Monday, August 15, 2011

S'mores cupcakes

I made s'mores cupcakes recently, and have been asked for the recipe so many times I thought I would post it here.  I'm not a huge cupcake fan, but I ate seven of these!  They were super delicious and not even that hard.

1 box of chocolate cake mix.  (I used milk chocolate cake mix)
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons butter, melted
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chip Morsels
Mini marshmallows
Hershey Bars
 
Frosting
1 jar marshmallow creme (7 oz)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 or 2 tsp milk

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.  In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter (you can add 1/4 cup sugar to this if you want the crust a bit sweeter.  I only added the butter.)  Add approximately 1 tablespoon of crumbs to the bottom of each muffin cup.  Use a small circular object to press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of each liner (I used a baby bottle which was the perfect size.)  Bake for 5 minutes and remove from the oven.

2.  Add a few semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels on top of the crust in each cup.  Then add 3 mini marshmallows toward the center.


 
3.  Add the cake mixture evenly to the cups, filling each about 3/4 of the way full and bake according to package instructions until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then cool completely on a wire rack.

4.  Remove lid and foil from jar of marshmallow creme.  Soften marshmallow creme for easy removal from jar, by placing in the microwave on high for 15-20 seconds.  In a large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, butter and powdered sugar on low speed until blended.  Beat in enough milk, 1/2 tsp at a time, to make desired consistency.  After cupcakes have cooled, pipe frosting on top.

5. You can 'toast' the marshmallow frosting with a kitchen torch or just top with a rectangle of Hershey's chocolate.
 
I got my inspiration for these cupcakes off of a recipe I found at Three Pixie Lane, although I did modify the recipe slightly.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Things to do in Utah County with kids this week: August 14-20

There is a ton to do in Utah County this week!  Check out my calendar HERE to see everything.  There are a bunch of free things.  Get some last minute activities in with your kids this summer before school starts next week!

*I suggest viewing the calendar in "Agenda" mode so you can read everything easier.*