Paleo S'mores

Kitchen Gadgets: 

 

Oven tray

Baking paper to line it and extra sheet to roll out biscuit dough

Mixing bowl and spoon

20cm (all the way around) biscuit/cookie cutter (square or round)

Rolling pin

Butter knife

Measuring cups

Double boiler (or a glass/ceramic bowl/container sitting firmly just inside a saucepan) for the stove

Hand mixer

Candy thermometer

Square or rectangle dish for setting marshmallows

Another sheet of baking paper for that dish

Ingredients: Biscuits (makes 18 pieces, 9 s'mores)

 

3/4 cup green banana flour

1 tbsp ghee

2 large eggs (pastured/organic when possible)

1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut

1 tbsp raw honey

2 tsp pure arrowroot or tapioca powder

Method: Biscuits:

1. Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line an oven tray with baking paper

2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring well to mix thoroughly

and form dough

3. Roll the dough mixture into a ball with your hands then place onto a sheet of baking paper on the bench, place another sheet on top (around 40-50cm long) and use a rolling pin to flatten to 2-3mm high

4. Remove the top sheet of paper then use your biscuit/cookie cutter to make shapes to gently transfer to the oven tray

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all dough is used and shapes are spaced relatively evenly apart on the oven tray

6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15-20 mins, checking at about the 10 min mark to move biscuits around if needed to cook evenly. You're looking for alight golden brown colouring, avoiding dark edges and bases as this is overcooking and creates a harder biscuit to bite into (the nature of using green banana flour!).

7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let cool

 

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Ingredients + Method: Marshmallows:

 

See recipe here

It's best to make these 3-4 days earlier so they dry out and therefore toast on the fire better.

Cut them to the size of being slightly smaller than the biscuits you've made. I find making them about half the size of the biscuits allows them to toast and heat through properly to then melt the chocolate.

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The Chocolate:

There are different options for this element:

Your favourite paleo-friendly/healthier chocolate block, such as:

- Alter Eco organic chocolate

- Health food store/online store vegan versions with coconut milk and sugar

- Lindt high % plain dark varieties (contain soy and cane sugar but no dairy. All flavoured varieties contain dairy now)

- Aldi organic dark chocolate (contains soy and cane sugar but no dairy) 

- Coles high % dark chocolate (one contains no soy or dairy but does contain cane sugar)

- Rumbles Paleo choc drops (melt and make into a flat block then cut to size)

Or make your own chocolate using pure organic cocoa, raw honey, coconut oil and cacao butter

I used about 3/4 cup paleo-friendly choc drops from Flannery's, Maroochydore (very similar to Rumbles Paleo version) then melted them down using a double boiler method on the stove, poured onto baking paper inside a square container, set in the fridge, cut to the size slightly smaller than the biscuits

Remember: The thinner the chocolate pieces the easier they'll melt

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Putting it all together to make s'mores:

 

1. Get the fire ready

2. Place biscuits on a plate/platter

3. Place 1 piece of chocolate on half of the biscuits

4. Toast a marshmallow over coals or a flame on the end of a stick, being careful not to let it melt and fall off!

5. Place on the chocolate on one biscuit then put the other biscuit 'lid' on and you now have a s'more sandwich where the chocolate will melt from the heat of the marshmallow. So the marshmallows do need to be fairly toasted and heated through to be able to then melt the chocolate properly

6. When cool enough in the centre, eat it and enjoy!

 

A delicious winter treat for the whole family!