Monday, July 18, 2011

Kinnikinnick S'moreables

Who says going gluten free means missing out on campfire traditions?  S'mores, a combination of graham crackers, marshmallow, and melted chocolate is one of those treats everyone should have the joy of experiencing as a child.  I know that some traditions are not going to possible with my son's food restrictions, but luckily, S'mores will not be one of them!

I picked up a box if Kinnickinnick S'moreables gluten and dairy free graham-style crackers and set about creating the ultimate gluten free 'more for my two year old.





The crackers are a rectangular shape rather than traditionally square, but they're the perfect size to break in half and create the perfectly sized S'more for little fingers.



We also had a box of regular graham crackers for comparison, and despite the gluten free crackers having a smoother consistency, the flavour was pretty close.

Add one campfire:


Some toasted marshmallows and pure, dairy free chocolate, and the S'more is born!



Our chocolate was a bit too thick to melt entirely, but I didn't hear any complaints!


Verdict: This product did the job it was supposed to do, had a pretty authentic flavour and didn't crumble under the pressure of being the anchor in a S'more.  Everyone agreed that they make a great substitute for a traditional graham cracker.  I have a few pie and cake recipes that call for a graham crust; I'm looking forward to trying them out using this product.


3 comments :

  1. These crackers are great alone! And you don't have to crush them--Kinnikinnick makes graham cracker crumbs AND chocolate cookie crumbs to use in making pies and desserts.

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  2. The crackers are good alone. I recently say the graham crumbs at my local grocery store, which is great. I haven't yet seen the chocolate cookie crumbs, but I'll keep an eye out for them!

    Kathleen

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  3. this is my month for gluten free to see if it makes a difference for me. I'll be chatting. :) Thanks for the tips. - Patricia

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