Healthy S'mores: Poppable Bites

Steph S. | ::steph chows::
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Healthy s'mores that even the kids will want to chow. Dates and apple butter lighten them up just enough to make them a great healthy snack.

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Summer to me means a whole long list of wonderful things. But the top thing on that list, you ask? It’s my yearly camping trip with my best friend! We go to the same camp site every year, spend the entire year planning out what we will eat, where we will hike, and what new adventures we’ll have! One thing that won't change - the fact we’ll be packing enough s'mores supplies to feed a small army.

The world can not be more complete in my mind when you are sitting next to a campfire, staring up at the stars with your best friend next to you, and sticky s'mores all over your face.

Since we aren’t going for another month, I'll have to make do daydreaming and eating these no-fire-required healthy s'mores bites! No oven required either! These things whip up in a matter of minutes with a handy dandy food processor.

Don’t go thinking these are 100% guilt free, but a nice spike of dates and apple butter holds everything together without a drizzle of corn syrup to be seen. Just don’t let the kids see, or they might pull a “NOT TRYING THIS” face on you. But never fear, after they pop one of these in their mouths they will be begging for more!

Looking for a way to incorporate some peanut butter? What… isn’t everyone thinking that at all times? Skip the apple butter and sub your favorite nut butter for an ever bigger bang for your flavor buck!

But keeping them nut free also makes them lunch box friendly long after summer is gone. I can't think of a single person that would say no to a s'mores in October, or even February. These healthy s'mores bites are exactly the sort of treat to make 'em smile at school lunchtime.

You should know by now I'm all about the healthy desserts. Don't miss my healthy brownies recipe and peanut butter banana ice cream too. 

Healthy S'mores Recipe

  12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 sheets Graham Crackers, divided (4 crackers per sheet)
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Pitted Dates, (about 5 dates)
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Butter
  • 6 Marshmallows

Directions

  1. Place 4 graham cracker sheets, chocolate chips, dates, apple butter and marshmallows into a food processor and let it run until everything forms into a dough (add a little more apple butter if things aren't sticking together enough).
  2. Crush the remaining graham cracker into fine crumbs in a separate bowl.
  3. Form dough into 1" balls and roll in remaining crushed graham cracker.
  4. Place in freezer or enjoy at room temperature.

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Steph S.

About Steph

Stephanie loves to eat, and eat healthy. Both on Steph Chows and here, you'll find healthy recipes full of flavor and good-for-you goodies.