Cottage S’mores Clusters

Inspired by and created at a cottage weekend, these s’mores clusters are all things sweet and summery. We’ve taken all the components of a traditional s’more and added a few special ingredients to elevate a classic campfire treat that everyone will love!

When we think of summer treats, s’mores are THE dessert that always comes to mind and brings us right back to our childhoods in Ontario of summer camp, camping, and anything to do with being outdoors. Feeling nostalgic as we head full-swing into summer, we decided to create something s’mores related. While up at a family cottage last week, the idea of Cottage S’mores Clusters came to us as a combination of all things s’mores-related but without the need of a campfire and with some yummy additions.

We obviously had to start by including the ultimate s’mores trifecta – graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. To give the clusters a salty kick, we opted to add chopped pretzels in with the graham crackers for a total balance of flavours. Coating both of them in a sweet and caramel-y mixture is so easy but makes for such a rich addition. We felt that simply topping the dessert with mini marshmallows wasn’t enough of a true homage to s’mores, so we decided to toss the whole tray in the oven and broil for a few minutes to make the marshmallows ooey-gooey and toasted to perfection. Hit it with some flaky salt at the end if you like that extra bit of salt like us and pop them in the fridge and they’re ready to go!

For such an easy dessert to put together, you’ll be so impressed at how delicious and addicting it is. You might say that it’s so tasty you’ll want to keep coming back for s’more… haha. These s’more clusters transport well so you can bring them to all of your summer activities and get-togethers and deliver that true campfire feeling that we all know and love.

What memories do s’mores bring you back to?

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Cottage S’mores Clusters

  • Servings: 30 pieces
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Inspired by and created at a cottage weekend, these s’mores clusters are all things sweet and summery. We’ve taken all the components of a traditional s’more and added a few special ingredients to elevate a classic campfire treat that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 sleeve (100g) graham crackers, broken into coarse pieces
  • 1 cup pretzels, broken into coarse pieces
  • 2 cups vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini vegan marshmallows
  • Pinch of flaky salt

Instructions

1. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the vegan butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it boils, keep stirring for 3 minutes until the mixture becomes a deep golden-brown colour. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
3. Quickly stir in the crushed graham crackers and pretzels and stir to coat all of the pieces. Pour the mixture out onto the tinfoil and spread it out as much as you can. Chill in the freezer for an hour.
4. When the caramelized mixture is almost done chilling, preheat the oven to 350°F (177℃).
5. Line another baking sheet with tinfoil and spread the 2 cups of chocolate chips out in an even layer. Place it in the oven for 3 minutes to melt the chocolate chips. Remove from the oven and spread the melted choco chips all over the tinfoil with a spatula. Turn the oven on broil.
6. Crumble the chilled caramelized grahams and pretzels over top of the melted chocolate layer. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows over top and broil in the oven for 2 minutes, watching carefully so you don’t burn the marshmallows. Remove from the oven, add a pinch of flaky salt and chill in the fridge for an hour or until completely solid.
7. Break it up into small clusters and store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  1. If you don’t eat honey, be sure to find graham crackers that don’t contain honey, as many brands do.
  2. Store the clusters in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for up to a month.

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