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Keto S’mores

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Nothing compares to the perfect bite of s’mores: gooey marshmellow, smooth chocolate, and a cinnamon-snap of graham cracker. It instantly brings back childhood memories of summertime and camping (or crisp autumn nights by the fire). However, if you are following the Keto diet (or any low carb diet) this nostalgic, family-friendly treat seems totally forbidden.  Every single ingredient of the traditional s’more is off limits to the low carb lifestyle. However, don’t despair!  Today, I’m bringing you a way to have your s’mores and eat them too…at only 4 net carbs per serving!

“How is this possible?”  you may wonder.  It is, in part, due to awesome specialty ingredients that are now on the market thanks to the number of people who are cutting back on sugar, such as sugar-free marshmallows and Stevia-sweetened chocolate!

The other key element that makes this recipe possible may be something that a lot of people wouldn’t think of: making your own, low-carb graham crackers from scratch. It’s not as tricky as it may sound.

The first thing you need to do is soften your butter (or zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds).  Add it to your mixer along with the almond flour, egg, butter, xanthan gum, baking powder, cinnamon and Swerve sweetener.

Swerve is a recent discovery for me,  and I love it!  It’s a non GMO, low-carb sugar substitute, and it’s great for baking because it measures 1:1 like sugar. It makes me especially happy that they have a brown sugar option because I LOVE brown sugar in my baked goods (and in coffee, too).  The brown sugar substitute is absolutely essential for making these low-carb graham crackers taste more like the original.

After you’ve added all the ingredients, mix together on high until completely combined.

Form the dough into a ball, and place in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours. It is best to let the dough sit in the fridge overnight (this helps it to roll out more easily). When ready to make the graham crackers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper. You can make the graham cracker dough as thick or as thin as you would like your crackers to be, but try to make them all the same thickness so that they will cook evenly.

For crispier graham crackers, use a very thinly rolled dough. The thicker you make your cracker dough, the more cookie like and less crispy they will be when finished.  Once rolled out, cut the dough into square shapes.

For an authentic look, poke holes all over the surface of each cracker square with the tines of a fork.

After you’re satisfied with the appearance of your faux graham crackers, place the dough squares on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for several minutes.

If your low-carb cookies are done and you plan on roasting your marshmallows around a real, live campfire, then you can skip this next step. However, if you are putting this special treat together at home, get ready to make your inner pyromaniac really happy by whipping out a kitchen blow-torch !  

Lightly toast the low carb marshmallow on a skewer. Whether you are roasting these with a kitchen torch or over a campfire, be careful not to burn them. Low carb marshmallow’s do NOT taste good burned.

Next comes the fun part. It’s time to assemble! Hopefully, you already know how to do this part and can enjoy doing it with your friends and family! Slide the marshmallow off onto one of your graham-cracker cookies, top with the amount of chocolate that you deem appropriate and top with another graham cracker.

Finally, the part you’ve been waiting for– that delicious first bite! Enjoy!

 

It’s encouraging to know that you can still have a really special treat like s’mores, even while following a Keto diet! We hope that this low-sugar recipe for a delicious American classic gives you that extra bit of motivation to continue on in your low carb journey! Let us know if you make it and how it turned out!

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Keto S’mores

  • Author: Wendy Hilton

Description

Gooey marshmellow, smooth chocolate, and crunchy graham cracker–yum! S’mores are a classic, fun dessert that everyone should be able to enjoy! If you are doing Keto or following a low-carb diet, you may have thought your s’mores days were behind you forever. However, we’re excited to bring you this delicious and low-carb S’mores treat that will delight your taste buds and help you power on in your low carb journey! Each serving only 4 net carbs!


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Ingredients

Lily’s chocolate bar

Sugar free low carb marshmallows ( We used La Nouba from Amazon)

1 ¼ c Almond flour

1 Egg

3 tbsp Butter unsalted

¼ tsp Xanthan gum

½ tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

¼ c Swerve brown sugar substitute

Kitchen torch (optional)


Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, egg, butter, xanthan gum, baking powder, cinnamon and Swerve sweetener. Mix together on high until completely combined.
  2. Form the dough into a ball, and place in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours. It is best to let the dough sit in the fridge overnight.
  3. When ready to make the graham crackers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper. You can make the graham cracker dough as thick or as thin as you would like your crackers to be, but try to make them all the same thickness so that they will cook evenly.
  5. Once rolled out, cut the dough into square shapes.
  6. Poke holes all over the surface of each cracker square with the tines of a fork.
  7. Place the dough squares on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for several minutes. The thicker you make your cracker dough, the more cookie like and less crispy they will be when finished. For crispier graham crackers, use a very thinly rolled dough.
  8. To assemble the s’more. Place one graham cracker face down on a plate, and put three squares of a Lily’s chocolate bar on top of it. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast a keto friendly marshmallow on a skewer, and slide it onto the top of the chocolate with another graham cracker on top. You can toast the marshmallows over an open fire as well, just be careful not to burn them. The taste of keto friendly marshmallows change when they get burnt.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 4 net

About the author

Wendy Hilton

Wendy is one of the owners of Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children: Hannah, age 23; Noah, age 22; and Mary Grace, age 16. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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