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Sweet & Sara; Spooky & Spicy

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As if the famed vegan marshmallows from Sweet & Sara weren’t already irresistible enough, their latest move into the realm of holiday-themed treats will certainly put them over the top. Turning those classic white cubes into shapes so adorable that even Peeps would drool with envy over, the latest addition to their already spooky and sweet ghost is a wide-eyed, Chocolate-Dipped Bat.

The beauty of this Halloween offering isn’t so much the actual shape though, but the fact that it’s absolutely loaded with quality dark chocolate, providing the perfect textural foil to the light and fluffy mallow underneath. With just the barest hint of bitterness, it knocks down the level of sweetness overall, and makes these bats dangerously easy to wolf down. This one pictured above just barely survived the photo shoot, and trust me, it sure didn’t stick around long after.

What’s even more exciting is not the new ways these mallows are being decorated, but a whole new line up of flavors, perfectly suited for the fall and winter seasons.

Tinted to a pale, peachy blush, the flavor may not be evident just from a quick glance, but one whiff and you’ll known instantly that this is one sweet pile of Pumpkin Spice marshmallows. Amazingly, I even got a hint of squash just from a quick sniff; A flavor that is easily lost even in more pumpkin-packed desserts, this is quite a feat indeed. Although it’s perhaps not as evident in the taste, these definitely read as their name sake, and do not disappoint. Warm spices are infused throughout each fluffy pillow, with cinnamon taking the lead, they are still mild and delicate enough that children as sure to love them as much as adults. Just try substituting one of these miniature pumpkin pie bites for a vanilla mallow next time you make a s’more, and you may not be able to go back to the original version.

Just the concept of mint and chocolate together gets my mouth watering, so I could barely stand the anticipation while waiting to taste the Chocolate Peppermint marshmallows. Lightly dusted with cocoa powder, these puffs are chocolate-y all the way through. Though the interiors are lighter in color, don’t let that fool you, as the flavor is strong throughout. Happily, the mint doesn’t overwhelm but isn’t lost in the candy either; Striking that illusive balance between the two flavors, each little mallow is both decadent and refreshing. Perhaps the perfect little treat to serve after a heavy dinner, these marshmallows are quite possibly the best version of pillow mints one could imagine. Easily taking the spot as my new favorite flavor, I can hardly wait for them to be more widely available with Sweet & Sara‘s other standard offerings!

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Author: Hannah Kaminsky

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

40 thoughts on “Sweet & Sara; Spooky & Spicy

  1. Pumpkin spice marshmallows sound amazing! What a great flavor idea. Your chocolate covered bats are adorable. They sound similar to those chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs they sell at Easter time. I am sure yours are much better though!

  2. Oh man, I can’t wait to try these!

  3. PUMPKIN SPICE MARSHMELLOWS?! Yes plz.

  4. I want the chocolate dipped bat!! Yum!

  5. Out of all of the vegan mallows I have tried, Sweet and Sara’s are by FAR the best! I crave them! I did not know about the pumpkin flavored ones, but I’ll have to order some soon! :-)

  6. The bats are so cool! And pumpkin spice marshmallows? I want in on them!

  7. I just love the Fall season! I keep seeing marshmallows on a lot of blogs. They look so delicious!

  8. That bat is so cute! And the chocolate mint ones sound delicious.

  9. I love the tinted colored marshmallows, and of course the chocolate-covered ones sound delicious. When I was in London over the summer, this one boutique had tons and tons of different vegan marshmallows. I was so excited!

  10. Wow. This could be dangerous. Do you know if the flavors are just seasonal or if they’ll stick around? I could be down with pumpkin in July.

  11. Those are so pretty and they sound delicious too!

  12. chocolate bats and chocolate minted marshmallows. you completely awed me. Now I’m looking forward to getting back home and starting my Halloween baking.

  13. Thanks for the post on these Hannah! I hadn’t seen these awesome new marshmallow treats!

  14. Ah Halloween shapes! I think you’re the first blog I see halloween shapes this year..lol.. I love your ghostly marshmallows!

  15. Love Sweet & Sara! Cute Halloween goodies :)

  16. Oh. This is so cute! my kids will definitely enjoy preparing this and of course, eating these! LOL. I kinda love doing sweet treats every Halloween and doing some scary jobs as well. *clear throat* . LOL. Anyways, thanks for sharing this one. Now, my kids are telling me to make some of these!

  17. this makes me deliriously happy.

  18. I love your pictures. Your chocolate marshmellows remind me of Chocolate Mousse

  19. Awwwww! I can’t even find quality flavoured marshmallows here in Canberra, let alone vegan marshmallows! I did just buy a vegan marshmallow mix to send to a vegan friend in the States for a bloggie swap, so maybe she’ll make some. In America. Which, again, won’t help me… darn.

  20. I want to eat them all! I’ve seen the plain peppermint ones, but not the chocolate. YUM!!!!!

  21. How cool! I love holiday inspired creations :) Pumpkin marshmallows sound amazing! I definitely need to keep my eyes peeled for them.

  22. Pumpkin spice marshmallows-um, yeah I’ll take a few mouthfuls! Wow!

  23. oh my! that little bat is so cute. and those new flavors? um, hand ‘em over! i might become addicted to marshmallows.

  24. Those chocolate mint ones sound amazing, I’m a huge fan of that flavor combo, I’ll have to try these sometime! The pumpkin spice ones sound really awesome as I love pumpkin spice too, what a neat idea. I have yet to try Sweet and sara marshmallows though :( I’ll have to they look too good to pass up.

    -Sophia

    http://whatyourmommadidntknow.blogspot.com/

  25. Heh I thought the bat was a stingray!

  26. Hmmm pumpkin spice or chocolate peppermint… that would be a hard call to pick a favorite!

  27. Hannah, the bat covered with chocolate is SO cute :-) Perfect for Halloween!

  28. The kids are going to love this one! :)

  29. Vegetarian marshmallows – yummm!!

  30. Those look too good to be true!

    I love the idea of s’mores made with pumpkin marshmallows. Sounds like the perfect thing to eat at an autumn bonfire :)

    And that bat is an awesome little creature.

  31. I’m not usually a marshmallow fan but with flavors like pumpkin spice and chocolate peppermint, who could resist! Thanks for bringing these to my attention!

  32. How adorable! I mean the pale peachy pumpkin spice marshmallows and the chocolate dipped bats! Looks like you’re all set for the perfect Halloween party :)

  33. That chocolate bat marshmallow is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing these fun flavors.

  34. Oh my goodness, chocolate peppermint marshmallows??!! I hope vegan essentials get those so I can order some!

  35. We JUST unpacked these from work today! They look delicious!!

  36. Wow! Sweet and Sara never ceases to amaze!

  37. Pumpkin spice marshmallows!?? I never knew such a thing existed but now I must have them!

  38. Both of these marshmallow flavors sound amazing!

  39. Pumpkin spiced marshmallows. Now that is a new take on marshmallows!

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