These AIP ‘Chocolate’ Marshmallows are epically good. They have a real smooth chocolately flavor that is sometimes hard to find when using carob. It’s a delicious treat made from all natural ingredients.
The discovery of homemade marshmallows that were AIP compliant was pretty amazing. I was super excited for my AIP Honey Lavender Marshmallows but these AIP ‘Chocolate’ Marshmallows might actually be better.
It’s been a long time since I was able to eat chocolate. If you’re new to AIP then you may not realize but chocolate is technically a bean and therefore not allowed. Carob is a common substitute but it’s quite bitter on it’s own therefore other ingredients are needed to get rid of that flavor like coconut milk or avocado. I have additional food allergies/sensitivities that include coconut and avocado. That means I haven’t had anything with chocolate in almost 2 years. I’ve never been a big chocolate person but you don’t realize how much you liked something until it’s gone. It was nice to eat something chocolately again.
I personally like having a marshmallow with some hot tea. I think it would be great with a cup of warm coconut milk or just plain as a dessert.
For this recipe, I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut up the marshmallow. You don’t need a cookie cutter; you can just slice the marshmallow into squares like shown in my AIP Honey Lavender Marshmallows recipe.
Please note that an earlier version of this recipe listed cacao as an AIP compliant ingredient. Carob is actually AIP not cacao. Carob was used in the recipe however, I just got the two names confused. The recipe has been updated. Sorry for any confusion!
These AIP ‘Chocolate’ Marshmallows are homemade and only made with natural ingredients. They contain no refined sugar or chemicals. While it’s chocolate free, carob powder gives these marshmallows a true chocolately taste. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), and paleo diets.