S’mores Cupcakes


Sometimes I have irrational fears.

The kind of fear that makes no sense to a level headed person…


For example, those creepy commercials and birthday cards of dogs with human teeth.

Who decided that was cute?

A dog doesn’t need to smile at me with human incisors to be adorable.  A dog on its own is more than enough.

I want the advertisers of the world to hear my cry.

I honestly had a dream last night that my dog was chewing her bone and looked over at me and smiled a big, toothy grin.

I woke up in a cold sweat.


Another irrational fear is when I am getting a pedicure, I am petrified that my feet are going to touch the boob of the pedicure lady.  She’s all hunched over my foot and I have had, on more than one occasion, a few near misses.

I don’t know why I am scared of this happening, but pedicures are never relaxing for me, because I am constantly on boob/foot high alert.

I’m sure the pedicure ladies are used to the boob-grazing, but I don’t want to be the culprit.

It’s completely irrational.


Now that we have established that I am a lunatic, I can easily share with you another irrational fear:

That you will get sick of my s’mores week.

I know it doesn’t make any sense…but it lays there in the back of my mind with Michael Meyers and pajama jeans.


Since I am trying to work through my issues, I am going to push forward and lay a S’mores Cupcake on ya.

It’s therapeutic.

S’mores Cupcakes.

Here’s the deal with these cupcakes:

They are pretty, they are easy and people will give you big, sloppy kisses if you make them.  That’s a fact.


First, give each cupcake a little graham cracker crust…
PhotobucketThen bake up your cupcakes.  I used a chocolate box mix.  But if you are looking for a good chocolate cupcake recipe, try THIS ONE.
PhotobucketAfter your cupcakes are baked, get your milk chocolate ready…
And melt it up.
PhotobucketGive each cupcake a chocolate bath.
PhotobucketMake some delicious Marshmallow Buttercream and frost your cupcakes.


Now, if you’re feeling fancy get your garnish on.

I lined a baking sheet with marshmallows…
PhotobucketAnd broiled them for 15 SECONDS!  Don’t walk away, because the toasting happens fast.  FAST!
PhotobucketThat’s it!  Now take a bite.  Don’t be scared.
PhotobucketIsn’t that crust pretty?

Don’t forget that on Friday I will be having a link up party, so you guys can share all your favorite s’mores treats with me!

And if you’re wondering where I got those cupcake liners, here’s a link.


S’mores Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1½ cups crushed graham crackers
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 5-6 full sized Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz each)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows, for garnish
  • double batch Marshmallow Buttercream
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners, 24 cupcakes
  3. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Drop tablespoon amount of graham cracker mixture into each liner and press down to form crust.
  4. Bake the crusts for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack.
  5. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Fill liners ⅔ full.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes, until cupcakes are set.
  7. Break Hershey's bars into small pieces and melt in microwave, 30 seconds on 50% power, stirring after every 30 seconds. Repeat until melted.
  8. Spoon a tablespoon amount of chocolate on top of each cupcake, spreading to cover.
  9. Chill cupcakes in fridge until chocolate is set.
  10. Make a double batch of Marshmallow Buttercream
  11. When chocolate is set, frost cupcakes.
  12. Drizzle with remaining chocolate, if desired. (you might need to reheat)
  13. To toast marshmallows, spread marshmallows on a baking sheet. Turn oven to broil.
  14. When oven is ready, place baking sheet on top rack. Toast marshmallows under broiler for 15 SECONDS. They toast VERY quickly, so stay close.
  15. Remove from oven and garnish cupcakes.


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Cookbook Queen
April 24, 2012 7:21 pm

Dude. I am allllll too familiar with Foot/Boob High Alert. Trust. I mean, I totally get it. Your foot is like a cousin to your hand. Skin is skin, after all.

I love how easy these cupcakes are. I say make it S’mores MONTH!!!!

April 24, 2012 7:22 pm

OMG, I am glad to hear I’m not the only one with the boob grazing fear during a pedicure! They are not relaxing for me at all, why do we have that fear?!! Thanks for the great cupcake recipe, I can’t wait to try them

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
April 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Okay so I JUST posted S’more Cupcakes about 2 minutes ago. No joke. AND, I made them BECAUSE of your s’mores week. I think we are meant to be BFF’s. Just sayin! I love that you toasted your marshmallows!

Dana Gamble
Dana Gamble
April 24, 2012 7:26 pm

Can you tell me where you got the cute cupcake wrappers? I can hardly wait to try these. Thank you.

