I love s’mores so much, but I hate mosquitos, so I say, Screw the Campfire, I’m Making S’mores Cupcakes!
I can stay inside where it’s nice and non-mosquito-ey–and still enjoy one of my favorite summertime treats.
Screw the Campfire, I’m Making S’mores Cupcakes
Look, I’m not saying that I give up on making some s’mores around the campfire if the weather is perfect, there’s no mosquitos, and there’s like a reason to be outside, like we’re camping, or whatever.
But why would I make a fire in the fire pit, at home, so that I could, by myself, stand out in the million degree Texas heat and make a freaking s’more when I could just as easily make S’mores Cupcakes and not die of West Nile Virus.
I’m not paranoid about West Nile or anything, let’s be clear.
It’s about more than that.
I want to make S’mores that don’t require a handy bucket of water or sand nearby.
And, when making S’mores Cupcakes is so easy–why not?!
I mean, for real, I just start with my super-favorite all-time-easy cupcakes, then pop a hole in them.
Hint: give a little twist and that top will come right out.
Once you’ve popped the top on all of your cupcakes, I go with a straight-up melted chocolate drizzle inside.
Now, you could do something fancier and add some cream, make it a ganache, but I just want chocolate.
Straight, lovely chocolate.
Normally, I would have said to save your little cupcake tops for putting them back onto your cupcakes…but it turns out that mini-marshmallows are the same size as the hole…
So, how could I not plug-up that S’mores Cupcake with a marshmallow?!
Frosting is one of those recipes that I just haven’t perfected yet (I’m working on it though, so watch out), so I just used my favorite vanilla canned frosting.
It’s enough like marshmallow that it doesn’t matter.
And you just need enough to be a platform for the chocolate to sit on.
Again, I went with just plain, straight-up melted chocolate chips.
No reason to mess with perfection…
It doesn’t really matter how messy this part is, because, at this point, you’re just making a ridiculous amount of silliness.
So, I slathered-on the chocolate, again, not a ton is necessary, just enough to hold some marshmallows on.
And that, right there, is the question: how many marshmallows can you mush onto a cupcake top?
I think I got 14 at the most. But more could be done…
Those marshmallows can’t stay the way they are, though.
Fire must be applied.
Matches don’t really work, by the way–I just thought that would be funny.
You need a little baking torch, or one of those fire starter things. I like my little baking torch, though.
Once the marshmallows are toasted, it’s jam-a-piece-of-graham-cracker-on-top time.
Easy, don’t push it in hard…gently. LOL!
And that’s it!
Just a simple, fun S’mores Cupcake.
That helps me avoid mosquitos.
Wanna know what else I love as much as these S’mores Cupcakes?
S’mores macarons…they keep me from having to mess with the nasty mosquitos, too. LOL!
Ok. So, you’re all-in for S’mores cupcakes, but you’re all out of marshmallows?
Just pin this to your favorite summer recipes board so you can find it when you get back from the store!
And, don’t forget to drop a 5-star rating on our recipe, below, so that we know you want to see more yumminess like this!
- 12 vanilla cupcakes made from your favorite recipe
- 1 cup mini-chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows
- 1 can of your favorite vanilla frosting
- 3 graham crackers
- Place the chocolate chips into a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second increments, stirring between, until completely melted.
- Using a large decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake.
- Place 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate in each cupcake hole.
- Place a marshmallow in each cupcake hole.
- Then fill a decorating bag with the frosting.
- Frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion in a single layer.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of each frosted cupcake.
- Place mini-marshmallows over the top of each cupcake.
- Toast the marshmallows.
- Add 1/4 of a graham cracker to each cupcake.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 17g Protein: 1g