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Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats

Healthier Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats: A Guilt-Free Indulgence

Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats

Hey there, it's me again, ready to share a mouthwatering and guilt-free recipe for Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats! In this post, I'll show you how to make a healthier version of these classic squares while explaining why it's a better choice than the traditional recipe.

Why Healthier?

I adore the classic marshmallow chocolate squares, but let's face it - they can be a sugar and fat bomb. That's why I'm excited to introduce you to my healthier twist on this beloved treat.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

  • Puffed Amaranth or Quinoa: These whole grains are nutrient powerhouses, packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. They contribute to a satisfying crunch while offering essential nutrients.

  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: Dairy-free and often lower in sugar than traditional chocolate, they provide a satisfying chocolatey taste without the guilt.

  • Vegan Marshmallows: Made from plant-based ingredients, these fluffy marshmallows are a compassionate choice without compromising on taste and texture.

  • Coconut Oil: It replaces butter with healthier fats that may support metabolism and digestion.

  • Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup: Natural sweeteners that reduce the need for refined sugars, keeping your treat naturally sweet.

Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats Recipe:


  • 2 cups puffed amaranth or puffed quinoa

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

  • 1 cup vegan marshmallows

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • A pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of puffed amaranth or quinoa.

  2. Melt 1 cup of vegan chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of coconut oil together until smooth. Mix in 1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave syrup, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the puffed grains and gently fold until coated. Add 1 cup of vegan marshmallows and fold them in.

  4. Line a baking dish with parchment paper, press the mixture in, and chill for 1-2 hours.

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving, makes 12 squares):
  • Calories: Approximately 185 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: Around 24g

  • Protein: Approximately 2g

  • Fat: Approximately 10g

    • Saturated Fat: Approximately 7g

  • Fiber: Around 2g

  • Sugars: Approximately 13g

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Serving Suggestions and Uses:

These Vegan Chocolate Marshmallow Treats are versatile! Enjoy them as:

  • An afternoon snack

  • A lunchbox surprise

  • A guilt-free dessert

Recommended Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for longer storage - "if they last that long!" 😉

Indulge in this healthier twist on a classic treat without the guilt. Share this recipe with friends and family to spread the joy of guilt-free snacking. You'll love every bite!

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that these are rough estimates and can vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. Always check the nutrition labels on your ingredients for the most accurate information.

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