I was first introduced to these delicious treats by my Grandma and they were certainly added to my list of many great recipes from her! The s’more cups are simple to make and the perfect dessert to take to picnics, cookouts and other get togethers. They are bite size which makes them easy to grab at a party and too easy to grab every time you walk by them at home 🙂 I like to make these in the Winter too when sitting by a campfire and making the traditional s’mores isn’t exactly an option, at least not a desirable one! We have my step daughter this weekend and she brought a friend along with her this time so I definitely wanted to have some yummy treats for them to enjoy; these s’more cups came to my mind immediately! Her friend had not seen them before so it was fun to introduce her to something new! I remember the first time I made these for Hailey and eventually sharing the recipe with her Mom, because she wanted more and wanted to take some to school! Yes, they are that good…you’ll understand after baking a batch!
I don’t have photos for all the steps (the process is quite simple), but I do have a few quick tips to share for easy baking! The recipe calls for crushed graham crackers. I used to do this the way many of you might, adding the crackers to a Ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Well, my family has a cheesy potato recipe we all love and it includes crushed cornflakes…my Dad recently told me about using the Ninja food processor to quickly and effortlessly crush the cornflakes. Of course! Why had this not crossed my mind before? It works brilliantly so I decided to use it again today for the graham crackers. If you still don’t own a Ninja food processor, I really suggest you buy one soon! In the first photo you’ll see the graham crackers broken up slightly and added to the processor.
After three…maaybee four quick pulses, you end up with this perfect result. Case closed 🙂
My other tip is to prep and organize before you begin the actual baking! I like to measure and have all of my needed ingredients out and ready to use! These are really quite fun to make and take very little of your time!
See below for the recipe and enjoy these scrumptious treats sooner rather than later! And if you take them to work, a holiday gathering or other party, don’t expect to bring any home! That’s been my experience anyway 🙂 Enjoy!!
Mini S’more Cups
- 7 whole graham crackers, finely crushed (1 cup)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 4 bars (1.55 oz or 43 g each) Hershey milk chocolate, divided
- 12 large marshmallows
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Finely crush the graham crackers using a food processor or by placing crackers in bag and crushing with rolling pin.
- Add crushed graham crackers to mixing bowl and pour in powdered sugar, mix well.
- Melt butter and add to the graham cracker and sugar mixture, mix again until well combined. Set aside briefly.
- Break two of the candy bars into rectangles and cut marshmallows in half crosswise. Set aside.
- Using the graham cracker crust made in step 4, scoop a small amount into the cups of a mini cupcake pan. Press crumbs to form shallow cups. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling.
- Remove pan from oven, add a rectangle of chocolate to each cup and top each one with half a marshmallow, cut side down. Bake for another 1-2 minutes to allow the marshmallows to soften.
- Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Using a small spoon, carefully remove the cups from the pan and allow to cool for another 15 minutes on a cooling rack.
- Break apart the remaining chocolate and melt in 20 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each one.
- Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 45 minutes or until set. Makes 24 cups.
As always, thanks for reading!