them closely - they burn quickly!
Cool completely before slicing!
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 315 Protein: 5g Carbs: 29g Fat: 21g