Graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate. Need I say more? Mallomars have all the flavors of a smore, but are a bit more fancy and such fun for the holidays.
The recipe requires a few steps, but it’s totally worth the effort.
You can make the graham crackers a day or two ahead of time, so the day of, all you need to do is whip up the marshmallows, pipe the filling onto the cracker and then dunk in chocolate.
After making the mallomars, you’ll have some extra marshmallow filling, so spread it in an oiled baking dish, let it sit overnight and cut into marshmallows the following day. They keep for several days in an airtight container and are fun to add to hot cocoa.
Homemade Mallomars (Grain-Free, Paleo)
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Diet: Gluten Free
For the Graham Crackers:
- Use this recipe and cut crackers into 2-inch circles (you can use a large size circle if needed)
For the Marshmallows:
- 3 tablespoons unflavored, grass-fed gelatin
- 2 cups maple syrup (you can also make this with honey)
- 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
For the Chocolate:
- 8 ounces dark chocolate (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- For the marshmallows: Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water in the bowl of a standing mixer with a whisk attached. Set aside for 5 minutes so the gelatin can soften and bloom.
- Whisk together maple syrup and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gently simmer over medium heat until syrup reaches 240°F.
- With mixer on medium speed, very slowly add hot syrup to gelatin and water in mixing bowl (it should take about 1 1/2 minutes to add all of the maple mixture). Turn mixer on high for 10 minutes until liquid has doubled and becomes light and fluffy.
- To assemble: Spoon about 1/2 of marshmallow filling into a piping bag fitted with a large tip (or you can use a large ziploc bag and cut a hold in one corner). Pipe a large swirl of marshmallow filling onto each cracker, making sure to lift the tip off of the marshmallow filling to create the little dollop on top. Let sit for 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler (or in a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water). Stir in coconut oil until smooth. Place a marshmallow-topped cracker on a fork and hold over the bowl of melted chocolate. With your other hand, use a spoon to pour chocolate over the cracker and marshmallow. Place cookie on a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- For the remaining marshmallows: Spoon into a small oiled baking dish and let sit at room temperature overnight, uncovered. The next day, flip the marshmallows onto a greased cutting board. Cut marshmallows using a knife dipped in hot water, to prevent sticking (I also oiled my hands when handling the marshmallows to prevent sticking).
- Serving Size: Makes about 36 two-inch cookies
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Kelly @ The Nourishing Home