Have some fun with your campfire s’mores and change it up with our Fluffernutter S’mores (aka SunButter s’mores)! It’s a mashup of those 2 great American classic treats. These are so fun to make and are gluten free, peanut free, and dairy free.
Today’s recipe is one I’ve had on my mind for a while and is pretty much just for fun (although we know you’ll still enjoy this recipe). We put an allergy friendly twist on a classic s’more: gluten free Fluffernutter S’mores!
I decided to make these Fluffernutter S’mores mostly just for fun, and since I have been wanting to come up with some variations on regular s’mores that are still gluten free and dairy free.
You could also call these peanut butter s’mores except they aren’t made with peanut butter, but they’re made with SunButter.
While I was at it, I had some fun making a floating food photo out of the ingredients for these. How awesome is this?! I normally do lighter photography, but it’s nice to play with darker colors in photography, as well as make your food look like it’s floating.
You can watch a quick video of how we made this photo, it was a lot of fun!
We never really had fluffernutter sandwiches until just recently, so we were really missing out. I decided to make a fluffernutter version of s’mores since I like to spread a bit of SunButter on giant marshmallows sometimes, and I decided that would make a great s’more flavor (it is pretty amazing!).
Our fluffernutter s’mores are:
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Peanut free (we used SunButter to make this peanut free!)
- Tree nut free (depending on your choice of ingredients)
Remember that the allergy friendliness of your recipe all depends on what ingredients you choose!
A brief history of fluffernutters and s’mores
If you’re a Psych fan like me, you might have discovered fluffernutter sandwiches thanks to Gus’ character on Psych (we love that show). Since we live in Wyoming and fluffernutters were created back east, so I had heard of fluffernutter sandwiches periodically, but we’ve never actually had them until recently.
We found some of the classic marshmallow Fluff at World Market and had to give fluffernutters a try!
There are a few different versions of how fluffernutters came to be, but in each version, they were created in Massachusetts during World War 1. Originally, these sandwiches had other names (Mallonut Sandwich, or the Liberty Sandwich), but they weren’t called Fluffernutter Sandwiches until the 1960s with the help of a PR firm.
The state of Massachusetts has deliberated on making the fluffernutter sandwich the official state sandwich, and Somerville, Mass., has a What the Fluff festival each year to celebrate it. I love the name of that festival!
Now on to s’mores: just like fluffernutter sandwiches, it’s not clear who first came up with s’mores first, but the first recipe for “some mores” was published in a Girl Scouts magazine. Although some say that the Campfire Girls originally came up with it (now called Camp Fire), and others say that it was a treat that people during the Victorian era enjoyed.
Regardless of where these 2 gooey and decadent treats actually originated, they have become enduring American classics! We decided to have some fun and mash these 2 treats together into a Fluffernutter S’more.
How to make gluten free fluffernutter s’mores
This part of the blog post almost doesn’t need to be here since nearly everyone knows how to make s’mores (and they’re so easy to do) 🙂
But since we’re adding a few twists to this s’mores recipe (and a few tips), here we go (don’t forget the full recipe card is at the bottom of the post!).
- Toast your marshmallows.
- You can do this in a few ways: over your campfire or fire pit (the best way).
- Over a gas stove (make sure to take safety precautions here so you don’t burn down your house).
- In the microwave: just put the marshmallow on a graham cracker and put it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds until it’s puffed and warm, then top with the rest of your s’mores toppings.
- Add Sunbutter to the bottom gluten free graham cracker
- Add allergy friendly chocolate (or chocolate spread like Lekkco) to the top of the SunButter
- Top with your toasted marshmallow and another gluten free graham cracker
If you have access to the new chocolate SunButter, it can double as the SunButter (instead of PB) for the fluffernutter part of the s’mores and the chocolate!
What kind of graham crackers can I use that are allergy friendly?
We used the Kinnikinnick S’moreables gluten free graham style crackers in this recipe since they are not only gluten free, but also dairy free and nut free as well.
They do have a noticeable molasses taste since they add molasses to get that nice brown color and deeper taste), but we didn’t find it strong enough to keep us from eating them.
There are a few other options for packaged gluten free graham crackers, but they do have other allergens in them:
- Pamela’s honey grahams (these contain real butter/dairy and produced on equipment with nuts)
- Schar honeygrams (contains soy flour and soy bran)
We’re going to work on an allergy friendly graham cracker recipe soon so you can make your own at home and you won’t have to worry about ingredients or cross contamination!
Dairy free chocolate options for s’mores
For these fluffernutter s’mores, we actually made our own chocolate bars by melting some of the Nestle Simply Delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips and pouring it into a small loaf pan, letting it cool, then cutting it into squares.
It’s super easy and when you make your own chocolate bars, you can control the ingredients!
If making your own chocolate bars isn’t your thing, here are a few pre-packaged allergy friendly chocolate bar options:
- Enjoy Life Foods chocolate bars (available in rice milk chocolate and dark chocolate)
- Pascha chocolate bars (available in a variety of flavors and in sugar free)
- NoWhey chocolate bars
- Endangered Species oat milk chocolate (this isn’t listed as gluten free and has a cross contamination warning for milk, peanuts, and tree nuts)
We’re partial to the Nestle Simply Delicious semi-sweet chocolate and think it tastes the best out of the different brands of chocolate we’ve tried.
So if you can find it, use that to make yourself some chocolate bars for these s’mores. You can even get fancy with it and use a chocolate mold if you want to get a classic break-apart chocolate bar.
We also tried the Lekkco chocolate spread on these s’mores, too, instead of chocolate bars and they were yummy! I got some free jars of the Lekkco spread from the Online Nourished Festival and have been playing with different ways to use it.
We weren’t asked to include this product in this post, but I thought it worked well on the s’mores that I wanted to share it here!
Lekkco is kind of like a non-hazelnut version of Nutella, but has an almost caramel-y texture to it. It’s good! Lekkco is made without hazelnuts or dairy, but has a cross-contamination warning that is has been made in the same facility with hazelnuts, almonds, and milk.
Check out our recipe roundup of gluten free and dairy free camping recipes!
Gluten Free Fluffernutter S’mores (Dairy Free)
- Toast your marshmallows over a campfire, grill, or in the microwave.
- Assemble by adding about 1/2 Tablespoon of SunButter to the bottom graham cracker, top with chocolate (or chocolate spread), a toasted marshmallow, and another graham cracker.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist