Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sneaky Smores

Recipe Category: Desserts: Sneaky Smores: Recipe Courtesy Missy Lapine

When you think of healthy foods, smores probably don't come to mind. However, it is possible for those campfires and smores memories to be relived with these healthy cookies. These delicious graham cracker like cookies are smothered in crowd pleasing chocolate and marshmallow, but no one will ever guess that sweet potatoes and carrots are lurking inside that cookie. We devoured these easily, and they are perfect for camping trips or just those days when you are craving a low-cal treat!!!

*Below is a rough copy of Sneaky Smores, featured in Sneaky Fitness by Missy Lapine. If you want to view the full extent of the recipe, purchase the book! I have also included The Orange Puree and The Flour Blend, which are featured in this recipe.

Orange Puree: To Make About 2 cups of Puree

Supplies You Will Need:
1 sweet potato or yam, peeled, and roughly chopped
3 medium to large carrots, peeled, and sliced into thick chunks*
2 to 3 tablespoons water (use only as necessary)

Boil the veggies in a medium sized pot covered with water, for about 20 minutes, until very, very tender. Drain the veggies and place in the bowl of a food processor. Puree on high until a smooth puree is formed. (When you puree the veggies, you can use the water in the supplies above). Store this puree in the refrigerator for three days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

Tips I learned While Using This Puree:

1.- Instead of 3 large carrots, use 1 cup of snack-size carrots instead.

2.- Rather than wasting your puree after three days of use, store in an ice cube tray in your freezer!!!

Flour Blend: To Make 3 cups of Blend

Supplies You Will Need:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened wheat germ

Combine the flours in a sealed, plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator for up to three months, or until ready to use.

Sneaky Smores: To Make about 24 small cookies

Supplies You Will Need:
1 1/2 cup Flour Blend (listed above)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg yolk
1/2 Orange Puree (listed above)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (Flour Blend, salt, baking soda, cinnamon. Set aside. In an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg yolk, Orange Puree, and vanilla extract. Combine the dry and wet on low speed. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. On a greased baking sheet, place tablespoon size dough pieces. (about 24). (Alternatively, line a baking sheet with parchment paper). Make sure they are about an inch apart. Press your thumb  in the center of each to form a deep indent. Bake for 16-18 minutes, unitl golden brown. Remove from the oven and fill each indent with several chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Return to the oven for another minute or so, until the decorations are slightly melted. 

Nutrition Facts: (New System)
Per Serving: 1 smore: Calories: 130, Total Fat: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 1g

Thank you for viewing this scrumptious recipe by Missy Lapine! Remember that you can purchase the full extent by buying Sneaky Fitness on Amazon, Ebay, and bookstores everywhere! Pictures are featured below and leave comments! 
Thank you!-
Grace Gilbert

Some of the Ingredients for The Smores!

Fresh from Part 1 of the Baking!

About to go into the oven for Part 2 of baking...

Finished and Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Grace,
    1) These look so new goal will be to sneak them on Josh to see if he likes them before telling him what's in them.
    2) You are a better writer than I was in college. I am now convinced that you are a brilliant prodigy ;)

    Love, Katie

  2. Hannah KinnonAug 6, 2012
    Yum! I saw that on the sneaky chef website! Have you seen deceptively delicious or double delicious? That's what I use. We should have a purée ing day sometime soon!

    1. Hi Hannah!-
      I actually have Deceptively Delicious, and I have made many of the recipes! :) I haven't heard of Double Delicious, though. We should totally get together and do that! Tell your friends about this blog and a big group of girls should do it! :)
      -Grace Gilbert