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Vegan Healthy-ish S'more Bars

One of our favourite parts of summer is sitting by a campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Well, we don't have a firepit so we came up with the next best thing: s'more bars you can make in the kitchen. They're decadent, rich, gooey, messy -- all the things that make up a good s'more without the fire.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, healthy, smore, vegan


Shortbread Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  • 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips (any size will do)
  • 1 1/2 cup mini vanilla flavour marshmallows


Make Shortbread

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Combine all the shortbread ingredients in a bowl, mix well, it's best to use your hands. The mixture will be crumbly but when you press it together it should be sticky
  • Oil a pan, we used a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 loaf pan and once oiled, cut out parchment paper and layer it inside. Leave flaps on the sides so you can easily lift it out when it's done.
  • Transfer the dough into the pan and begin spreading/pushing it out with your fingers until a uniform layer forms, we found it quite meditative
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes


  • After the 12 minute mark, pull the pan out and top with chocolate chips, they will begin melting immediately and then top with mini marshmallows
  • If you're using big marshmallows, slice them in half.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, then broil for 30-60 seconds to get the perfect golden marshmallow topping (watch them so they don't burn!!!!)
  • Pull them out of the oven and swirl the marshmallows around with the back of a spoon (you can leave this part out and leave them as is)
  • Let the bars cool for about 10 minutes -- I know this seems cruel, but they need to slightly harden so they don't fall a part when you cut them
  • Slice them into 10 even bars, or however many your heart desires. They will be slightly crumbly and messy (that's the charm of them!)
  • Store them in an airtight container on the counter for 1-3 days