Once upon a time, there was a birthday party blogger with a new idea for making s’mores. Her first attempt was yummy, but it was too messy. Her second try required an ingredient that doesn’t actually exist. But on the third try, Google came to the rescue and the recipe was just right. Here’s how to make mini s’mores kiss cups.
Why mini s’mores in a cupcake liner? Because s’mores are messy, rich and filling in their traditional form. But we’re having a sleepover soon (Heaven help me) and so we HAVE to have s’mores. I just didn’t want the chocolate/marshmallow faces and achy tummies afterwards. So I dreamed up the mini s’more in a cup. (If you’ve seen something like this elsewhere, please don’t tell me!)
So here’s how NOT to make s’mores in a cup. Don’t make your own graham cracker crumb base. It tastes great, but is too buttery and crumbly. (What a shame that I have to eat this experiment!)
Ingredients / Supplies
- Graham crackers
- Hershey Kisses
- Mini marshmallows
- Cupcake or tart liners
- Cupcake tins
- Spray bottle and water
- Round cookie or biscuit cutter (1-3/4 inch size)
1 – Line your cupcake tin. I used cupcake liners because I always have leftovers around, but I think I might try to find something more shallow for our party.
2 – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
3 – Unwrap your Hershey Kisses.
4 – Here’s where Google comes in. I typed in “round graham crackers” and found this blog post by Domestically Speaking. This idea is genius. Put a graham cracker on a microwave safe plate and spritz it with about 8 fine mist sprays of water.
5 – Immediately warm your cracker in the microwave for 35 seconds on high. Remove your cracker from the microwave. Immediately use your cutter to reshape the cracker into two circles. I found that pressing down and twisting back and forth worked the best.
6 – Gently push your cracker out of the cutter and place it in the cupcake liner. Repeat until all your cupcake liners have graham crackers.
7 – Put a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cracker.
8 – Put 8 mini marshmallows around the chocolate in a circle.
9 – Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Your marshmallows should have a toasty golden glow.
And that’s it — super easy! Lots of places for your kids to help you, too. They can line your cupcake tins, unwrap the Hershey Kisses, and arrange the mini marshmallows. Mine did all those tasks right along with me.
They’ll be taking these treats to honors day at school. Maybe I’ll even let our sleepover guests help make their own s’mores.