Thursday, August 30, 2012

Raw, Vegan Marshmallow Root Meringues with Chocolate Drizzle + Giveaway (dairy free, gluten free, soy free, nut free)

Happy International Marshmallow Day!
Today, we're celebrating with Raw, Vegan Marshmallow Root Meringues that take just minutes to make! But if you'd like to try your hand at real Marshmallow Root Marshmallows, try this recipe.
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Another post sponsored by the amazing Mountain Rose Herbs. Thank you MRH for donating the Marshmallow Root for our giveaway!

You can can win an 8 oz package of Marshmallow Root powder right to your front door! Just like us on facebook, and/or suscribe to the feed and comment below or on this original Marshmallows post before Monday 12 pm (PST), September 3rd. Also feel free to check out Mountain Rose Herbs who sponsored the giveaway. Thank you Mountain Rose Herbs!

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And if you've missed our previous posts, here is a little information about Mountain Rose Herbs:

Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and a steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products. Their wide range of certified organic product offerings includes bulk herbs and spices, aromatherapy and essential oils, tea and tea supplies, and natural health and body care. Every aspect of product creation is carried out in accordance with strict quality control and organic handling procedures by employees who care. From fragrant and beyond-fresh organic herbs and spices, to soothing essential oils and delicious herbal teas, the quality and integrity of Mountain Rose Herbs is unparalleled - with smiles guaranteed. To learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs please visit .

Today's Marshmallow Root post is actually one of my first marshmallow root recipes (well, the first one that turned out tasty). It is a version of this lovely chocolate meringue recipe from Christina Weedon at Dandelions on the Wall. Her blog is gluten, dairy and soy free. Go give her some love! (And don't forget to tell her I sent you).

This recipe also inspired me to create my own series of marshmallow root recipes. Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

These raw meringues are super easy and can be made in five minutes. You can scoop them into meringues or into pressed nut crusts. You can also dip or drizzle them in chocolate for a more smore's feel.

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I enjoyed this with a cup of green tea. Mountain Rose Herbs offers over a dozen different types of green tea. I love their Genmaicha tea, which one might recognize as the main tea they serve in sushi restuarants. The toasty brew helps balance the sweetness of these little marshmallow root delicacies. I also buy their matcha green tea powder, seen in this recipe frothy matcha milk - the very first recipe on Sweet Roots.

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Raw Vegan Marshmallow Root Meringues
1 *heaping* cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Tb marshmallow root powder
2 Tb raw agave (or honey for non-vegans or maple syrup for non-raw)
4 Tb raw coconut oil
Pinch of salt

1. In a mini food processor (or normal size if doubling), process the shredded coconut until gritty.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, processing until completely combined.
3. Scoop balls with ice cream scoop or tablespoon and refridgerate on parchment paper lined tray for at least fifteen minutes. Keep in the fridge or freezer. Makes ten meringues.

Chocolate Sauce (Double this recipe if dipping)
1/4 cup + 2 Tb raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder will work)
2 Tb coconut oil
2 Tb agave

1. Put meringues in freezer for ten minutes to harden
   *This step is only necessary if dipping. When drizzling, no need to freeze first.
2. Melt coconut oil in double boiler.
3. Whisk in cacao powder and agave.
4. Drizzle (or dip) over meringues and then refridgerate immediately.

I buy my marshmallow root powder and other herbs from:
Mountain Rose Herbs. A herbs, health and harmony c


  1. These look divine. Some of my favorite flavors in there... I love raw macaroons. With or without the marshmallow root powder, I think I'll be making these.

    And just to be safe, I already liked you on FB and follow you on google reader...

  2. I don't know what part of these resemble meringues. More like macaroons, at least from what I can see without touching them. They look yummy though.


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