April 24, 2012 7:30 pm

I completely under the boob grazing worry. I get the same fear when I’m getting a hair cut and at the end when they lean in all close cause there’s that one hair they missed by your face. I worry about the face-boob graze.
And I’m loving smores week! Keep ’em coming!

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
April 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Pedicures never relax me either! You are killing me with this week of S’mores…these look awesome!

April 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Yummy for sure!! Very cute and creative, Shelly!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
April 24, 2012 7:39 pm

I don’t even know where to begin…the cake, the marshmallows, the smores-in-cupcakes action you made…Can I help you with the leftovers? 🙂

April 24, 2012 7:42 pm

LOL boob-grazing I am laughing so hard. Hilarious. And I am so NOT getting sick of your s’mores week…in fact, I just made s’mores cookies because I wanted cookies and I’ve been drooling over all of your s’mores creations this week. I say keep it up!!

Karen C.
Karen C.
April 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Okay, that looks super yummy…all your s’more’s week creations do so far. A suggestion to take it up a notch…make it a filled cupcake by adding some of that marshmallow buttercream to the inside of the cupcake to make it all ooey and gooey in the middle of the chocolate with the graham cracker crust.

Lynna H.
April 24, 2012 7:49 pm

wonderful recipe! & LOL at your fears. XD i haven`t thought about that before…

April 24, 2012 7:52 pm

I think you’re photos are so beautiful! Looking forward to the link party on Friday!

April 24, 2012 7:52 pm

Seriously omg im rolling with that pedicure business. and theres no such thing as too much smores, cant wait to try some of these recipes!!!!

April 24, 2012 7:53 pm

Yum those cupcakes look good. And don’t worry, I think your s’mores week is a great idea. And we don’t even have graham crackers here! But it’s fun to see how many thing you can make with one ingredient combination.

April 24, 2012 7:59 pm

The pedicure thing kills me…lol.

I love the idea of the crust at the bottom! Genius!!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
April 24, 2012 8:14 pm

I’m with Kristan…let’s make it S’mores month! 😀 These look fabulous!

April 24, 2012 8:33 pm

I am all over S’more week. That my friend is my kind of week. These cupcakes look all kinds of yummy! Keep ’em coming! (I am totally looking forward to your post on the cookie you sneak peaked today, yum!)

Georganne (LilaLoa)
April 24, 2012 8:45 pm

I am LOVING s’mores week!! And ever since you announced it…I’ve been getting ready for your party on Friday. I’ve already pulled out my party outfit and my glitter mascara.

sally @ sally
April 24, 2012 8:58 pm

Shelly, between you s’mores cupcakes today, your golden grahams s’more yesterday and the s’mores cookies i made last week.. i am in s’mores heaven!! aaaand i wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kim Campbell
April 24, 2012 10:01 pm

I totally love your irrational fears! Hilarious! Not that I’m laughing with you, but I have been there in that pedicure chair!! Those cupcakes look so good, you should check out my S’mores cupcakes!! http://cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/03/smore-please.html

Thanks for sharing your irrational fears! And the cupcakes!

April 24, 2012 10:18 pm

I love the graham cracker crust on the bottom!

My Little Otter
April 24, 2012 10:35 pm

I’ll let you accidentally graze my boob if it will get you over your fear.

I’m TERRIFIED of the Thriller video. Even if I see normal people in street clothes doing the dance, I freak out. (Possibly because I grew up in a funeral home, but that’s a whole other can of worms.)

I, personally, will not get tired of s’mores.

April 24, 2012 10:50 pm

I have a fear of the boob/arm pit/head graze when getting my hair shampooed at the salon… so uncomfortable. How do you get your batter so neatly into the cupcake cups?!!? mine never look so tidy!!

April 24, 2012 10:51 pm

These look amazing!! I want one right now. And how can anyone ever get sick of a week full of s’mores recipes?!?!?! I wouldn’t worry about that 🙂

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
April 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Hilarious! ..and the last photo got me..yum-o-licious! 🙂

Janine (sugarkissed.net)
April 24, 2012 11:33 pm

Okay, I think u win the award for getting the most readers to use the word boob in their comments! 🙂

These look and sound amazing! I love the added broiled marshmallows! They just take it to the next level!

