S’more Cupcakes

S’more cupcakes are loaded with chocolate frosting, graham cracker crumbs, toasted marshmallows and teddy grahams. Fun for a summer party!

About the only time I eat graham crackers is when I have s’mores. I don’t really care for graham crackers that much because they are just not that exciting. But for some reason, when you put them in a cute bear shape, my love for that graham flavor grows and I could definitely eat a whole box of Teddy Grahams in one sitting.

Look at how cute those little bears are in these S’more Cupcakes. They look pretty happy swimming in all that toasted marshmallow, don’t they?  Can’t blame them, really. Especially with the piece of Hershey’s chocolate next to them!

s'more cupcakes sitting on two s'mores

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Make homemade cupcakes as the base of this recipe, or you can use store bought chocolate cupcakes.
  • A great recipe for kids to help with!
  • Fun for a camping themed birthday party or summer picnic.
  • A unique way to eat those much-loved s’mores.

What you’ll need:

To make these cupcakes, you’ll need some chocolate cupcakes and frosting.  You can use a store bought cake mix, which are always good and so easy, or you can use our go-to chocolate cake recipe and chocolate buttercream that you can read about  in this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake post.  That chocolate buttercream recipe is to die for.

If you’re really in a pinch, just buy a dozen chocolate frosted cupcakes and jazz them up with these toppings.

You’ll also need:

  • full-size marshmallows
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Hershey’s bars
  • graham cracker crumbs

How to Make S’mores Cupcakes

  • Frost the cupcakes by using a knife and spreading a thick layer of frosting on. Or you can use a frosting bag and a large tip (such as Wilton 1M or 2D) to make a pretty swirl on top.
  • Immediately after frosting the cupcakes, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top. This makes them look just a little extra pretty.
  • Place the marshmallows on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Put the baking sheet on the top rack. Set the broiler to high and for about 1 minute on the first side. You’re going for a very light toasted color to help seal in the sticky. Then turn them over and move the pan to a lower rack. Keep the oven door cracked open and broil for about 3-4 minutes. Watch them closely and take them out when they just start to show color. Watch them closely!! These will burn very quickly.
  • Allow the marshmallows to cool for a minute or two, then move each marshmallow to the top of a cupcake.
  • Put a Teddy Graham and a rectangle of Hershey bar on each marshmallow.

Watch the smile on the little bear’s face as he sits in the gooey marshmallow, and then see the smiles on your children’s faces when you serve these!

half of a s'more cupcake sitting on a table

Store the cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container. The teddy graham will soften slightly as they sit, so I recommend serving them the day you make them.

cupcakes on a wood slice
cupcakes on a wood slice

S’more Cupcakes

4.54 from 15 votes
S'mores cupcakes are loaded with chocolate frosting, graham cracker crumbs, toasted marshmallows and teddy grahams. Fun for a summer party!
Servings 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 12 chocolate cupcakes (already baked)
  • 2 cups chocolate buttercream (your favorite kind)
  • 1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 12 Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows
  • 12 Honey Maid Teddy Grahams (honey flavored)
  • 1 Hershey bar (broken into 12 pieces)

Instructions
 

  • Use a Wilton tip 1M or 2D to pipe frosting on top of the cupcakes. Or, you can just use a knife to spread a thick layer of frosting on top.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the tops of the cupcakes. This is optional, but it makes the cupcakes look so pretty.
  • Place the marshmallows on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Put the baking sheet on the top rack. Set the broiler to high and for about 1 minute on the first side. You're going for a very light toasted color to help seal in the sticky. Then turn them over and move the pan to a lower rack. Keep the oven door cracked open and broil for about 3-4 minutes. Watch them closely and take them out when they just start to show color. Watch them closely!! These will burn very quickly.
  • Allow the marshmallows to cool for a minute or two, then move each marshmallow to the top of a cupcake.
  • Put a Teddy Graham and a rectangle of Hershey bar on each marshmallow.
  • Store the cupcakes in an airtight container.

Notes

The calories shown are based 1 serving being 1 cupcake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 336
Keyword party food, summer dessert

This post was originally published July 12, 2013.

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Denise@BeBetsy
9 years ago

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Jen
8 years ago

Hi there, these are all just too cute. I’m curious what size of marshmallow you used to place on top if the chocolate cupcake?

Maya
8 years ago

These are cute,and easy! I had fun making them!

Monique
3 years ago

Hi! How did you get the roasted marshmallows off the pan? I put them in the oven for 5 minutes but they stick to the pan and I can’t get them off without it being a mess.

Allison
3 years ago

Can these be made ahead of time or does the marshmallow get weird?

Kelly
1 year ago

Does this cake recipe and your carrot cake recipe, which I plan on making into cupcakes, freeze well so I can make ahead a few batches?