Sunday, November 20

S'mores Cups - so easy the kids can help!!

I know I've already mentioned that the weather here has been extremely cold... yes, I know I need to get over it!  I live in Central Alberta - it's freakin cold and yes, this happens every year.  Maybe as I am getting older I am getting less able to deal with the climate - time to move to Arizona!!! Oh wait, can't retire for another 22 years - le sigh - looks like it's going to be another LONG winter! 

Anyways, too cold even for the kids to play hockey outside, which meant entertaining a seven year old for the afternoon!  We did some crafts for a bit, then decided to make these s'mores cups - so easy and really tasty!  I've seen a few pictures of these on Pinterest but I decided to make up my own recipe... not sure if I made the right choices or not, but since they seem to be a big hit, I'm going to say they are super good!!

S'mores Cups
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
12 large marshmallows, cut in half
about 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350degrees.  Bust out your mini muffin pans and lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray (this recipe makes exactly 24 little sugar bombs).  Melt the butter in the microwave and let cool slightly.  Combine with crumbs and sugar.

Put1 tbsp scoops into each of the muffin cups and "push" down to form little cups.  Kids love doing this but watch out b/c my "exact" counting on the recipe can dwindle quick!!

Bake in the oven for 5 mins.  Remove from oven and put 4-5 chips in each little cup. 

Top with with a marsmallow half and put back in the oven for anywhere from 1 minute (if you like the marshmallows white and still pretty in tact) for up to about 6 minutes (if you like them golden browed and about to explode).  I baked them for about 6 minutes.

this is after a minute and a half...
this is after about 6 minutes - looks more like I did them on the fire, don't you think?
Remove trays from the oven and let cool on a rack - after about 6 or 7 minutes, the cups should lift right out of the trays fairly easily.  Melt the rest of the chocolate chips and drizzle on top of the cups when they are cool.

My cups came out really crisp and crunchy - the marshmallow took on almost a meringue-like texture too.  I'm wondering if other types of sugars would have different effects - or if we could get away with less sugar?  If you have a tried and true recipe for these things, I would love to know and try!!

Anyways, store the cups in an airtight container - not sure how long they will even last in the house!!  Enjoy ;)


  1. Cutest S'more version ever! Sounds wonderful, I love a good graham crust!

  2. These look absolutely delish - keep a look out because I will be making something quite similar this weekend - YUM

  3. What a great and simple idea. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing this idea!!