Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

News Flash: Fix Me A Snack made it into Babble’s list of Top 100 Mom Food Blogs for 2011. Fix Me A Snack is  ranked at #51! Seeing Fix Me A Snack in a list along with so many big shots whom I truly admire is a huge honor. A big Thank You to Babble and all my dear readers.

Now let’s get back to snackin’.

The ingredient list in this S’more Bites recipe is a bit schizophrenic, I know.  Brown rice syrup and miniature marshmallows may seem like odd bedfellows. But the truth is that these s’more bites are supremely satisfying and chocolaty without being too sweet. Oh, and unsurprisingly, the kids loooove them.

S’more Bites Recipe

If you don’t have brown rice syrup, you can replace it with Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Honey is another possibility, but I haven’t tried it because it is sweeter than brown rice syrup and has a more powerful flavor.

The consistency of the chocolate mixture depends entirely on the amount of oil that gets thrown in along with the nut butter. Even when I’m using the same jar of almond butter, the results vary depending on whether I’m at the beginning (lots of oil) or end (getting dry) of the jar. Use the wheat germ to create a consistency easiest to work with. Your hands will get a little greasy perhaps, but the mixture should be easy to roll into balls and not too sticky.

5 store-bought graham crackers, broken up into large chunks
1/3 cup almond or peanut or sunflower butter
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 – 3 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup or Lyle’s Golden Syrup
20 miniature marshmallows

Put the graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the processor for about 30 seconds or until the crackers are broken into fine crumbs. Add the almond butter, chocolate syrup, 1 tablespoon of  the wheat germ, and brown rice syrup to the bowl of the processor. Pulse for 10-20 seconds or until the mixture starts to come together into large crumbles.

Take a bit of the mixture in your hands and test to see if it will roll nicely into a ball. If it’s too wet, add more wheat germ a tablespoon at a time. If it’s too dry, add something moist like almond oil, chocolate syrup or brown rice syrup one tablespoon at a time. Run the processor for a few seconds after each addition to incorporate. 

Take pieces of the chocolate mixture a heaping teaspoon at a time. Knead it a bit and flatten it in the center of your palm. Place a marshmallow in the center and coax the chocolate mixture around the marshmallow with your fingertips. Once the marshmallow is covered up, round out the ball by rolling it gently. Serve or store in an airtight container. These freeze beautifully.

Yield: 20 bites
Prep-time: 20 minutes

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21 Comments

  1. DebZ
    1:31 pm on March 7th, 2011

    wow, i so i wish i hadn’t just started a cleanse!

  2. Would this still be tasty without any chocolate?

  3. adrienne, with a little tweaking they could be mighty tasty I’m sure. You could try replacing the chocolate with a little more nut butter and brown rice syrup taking its place. Let us know how it goes.

  4. I also have a recipe for plain ol’ almond butter balls lying around this blog somewhere that is quite popular with the kiddos.

  5. Congrats on the award! I love how this uses some healthy ingredients (in addition to the naughty ones). I think it makes it just a bit less sinful, which means I could eat these without guilt!

  6. Sue
    8:55 pm on March 8th, 2011

    Brilliant!

  7. Ohhh goodness me! DIVINE!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  8. Julie
    4:43 pm on March 11th, 2011

    Very tasty, it did not yield very many balls for us because the kids were eating it by the spoonful! I didn’t have wheatgerm on hand but did have flaxseed meal which seemed to work just as well

  9. So yummy sounding!!!

  10. Great idea! Can’t wait to try it out!

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  12. Melissa
    9:56 pm on March 23rd, 2011

    Fabulous! I do a salted caramel sauce, wheat germ and ground almond ball. Will add this to my list of yummy goodness snacks.

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  15. wendy
    10:19 am on May 13th, 2011

    what kind of chocolate syrup do you recommend? This sounds amazing. I love s’mores of all styles.

  16. Cindy
    10:30 am on May 13th, 2011

    I use trader Joe’s or the kind made in Brooklyn that’s used to make egg creams. I forget the name.

  17. Cindy
    11:02 am on May 13th, 2011

    It’s u-bet syrup!! Finally remembered.

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