S’mores Cupcakes

A s'mores cupcake with toasted marshmallows on top

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.

Two S'mores cupcakes with toasted mini marshmallow topping

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.

Graham cracker crumbs in paper muffin cups
Pieces of Hershey's chocolate bar in a red bowl
Melted chocolate in a red bowl
Melted chocolate being spooned over a chocolate cupcake on a cooling rack

First, give each cupcake a little graham cracker crust…
Then bake up your cupcakes.  I used a chocolate box mix.  But if you are looking for a good chocolate cupcake recipe, try THIS ONE.
After your cupcakes are baked, get your milk chocolate ready…

And melt it up.
Give each cupcake a chocolate bath.
Make some delicious Marshmallow Buttercream and frost your cupcakes.

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

Mini marshmallows on a sheet pan
Toasted mini marshmallows on a sheet pan
Half of a S'mores cupcake on a wooden cutting board

I lined a baking sheet with marshmallows…
And broiled them for 15 SECONDS!  Don’t walk away, because the toasting happens fast.  FAST!
That’s it!  Now take a bite.  Don’t be scared.
Isn’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
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 56 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 2/3 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jun 8, 2015 4:33 am

Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident (stumbleupon).

I’ve saved it for later!

Jan 28, 2014 11:47 am

Could you make this as a cake instead of cupcakes?

Jul 30, 2013 9:56 am

I made your smores cupcakes for my birthday party recently…OMG! Delicious and a huge hit! I featured them here: http://everydayisahollyday4.blogspot.com/. Thanks!

May 4, 2013 7:23 am

You are hysterical.. I love reading your posts and this recipe is a MUST for me to make. Thank you!

Melissa Fleetwood
Jan 14, 2013 10:25 pm

I don’t get pedicures because I can’t stand to get my feet touched and sure don’t want to hit a boob! I also would never get tired of s’mores anything, I’m obsessed with them, my all time S’mores Board on Pinterest…..it’s yummy 🙂

Melissa Fleetwood
Jan 14, 2013 10:28 pm

my comment should read “they are my all time favorites and you should check out my S’mores Board on Pinterest….not sure how this stuff was left out lol

Jan 10, 2013 10:19 pm

I made these with the chocolate cupcake recipe suggested. It was all VERY yummy but also very rich. I might try cutting down on the sugar in both the icing and the cupcake and see how it turns out. Also I think I broiled my mini marshmallows too close together, as they stuck together and were hard to separate. But I will definitely be making them again. Thanks for the recipe! I really love how the graham cracker crust actually stays with the cupcake 🙂

Kelly Hendel
Sep 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Made these today for my mom’s birthday. They turned out so cute and YUMMY! It was my first foray into the world of buttercream and I can’t believe I haven’t ever tried to make it before! It was so easy and delicious! I did have a little trouble with “roasting” my marshmallows. They all stuck together in a big clump and were a little bit of a sticky mess, but all in all this was a super easy, super cute, and super yummy recipe.

Sep 20, 2012 10:13 am

Oh these sound so amazing. I think I’ve found what I’m making for my bf’s birthday!

Aug 23, 2012 6:38 pm

Oh my gosh, these are the BEST cupcakes!! I randomly found this recipe and website when I searched S’Mores cupcakes…lucky me! First of all the cupcakes were a HIT! They are delish! Secondly, your website is amazing…I love it and want to try almost everything! 🙂

Aug 11, 2012 11:21 pm

AMAZING!! I made these cupcakes today and used the suggested chocolate cake recipe. It was so moist and not over poweringly sweet! A perfect cupcake!love this recipe and the marshmallow buttercream also! This is a must try recipe for all those that haven’t yet. Also, it was simple! I’ll be making these again! Thank you 🙂

Marissa Kubinski
Jul 25, 2012 11:18 pm

Hi there! I’m planning on making these tomorrow to take to work the next day. After the marshmallows broil, will they stay soft the day after?

Jul 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Absolutely amazing recipe. So easy to make, pretty much idiot proof and not to mention delicious. I made these for my little sisters and they gobbled up every last bite. They look so pretty too 🙂

May 3, 2012 10:03 pm

First of all, I am loving s’mores week. Secondly, I am literally crying from laughing so hard about the whole boob graze thing. You are fantastic!

May 1, 2012 12:36 pm

Loving all the Smores! I think I will make one of these treats for my Girl scouts.

Oh and about those irrational fears… Yeah, right there with ya especially on the dogs with human teeth “shiver”. Too many near misses on the “boob grazing” to think about… um yeah can you say “awkward” LOL

Apr 27, 2012 11:08 am

Sick of S’mores Week? As IF! The only thing better than your great recipes and food porn photos is your deft writing and your wit. You’re my new blog hero!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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