April 24, 2012 11:57 pm

Wouldn’t you know, I LITERALLY just took a batch of s’mores cupcakes out of the oven and they are NOT THESE. I need to start going through my google reader in the morning intsead of at midnight, that’s what I’ve learned from this.

Also. AMAZE.

April 25, 2012 12:24 am

I personally don’t go for the traditional s’more but I have to say I have been coming everyday. I check in to see what your creative genius has come up with for me to try. It’s definitely irrational to think we’ll get sick of s’mores week. My fiance benefits from it and I must admit I am anxious to try them out. Definitely rethinking the s’more.

April 25, 2012 1:07 am

Who could possible get sick of S’mores?! These look so amazingly delicious! I am with you 100% on the animals with people teeth. It’s just not okay.

April 25, 2012 6:46 am

Don’t be fearful, I can’t wait to see s’more creations!

And this crust DOES look yummy. I really need a s’more now.

April 25, 2012 6:57 am

These look over the top delicious and easy Shelly!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
April 25, 2012 7:06 am

These are so yummy!! Love the look of these!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
April 25, 2012 7:15 am

These look delicious and I love those little cupcake holders!

Erika - The Teenage Taste
April 25, 2012 7:20 am

That’s it, I can’t take this anymore.
I want to eat s’mores everything! Forget breakfast, lunch, and dinner – I just want s’mores!

Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray)

Love the marshmallows on top!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
April 25, 2012 8:29 am

okay I laughed out loud at the boob to foot thought, the animals with human teeth, hate that! And I will never get sick of seeing s’more ideas, yummy!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
April 25, 2012 8:46 am

Can we please extend this week into the rest of the year?

April 25, 2012 8:47 am

Love S’mores week and these cupcakes are super cute!

April 25, 2012 9:59 am

Haha, the first, and probably one of the only times, I’ll get a pedicure, I just so happened to look at the lady’s chest. I know, I’m so bad. But then she had these thick, longish black hairs on her chest. The whole time, I promise I couldn’t help but stare. I have no idea why! I’m so bad!

Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking
April 25, 2012 10:58 am
LOL you make me laugh but seriously, I think I’m going to have nightmares tonight with dogs with human teeth. It’s far from cute and here in the UK, there’s a TV episode with one in. Shall I record it just for you!? 😉 Now, I’ll tell you one of mine. Pianos. Yes, pianos. When I was younger I dreamt that the grant pianos were chasing me and the top opening was like a mouth and munching. I’ve been scared ever since. I’m almost 31 now, lol. Back to the s’mores, they look fantastic. Are Graham Crackers those cinnamon cereal?… Read more »
April 25, 2012 11:50 am

You don’t have anything to (irrationally) fear~we will never get tired of s’mores recipes!

April 25, 2012 12:11 pm

The boob grazing fear has turned into a reality for me. I think I gasped audibly. I haven’t had a pedicure since then. These s’mores cupcakes are fabulous!

Emilie @ Emilie
April 25, 2012 12:13 pm

I want those cupcake liners that stand up on their own!!

April 25, 2012 12:32 pm

My friend and I have a standing appointment for pedicures and we have a running joke about trying to avoid “boobzilla”! One of the nail tech girls is the WORSE boob grazer, we are pretty sure she has some sort of fetish! And she has a crazy iron grip that keeps you from swerving to avoid.
Please keep the s’mores coming! We are seeing our first hints that it might become summer eventually and I am starting to add new summer recipes to my notebook and these are PERFECT!

April 25, 2012 2:52 pm

Love this recipe and the cupcakes are so darn cute!

April 25, 2012 3:35 pm

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Never get tired of S’mores week. I love any and all forms of s’mores! I am getting a pedicure this weekend, now I am going to be freaked out the whole time!

April 25, 2012 3:57 pm

i am totally with you on the boob grazing although my fear involves the hairdresser and my elbow. 🙂 and that dog smiling with those teeth is creepy i have to change the channel. can’t decide what fun treat to make this week decisions, decisions 🙂

April 25, 2012 8:12 pm

Ok, I have never had a pedicure because I have a not at ALL irrational fear of strangers touching my feet. I blame my childhood as the most ridiculously ticklish person on the planet. That said, I flinch every time i get an accidental boob graze from the dental hygenist.
It’s awkward. Also, I’m a librarian, so I freak out a little bit if I lean down to help someone at the computer that if I’m not careful I’m going to be the boob grazer instead of the grazee.

April 26, 2012 4:37 am

Hey these look divine! I can hardly wait to try these