Deluxe Graham S’mores Cupcakes

S’mores are popular for a good reason: they’re one of the greatest culinary treats ever invented. Trust me, I’m a self-appointed authority on the subject.

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I prefer my real over-the-campfire s’mores minus graham crackers actually. I love to roast the marshmallow til it’s perfectly golden brown, maybe slightly charred even, then stuff a big chunk of milk chocolate right into the center, let it melt a little and eat the whole thing in one bite.

Or at least as much as I can get into my mouth. Some of it ends up on my face. Okay a lot of it ends up on my face. But I like to think no one can see that in the dark with only the light of the fire.


Like you, I’ve seen s’mores cupcakes all over the place lately. Maybe it’s trendy, but I am jumping on the bandwagon here. I couldn’t resist. Hello. S’mores cupcakes. My only regret here is waiting so long to make them.

But that being said, I may be a little biased but I think these are among the best ones out there.


First you start with a perfectly moist chocolate cupcake bottom. And they start with a box mix so it’s super easy and cuts out a few ingredients and steps.If famous bakeries can start with box mixes, I’m not ashamed to follow suit.

Then you spread a layer of melted milk chocolate on top of the cakes, sprinkle it with graham cracker crumbs, and let it cool. This is probably my favorite feature. Acually, the marshmallow meringue swirled on top is my favorite. Oh wait, the toasted marshmallows and chocolate covered graham crackers has to be my favorite. Whatever, I just love it all.

Everyone fell in love with these wehn I made them for my niece’s going away to college party. My niece. Is going to college. I’m not that old am I? Ahhhhh! Unreal. Just like these cupcakes. Totally deliciously unreal!

Deluxe Graham S'mores Cupcakes

S'mores are popular for a good reason: they're one of the greatest culinary treats ever invented. Trust me, I'm a self-appointed authority on the subject.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cupcake, s'mores
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 box devils food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt

Meringue

  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed
  • 12 chocolate covered graham cracker cookies (I used Keebler Deluxe Grahams)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Mix eggs, half and half, greek yogurt, and oil. Stir cake mix into wet ingredients until smooth. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. 

  2. Melt chocolate chips. Use the back of the spoon to spread a thin layer of chocolate onto the top of each cupcake. Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers. Allow chocolate to cool. 

  3. Make the meringue. In the heat safe bowl of a stand mixer, whisk egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar over simmering water until sugar is dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer bowl to stand mixer fitted with with whisk attachment and mix for about 8-10 minutes, gradually increasing speed, until smooth shiny peaks form. 

  4. Mix in vanilla. Pipe meringue onto cupcakes and top with 2-3 mini marshmallows. Set oven to low broil. Broil cupcakes for 4-5 minutes, watching very closely, and remove when meringue and marshmallows start to brown. Immediately top with chocolate covered graham cracker cookies and allow to set before serving.

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Just got back from camping and had s’mores galore! These look delicious!!!! Will definitely be making these in the near future.

Just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT! Your recipes all sound so good and your photos are gorgeous! New fan! 🙂

these look splendid! Visiting from the Time to Sparkle link party.

Oh man – these look amazing. Smores are one of my all time favorite things. Mmmmm

I’d love for you to share this on Tell us Tuesday! http://muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com/2013/08/tell-us-tuesday-4.html

Greek yogurt is not available here. Any substitute for it?

How do these hold up when you make them ahead of time? How far ahead did you make them for the party you brought them to? Do they need to be refrigerated?

    Hi Kayley, I made these one day in advance and they were still great. Make sure to store them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out. They don’t need to be refrigerated though 🙂

Making these for a party. And was Just curious can your deluxe s’mores be refrigerated once the marshmallow meringue is browned?
Thank you!
Mary

    Hi Mary, yes they can be chilled after toasted the meringue! Just let them come to room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving!

      Thank you so much Tiffany!!

Wow amazing recipe. My cupcakes failed so I made faux snores instead and they were a huge hit. I pipped the icing onto graham crakers and made a sandwich rheb dipped them in melted chocolate once cold. They were the first thing gone at the potluck and everyone wants me to make them again.

Next time I’ll be sure to use farm fresh eggs so I don’t waste so many eggs due to broken yokes. I filled the recipe exactly but used my mixer bowl to hear up the ingredients so no transfer was needed. Thank you so much for this recipe. Btw this was an amazing frozen treat too.

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