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Brownie S'mores Cupcakes
This cupcake combines the gooey goodness of s'mores with chewy chocolate brownies.
This cupcake combines the gooey goodness of s'mores with chewy chocolate brownies.
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Sometimes, the best cupcake recipe combines the little cake with another classic dessert. The easiest way to whip up s'mores cupcakes is to bake a standard chocolate cupcake, frost it with marshmallow creme and finish it off with a dusting of chocolate shavings and graham cracker crumbs. However, if you've got a little more time on your hands, you can try this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix, prepared according to directions (You can make brownie batter from scratch, if you prefer.)
  • 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate shavings
  • Marshmallow creme to taste

(Yields one dozen cupcakes)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a bowl and mix well. If it feels a little dry, add in a couple more tablespoons of butter -- the goal is for the graham cracker mixture to pack nicely without too many crumbs. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased cupcake tin. Bake the crusts for about 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and fill the crusts 2/3 full with prepared brownie mix, then bake according to package directions. When the cupcakes have cooled, frost with marshmallow creme and top with chocolate shavings.


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