Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie Cupcakes

Skip the campfire with these Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie Cupcakes. A graham cracker base, rich chocolaty brownie, topped with a square of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and a pile of toasted mini marshmallows.

Happy S’mores Week!

 

S’more’s week is here again! National S’mores Day is August 10th, some national food holidays are so randomly timed, but S’mores Day is perfect in my opinion. Growing up, August was the month where we would go on vacation, usually to the beach, right before school started. Other than a week at the beach we didn’t do a whole lot of anything, but soak in the remainder of summer and get excited for the year ahead. S’mores are an iconic American treat that embody the feeling of soaking up the summer sun, being outdoors and celebrating nothing in particular with friends and family. In short, s’mores make me smile πŸ™‚

 

How do you like your marshmallow?

 

Everyone has their opinion on how to make a “perfect s’more”. Generally the arguments stem from how to toast your marshmallow. Are you a barely touched the flame, golden brown or charred kind of person?

I’m in the golden brown or partially charred camp. But the star of the s’mores show for me is the chocolate, it has to be perfectly melted and the marshmallow is key in making that happen, it has to have some melting power!

 

How do you torch the marshmallows on top of the brownies?

 

The best way to torch your marshmallows is using a small kitchen blow torch. They are relatively inexpensive and really convenient for toasting marshmallows, but also have other uses like toasting the top of creme brΓ»lΓ©e or merengue.

If you do not have a kitchen torch, you can toasted the marshmallows by putting the cupcake tin back in the oven on broil, keep the oven door open so you can keep your eye on them and make sure nothing burns!

 

How to make Dark Chocolate S’more Brownie Cupcakes

 

We are skipping the campfire entirely with these S’mores Brownie Cups, but with the toasted marshmallows on top they do not lack the backyard campfire nostalgia.

You start off with the graham cracker bottom. In the bowl of your food processor, process graham crackers with coconut oil. Press the graham cracker mixture into a lined cupcake tin, fill each about 1/4 full with the graham cracker. Bake for 5 minutes to set.

While the graham cracker crust is baking, make the brownie batter. The dark chocolate brownie is a rich and fudgy. Top each graham cracker crust with a heaping scoop of the brownie batter to fill the cupcake liners just below the top. Put them back into the oven to bake the brownie.

Have the Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares ready, as soon as you remove the pan from the oven, top each with a square of chocolate. It will melt and sink into the brownie. The little divot the chocolate creates will be where you put the pile of mini marshmallows. Once the chocolate is melted enough to hold the marshmallows, top it with 10-15. Now it’s time to torch! Torch the marshmallows to your liking with the kitchen torch or under the broiler.Β Let the Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie Cupcakes cool before serving.

 

 

 

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S’mores Brownie Cups


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Skip the campfire with these Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie Cupcakes. A graham cracker base, rich chocolaty brownie, topped with a square of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and a pile of toasted mini marshmallows.


Scale

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

12 full sheets honey graham crafters

1/3 cup coconut oil

Brownie

2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder

1/2 cup white all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

Topping

12 squares Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate

2 cups mini marshmallow


Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

Pre-heat oven to 350Β°F

Add the graham crackers and 1/3 cup coconut oil to the bowl of your food processor

Process on high until the mixture starts to form together

Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners

Press the graham cracker mixture into each lining, filling it about 1/4 of the way full

Bake for 5 minutes

Bronwies

Melt unsweetened chocolate and coconut oil together (in the microwave on defrost, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted – about 2 minutes)

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, add melted coconut oil and chocolate mixture

Add white and brown sugar, mix until fully combined

Add eggs 1 at a time, mix

Mix in vanilla extract

In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and sea salt

Slowly add dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mix until fully combined

Once the graham cracker crust is removed from the oven, top with brownie mixture, filling each cupcake liner to just below the top rim*

Bake for 14-16 minutes until brownie is set

Immediately top each brownie with a square of Ghirardelli dark chocolate, it will begin to melt and drop into the brownies creating a little dip for the marshmallows to sit in and the chocolate will help the mini marshmallows to stick to the top of the brownie.

Add 10-15 mini marshmallows on top of each brownie

Using a kitchen blow torch**, torch the marshmallows until toasted to your liking

Cool the cupcakes completely before trying to remove the lining

Serve at room temperature


Notes

*If you do not have a blow torch you can toasted the marshmallows by putting the tin of brownies back in the oven on broil, keep the oven door open so you can keep your eye on them and make sure the brownies do not burn.

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Looking for s’more S’more recipes, check these out πŸ™‚

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S’mores Recipe Round-Up

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