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Mini S’mores Cups

Made with a buttery graham cracker crust, gooey melted marshmallows and a rich chocolate kiss, these mini s’mores cups are a fun variation on your favorite summer dessert! 

mini s'mores cups on counter

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Perfect for any summer occasion

S’mores are one of the best parts about summer. Not only are they super rich and delicious, but they’re a fun outdoor activity to enjoy with family and friends. And while I have so many memories of roasting s’mores around the bonfire, there are times that I crave the dessert but without the work of starting a fire.

That’s where these mini s’mores cups come in handy. They have all the deliciousness of the traditional s’mores you know and love with a bit less mess. The little graham cracker cups manage to be both casual and fancy, and seriously, they just taste fantastic. Make these for your next party or bring to a BBQ and people will be hunting you down for the recipe. They’re that good.

graham cracker mixture in food processor

Tips + variations

  • Spray the pan. Make sure to spray the muffin pan first before pressing the crust into the muffin cups. The last thing you want is for the crust to stick to the pan! I like to use a silicone muffin pan to avoid sticking.
  • Crust. After blending together the graham crackers, butter and sugar, you want the mixture to look like wet sand (picture above). Then use your fingers to press the mixture into the bottom of the muffin cups to form into shallow cups.
  • Broil. For a toasty marshmallow, you can broil the s’mores cups for about 1 minute. Just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  • Chocolate. I find that a Hershey’s kiss or miniature chocolate bar is the perfect size for this mini dessert. If you don’t have either on hand, you can also sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips.
  • Peanut butter. For a peanut butter variation, use a miniature Reese’s cup instead of a chocolate kiss.
  • Let cool. The crust needs a few minutes to set, so don’t remove the cups from the pan immediately once out of oven. Let them cool slightly, then use a butter knife to pop them out for best results.

marshmallow on top of graham in muffin pan

How to store and freeze

If you have leftovers, simply store the s’mores cups in an airtight container or bag. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days. This dessert also freezes well and makes a great treat to pull out when you’re craving a little something sweet. Place them in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months. Then microwave for about 20 seconds to warm back up when ready to enjoy.

Making s’mores cups in advance

These cups can be made 1 day ahead of time if needed. Before serving, place them on a pan and broil for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to rewarm. Make sure to keep a close eye on them while broiling so they don’t burn!

bite taken from smores cup

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Mini S'mores Cups

5 from 2 votes
Made with a buttery graham cracker crust, gooey melted marshmallows and a rich chocolate kiss, these mini s'mores cups are a fun variation on your favorite summer dessert! 
Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 9 graham crackers , full sheet (about 1 heaping cup crushed)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 24 Hershey kisses
  • 12 large marshmallows , cut in half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with non stick spray (or use a silicone pan if you have one). Then process graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add powdered sugar and butter and pulse until mixture looks like wet sand.
    graham cracker mixture in food processor
  • Scoop about a 1 1/2 Tablespoon (or medium cookie scoop) of the graham cracker crumbs into the mini muffin pan. Press crumbs with fingers to form shallow cups. Depending on how much you use, it will fill 24 mini cups. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are slightly bubbling. Add a few extra minutes if you'd like them more crisp. Then remove from oven.
    pressing graham crackers into muffin pan
  • Place the half of one marshmallow into each cup. Return to the oven and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until marshmallows are just slightly softened and golden. Feel free to broil for 1 minute for a toasty marshmallow.
    marshmallow on top of graham in muffin pan
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute or two. Then place the chocolate on top of marshmallow. If you prefer the chocolate to be toasted, add back to the oven for a couple minutes. Allow to cool slightly and then carefully remove cups from the muffin tins and place on cooling rack. Enjoy while warm.
    mini s'mores cups on counter

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Notes

Storage and freezer instructions: These cups will store in a covered container for up to 3 days. You can place a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, microwave for 20 seconds or until warm. 
Make ahead: You can make these cups a day in advance. To rewarm, you can place under the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Watch closely to make sure they don’t burn! 
Chocolate: My preference would be a Hershey's chocolate bar or Hershey kiss, however you can use chocolate chips if that's all you have on hand. 

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

mini smore cups on counter

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