I need you all to know how I came up with the recipe for my VEGAN GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE COCONUT MARSHMALLOW COOKIES (wow that’s a mouth full!)
The Marshmallow Story.
Before I speak of the Marshmallow Cookies…I used to obsess over white fluffy pillows of sugar we all know as marshmallow. I’m ashamed to admit that I could eat an entire bag in one sitting, and I’m not one to brag about eating junk food but this was my reality. I would roast them and make s’mores, fill my mugs with them and then pour in hot coco (cue nostalgic music)
The Marshmallow Cookies
Everything changed once I became a vegetarian because the truth in the form of product labels would scream at me! Marshmallows are typically made with gelatin… What’s wrong with gelatin you ask? Gelatin is made with the collagen from inside an animal’s skin and bones. Yes, think about that for a second…IT’S GROSS, RIGHT?! And so my love for those little white fluffs of sugar came to a stop and it’s been quite a few years that I haven’t even attempted to find a substitute for it.
All of this changed recently when I stumbled across them at a specialty grocery store in Montreal. At this very moment, it was like the vegan angels came over me and shined a light and chanted ‘ahhhhhhh!’ as I grabbed the bag and read “Dandies ALL NATURAL Marshmallows”. I’ve seen this product only on social media.
Without hesitating I jetted to the cash. I knew what I was going to do with them: MAKE A SMORE’S COOKIE….Yes Marshmallow Cookies. What a treat! You get the yummy goodness of chocolate, marshmallow and just to kick it up a notch -COCONUT! I thought up the recipe on my way home. I’d incorporated buckwheat flour, coconut flour, chocolate chip, pieces of dried coconut (not shredded). With generous amounts of my amazing vegan marshmallows (score.. or should I say S’MORE!). In place of sugar I used maple syrup and as a liquid I used coconut milk (not the canned kind but the oh-so-delicious bottled one). This recipe yield 32 cookies so if you want to separate them you easily freeze half the batter and bake when needed