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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.

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S’mores Cupcakes


Description

Makes 24 cupcakes


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  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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74 comments on “S’mores Cupcakes”

  1. researching male

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

    I’ve saved it for later!

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

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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! 🙂

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