You want healthy s’mores but don’t want to sacrifice the classic gooey marshmallow? Try these caramel apple s’mores for a fun twist on the classic!
It’s so delicious no one will feel like they are missing out, so don’t be surprised when your family asks for these instead of regular s’mores.
Healthier Alternative to S’mores
These apple s’mores make an epic and healthier alternative to classic s’mores. Instead of graham crackers, the gooey toasted marshmallow and melted chocolate caramel bits get sandwiched between two Granny Smith apple slices.
It’s so many incredible flavors in one bite, and these make a great allergy-friendly treat for your family or when you have guests. They are gluten-free (check the marshmallow ingredients), and who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and caramel?
If graham crackers aren’t a problem, you could also try my Roasted Strawberry S’mores recipe; it’s another hit when you need something chocolately and sweet without turning on the oven.
Healthy Apple S’more Ingredients
Here’s everything you need to make these healthy apple s’mores happen:
- Apples: use tart-sweet apple varieties such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Honey Crisp.
- Chocolate toffee pieces: the chocolate-caramel pieces taste amazing with melted marshmallows, but you can also make these with regular milk chocolate pieces.
- Large marshmallow: toasted to your preference and sandwiched between the apple and chocolate.
BTW: you can also use homemade marshmallows for these!
If you want to prep the apples beforehand, prevent the fresh apple slices from browning by soaking them in a solution of water and fresh citrus juice (lemon and pineapple juice work great).
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How to Cut Apples for S’mores
Use a sharp kitchen knife or mandolin to cut the apples into thin rounds; they should be about ⅓-inch thick. You want them thick enough to hold the s’mores stuffing but not so thick all you are eating is an apple.
To do this with a sharp knife, place the apple upright on a flat surface, and use the knife to make the slices. You can skip over the core section, or carefully slice through it and remove the fibrous center and seeds from the apple rounds after.
How to Make Apple S’mores
Apple s’mores are just as easy to assemble as regular s’mores, and you don’t need a campfire. You can toast the marshmallows over a gas stove burner or broil them on a baking sheet in the oven.
Now, let’s make these healthy s’mores happen!
- Cut the apples
Use a sharp kitchen knife to slice the apple into ⅓-inch thick rounds.
Place the rounds onto a flat surface and sprinkle half of them with the chocolate caramel pieces.
Toast the marshmallow over an open flame until it reaches your desired level of toasty. *I love mine almost burnt.
Place the gooey marshmallow over the chopped chocolate pieces and top with another apple slice. Press down until the marshmallow melts into the chocolate, and take a bite!
This recipe was fun to make, and I even recorded a video to show you how easy it is!
Healthy Caramel Apple S’mores
- 2 apples, sliced at the thickest point
- ½ cup chopped caramel chocolate bar* , – about 1 candy bar
- 12 large marshmallows
- Rinse and pat dry the apples with a clean kitchen towel.
- Place the apples onto a flat surface and use a sharp knife to make ⅓-inch thick slices. Lay the apple slices flat and sprinkle half with the chocolate caramel pieces.
- Toast the marshmallows over an open flame or broil them on a baking sheet until they reach your preferred level of “toasted”.
- Place a marshmallow over the candy pieces and gently press a plain apple slice on top.