They're this rare and elusive vegan item. I can say without a doubt that they don't have any in-store vegan marshmallows within a 100-mile radius of my home (possibly even further, I'm just being lazy and not doing the math here).
I had my first vegan marshmallow last Valentine's Day. My husband was sweet enough to order some of the Sweet and Sara variety and let me tell you, they were oh so magical. Are they going to turn a marshmallow nonbeliever into a believer? Maybe not. Are they going to soothe your craving for sugary, puffy goodness? Definitely.
And now that we have vegan marshmallows, there's nothing we can't do!
Including s'mores, a campfire favorite.
Only, I was campfireless, so we melted these bad boys down instead. And they turned out as ooey and gooey as you could imagine.
S'mores sans campfire
6 ounce package of marshmallows (we wanted the traditional s'more flavor so we went with vanilla)
1/2 stick butter
1 cup chocolate chunks (Enjoy Life makes a super awesome "chunk" variety)
4 cups graham cracker cereal (we found a non-honey variety at our local health food store)
In a saucepan on low-mediumish heat (we're talking like a 3 or 4 on a stove that goes to 9), melt butter and marshmallows.
Once a delicious, sugary goop, remove from heat and stir in cereal and chocolate chunks. Feel free to add chocolate chunks if you're a chocohalic.
Line a casserole dish or round cake pan with parchment paper (DO NOT skip the parchment paper. It will be a seriously sticky mess you don't want to deal with) and pour s'mores into it, pack down. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then serve.