Monday, May 26, 2008

S'mores Cupcakes

I know I've talked about food nostalgia before, but I love it when something as simple as a cupcake starts a family conversation that begins with "Remember when..." And who doesn't have a campfire memory that involves S'mores?

I was so happy to find a recipe for S'mores cupcakes over at Sew Darn Cute. I loved making s'mores as a kid (and still do) & had been searching for a recipe that put a new twist on the campfire dessert. These cupcakes are absolutely delicious & make the perfect ending to a summer meal. Ally's face actually lit up when I carried them in to our family cookout yesterday. Give this recipe a try!

S'mores Cupcakes
24 Chocolate Cupcakes (your favorite recipe)
Marshmallow Fluff Icing (recipe below)
Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 Hershey Bars

Marshmallow Fluff Icing
1/2-3/4 lb. (2 or 3 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 lb. (2 cups) confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. tub of marshmallow cream

Cream the butter on high until it's light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time. Add vanilla - mix until incorporated. Add Marshmallow Cream & mix until creamy. Transfer to pastry bag and pipe onto cupcakes! (You can also cut the corner off a Ziploc bag and use that instead.) Dust top with graham cracker crumbs & top with a square of Hershey's chocolate.

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