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
  • 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.


75 Responses

  1. 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!!!!

  2. Heather

    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

  3. Victoria

    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!

  4. 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!!

  5. Karen C.

    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.

  6. Rena

    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!!!!

  7. 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.

  8. Kasey

    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!)

  9. 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.

  10. Caroline

    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!!

  11. Ashley

    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 🙂

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Mel

    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!

  16. 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? I’m not even sure we even have them here. Time for research me thinks.

  17. Sugargirl

    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!

  18. dawne

    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 🙂

  19. Andi

    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.

  20. Get tired of s’mores? Never!!!! In fact when you announced it was s’mores week my mind went into overdrive and I had like 10 ideas right away. Then google took away my excitement when I realized most had been done! I’m not sure I can get a pedicure again because now I will totally be thinking about boob grazing and be freaked by the thought of it happening!!!

  21. I am on the floor laughing over the pedicure fear. I just don’t like my feet touched but man that just opens up a whole new level of fear. You’re hilarious. I adore these cupcakes.

  22. Eni

    Oh my gosh! You’re hilarious!!!
    And when you mentionned the pajama jeans, it reminds me I kept talking about it during 1 month. I was so obsessed!

    Today I complained I’ve not been craving anything lately… Well, you just woke my S’mores obssesion up! Thanks for sharing!

  23. ellen

    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!

  24. 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

  25. Kelsey

    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 🙂

  26. Marissa Kubinski

    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?

    1. shelly

      If you keep them in an airtight container they will be fine 🙂 Or if you’re worried, add and toast the marshmallows before you walk out the door.

  27. Jaleisa

    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 🙂

  28. 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! 🙂

  29. Kelly Hendel

    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.

  30. Kayla

    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 🙂

  31. Melissa Fleetwood

    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 🙂

    1. Melissa Fleetwood

      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

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