S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse

These little jars include all of our favorite s’mores components and are completely vegan. Make them in advance for any summer parties or picnics! They’d also be an awesome healthy 4th of July dessert.

Hi friends! Re-sharing this blog post today because the recipes is SO GOOD and the ideal summer dessert.

I’m so excited to tell you about these s’mores in a jar aka that one time I set off the fire alarm while P was napping. #sacrifices

This s'mores in a jar is the perfect healthy summer dessert! It's vegan, and easy to make gluten-free. Make it in advance for summer parties and picnics. fitnessista.com

They were definitely worth it when Liv and I were sitting at the counter, clanking spoons together (“cheers”) and mmmm-ing our way through our respective jars.

Our pool is finally finished, and while summer is almost over, we’re determined to have as many get-togethers as possible until it cools down. (In Tucson, this doesn’t typically happen until around Halloween).) Desserts in jars usually come to mind for summer parties, especially since they’re easy to make in advance.

Here’s a new dessert for ya if you’re planning get-togethers, or want the PERFECT summer dessert. It’s easy to create a vegan and gluten-free option -just use gf graham crackers and grab ‘mallows at the health food store that suit your needs. This little jar of happiness has all of the flavors of a classic s’more.

There’s a graham cracker bottom,

Vegan cashew chocolate mousse

and creamy vegan cashew chocolate mousse,

Vegan cashew chocolate mousse

+ toasted marshmallows + chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbles on top.

Vegan smores in a jar

In a nutshell, you need this in your life.

The best part: make it in advance and when you’re ready to serve, just toast your marshmallows (preferably oven a grill or open fire instead of with the same lighter I use to light candles)

Lighter and vegan cashew chocolate mousse

and top with chocolate graham crumbles and chocolate chips.

Vegan smores in a jar

Bring them out onto the patio after dinner, and watch everyone else break out into evil creepy grins.

This s'mores in a jar is the perfect healthy summer dessert! It's vegan, and easy to make gluten-free. Make it in advance for summer parties and picnics. fitnessista.com

Please let me know if you give this a try!


S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse

A decadent vegan chocolate pudding with all of the classic s’more components. Perfect for summer desserts and parties!

  • Prep Time: 75
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 1/2 cups soaked raw cashews (soak at least 1 hour and rinse)
  • 1 1/2 cups cacao powder
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chips for serving


Follow this order exactly– it will make all the difference in the world

  1. In the Vita-mix, or a high-speed blender, add the cashews, maple syrup, honey, vanilla, sea salt and water. Blend well until smooth and creamy (you may have to use the Vitamix stick thingy, whatever it’s called haha)
  2. Add the cacao powder and blend until mixture is totally smooth- no lumps, mmm k? Once again, use the Vita-mix stick thingy.
  3. Lastly, add the coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  4. Grab 4 small Mason jars and sprinkle the bottom of each one with graham crackers.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the jars. You can store these covered in the fridge to top later.
  6. When you’re ready to serve, top with toasted marshmallows, more graham crumbles, and chocolate chips.


  • You can use this raw mousse as a pie filling, too! Pour into a graham pie crust, top with marshmallows, and broil in the oven. YUM.


  • Serving Size: 4



More of my favorite summer desserts:

the Crazy Elvis

DUMP CAKE <— the Pilot’s favorite dessert ever

Strawberry crumble

Almond butter lava cakes

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  1. Lorna on June 20, 2017 at 8:31 am

    This looks delicious. I bet it would taste great with the coconut milk chocolate frosting shots (I think Chocolate Covered Katie has the recipe I’m thinking of) as well. Great idea for a summer dinner party!

    • Fitnessista on June 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      i’ve been wanting to try those! thank you for reminding me 😉

      • Lorna on June 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        They are YUMMY, haha.

  2. This New Southern Life on June 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This looks so good!! Coconut milk is my new favorite thing to use these days! Maybe I can try this for 4th of July!

    • Fitnessista on June 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      please let me know if you give it a try 🙂

  3. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups on June 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

    These look so delicious! I love all things smores during the summer.

    • Fitnessista on June 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      same! the best summer flavors 🙂

  4. Alicia on June 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Looks delish! PS honey isn’t vegan but you could easily swap it with vegan honey or agave or something. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Fitnessista on June 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      AHHH that’s right. thank you for reminding me!

    • Rebecca on June 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Neither are marshmallows! (But Whole Foods does have some vegetarian ones, not sure if they qualify as vegan, though.)

      • Fitnessista on June 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Many marshmallows contain gelatin but it’s easy to find vegan ones. The ones from thrive market are vegan 🙂

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    These sound irresistibly good!

  6. Juliana on June 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Umm these look AMAZING. Can’t wait to try!

  7. Bethany on June 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Sounds amazing! I need to learn how to make homemade marshmallows!

  8. Carrie on June 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Oh my yes, YUM. Everythinf in a jar tastes better! Send me one please?

    • Fitnessista on June 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

      sure! come on over 😉

  9. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on June 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This sounds amazing!! S’mores is my favorite summery flavor!

    • Fitnessista on June 21, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      same! please let me know if you give it a try!

  10. kelli @ hungry hobby on June 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    HOLY YUMMY Also very creative! Anything in a jar screams convenience to me!

  11. Danni @ ActiveHabitat on June 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    What an easy and fun recipe to serve at a party. I will definitely give it a go!

  12. Sarah on June 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

    This looks DELICIOUS!

    I believe you can buy vegan marshmallows, but standard marshmallows are made with gelatin and are thus non-vegan/vegetarian. I wonder if you can roast vegan marshmallows or if they just come apart…I volunteer to taste test!

    • Fitnessista on June 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      They work! Whole Foods and thrive market have vegan mallows 🙂

      • Felix on September 15, 2017 at 10:28 pm

        This looks soo good & I want to point out so that other readers can take note- Trader Joe’s marshmallows are actually vegan! In the vegan world, we all went nuts when we realized this. 🙂 They come in the blue bag pictured in this post & are so yummy. Enjoy!

  13. VR on August 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This is great! I have vegan marshmallows and was wondering what the heck do I use them for! 🙂 Yummy!

  14. Ben Coffman on August 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This is perfect! My wife and I are fitness nuts and our 10-year anniversary is in a few days. I was looking for a healthy recipe for the special night. I think I may try this one out but I’m going to creep your blog and see what else I can find. Awesome little site.

    • Fitnessista on August 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      happy anniversary! hope you find something wonderful to make 🙂

  15. queenoffitness on September 19, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    OMG Gina!!!! These are deeeeeee-vine! I don’t know what size of jars you used or how far you filled them, but I got about 6 servings out of 1 batch! I doubled mine because I soaked a lot of cashews. For the second batch I didn’t have anymore honey so I used coconut sugar, didn’t have enough cocoa powder so I used powdered chocolate PB, used all the coconut oil on the 1st batch so I used canola oil. It all worked and tastes SO, SO delicious.

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      so so happy you liked them!!

  16. Charlene on July 21, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome that the pool is finished!

    • Fitnessista on July 21, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      yes! filling with water now! AHHH

  17. Tiffany @ Foxy Fit Apparel on July 21, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    These look fantastic!! I’m always looking for an alternative to super sugary desserts without sacrificing flavor! I think my son would love these too!

    • Fitnessista on July 21, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      please let me know if you give it a try!!

  18. Samantha on August 4, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    I would love to try this. My daughter is allergic to cashews though! I assume I could just do the avocado chocolate pudding sub right? Or any ideas? It doesn’t have to be vegan.

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