Friday, August 10, 2012

S'mores Cupcakes

Betcha didn't know today's a holiday.

A verrrrrrry important holiday.

It's National S'mores Day!!

Ever wonder how s'mores got their name?  Well I wondered so I searched (ahh lovely google).

Apparently they were first mentioned in the Girl Scout Handbook in 1927 after a camping trip full of girls gathered around the campfire caused someone to yell "gimme some more!"  Those girl scouts are smarties.  But can we really blame them?  S'mores are simply wonderful.  And new twists are being created with the graham/chocolate/marshmallow combination constantly, turning it into bars, cookies, cakes, pies- you name it!

So today I bring you s'mores in cupcake form, because a celebration wouldn't be complete without cake.  Loaded with graham crumbs, chocolate chips, and gooey toasted mini mallows, it's the perfect cake replica of the campfire treat!

S'mores Cupcakes

Makes 11 cupcakes

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 325.  Line 11 cupcake cups with paper liners.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a spoon.

In another large bowl, cream brown sugar and shortening with an electric mixer.  Add egg and egg yolk and mix well.  Blend in milk.  Gradually add graham mixture and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows.  Divide batter into prepared cupcake pans.  Bake for 20 minutes or until set.

 Adapted from Group Recipes.

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