These S'mores Cookie Cups have a buttery graham cracker bottom topped with a marshmallow and a piece of Hershey milk chocolate bar on top!
An easy oven-baked treat that allows you to enjoy a childhood favorite dessert without standing outside around a campfire; which makes them perfect all year long!
Check out all the other easy cookie recipes for more delicious ideas and treats to bake for your family!
Just like my recipe for Air Fryer S'mores, you can skip the campfire and enjoy this delicious summery treat all year long by baking them in the oven!
Now, here's a little secret...can you believe I didn't have my first s'more until I moved to Pennsylvania 20 years ago? There weren't too many opportunities for campfires growing up in Queens, NY!
And now I'm sharing with you this incredible recipe for S'mores Cookie Cups which tastes just like you're sitting in front of a campfire enjoying that delicious treat.
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Kit Kat S'mores
Kit Kats make a delicious addition to s'mores! They add a crunchy, creamy texture and a chocolatey flavor that everyone loves.
The next time you're enjoying a backyard campfire, replace the traditional chocolate candy bar with a Kit Kat Bar by breaking up the pieces and layer them in between the roasted marshmallows and graham crackers.
You could even use Kit Kat Candy Bars for this recipe if you wanted to!
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This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Make the Graham Cracker Crumb Layer
- Combine the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter.
- Place 1 tablespoon of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a cupcake pan that has been lined with paper cupcake liners.
Step 2 | Baking Instructions
- Press the crumbs into the pan to make little cups - you can use your fingers or the back of a spoon. You can also use a Pastry Dough Tart Tamper.
- Bake at 350 for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned.
Step 3 | Add the Chocolate Candy Bars and Marshmallows
- Use kitchen scissors to cut the marshmallows in half. Cut them in half the short way, so you get 2 pieces of marshmallows in a circle shape.
- Return the tray back to the oven for a few more minutes or until the marshmallows are softened and just beginning to melt.
- Remove pans from oven to cooling rack.
- Break up the chocolate candy bar and add a piece to the top of each graham cracker cookie crust.
- Allow the cookie cups to cool for 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove cups from pan.
- Cool completely before serving.
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💡 Substitutions and Variations
You can definitely swap out the traditional Hershey chocolate candy bar and use another favorite such as any of the following:
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - you can use either the mini or regular size candies.
- Chocolate Kisses - maybe even chocolate kisses with nuts!
- Bite-sized Candy Bars - there are so many now that it might be hard to choose. Definitely try Snickers or Kit Kat to start.
- You could even try replacing the candy bars completely and use hazelnut spread or maybe even peanut butter!
- Make sure you allow the cookies to cool completely.
- Then place the cookies in an airtight container.
- Place layers of parchment paper in between if you have to stack the cookies. Otherwise the marshmallows might stick to the bottom of the cookie laying on top of them.
- Store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- I would not freeze these cookies.
- The baked marshmallows will not have the same flavor and texture once they have been frozen.
➡️Top Recipe Tip
- Don't forget to cut the marshmallows in half the short way so you end up with two circular pieces of marshmallows.
- You could also use a knife to cut them in half. Spray the knife with cooking spray so the marshmallow doesn't stick.
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You can use a variety of items in place of graham crackers when making s'mores. Traditional substitutes include sugar cookies, vanilla wafers, or shortbread cookies. You could also use animal crackers, Teddy Graham crackers and even Nutter Butter Cookies.
Try substituting a Reese's Peanut Butter cup in place of a milk chocolate candy bar the next time you're making s'mores. Chocolate candy bars are a great addition to s'mores. You can also get creative and use other types of candy, such as Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, and Kit Kats!
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- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter; melted
- 2 Hershey Chocolate Bars; divided into 24 pieces
- 12 large marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and melted butter.
- Spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray.
- Divide the graham cracker crumb mixture evenly between the 24 cup mini muffin pan. Press the crumbs down and up the sides of each cup to form little cups. You can use your fingers, a pastry dough tart tamper or the back of a spoon.
- Bake the graham cracker crusts in a preheated 350°F degree oven for about 4 minutes or until the crusts are golden brown.
- Cut each marshmallow in half so you now have 24 round marshmallows. Place one marshmallow on top of each graham cracker cup; cut side down.
- Set the oven to broil and return the muffin pan under the broiler for about 1 to 2 minutes or just until the marshmallows are slightly softened and lightly browned. Watch the tray closely as marshmallows can burn fast.
- Remove the muffin pan from the oven and top each marshmallow with one piece of the chocolate bar.
- Allow the cookie cups to cool for about 15 minutes before using a butter knife to gently lift them out of the pan.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2012 with new information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!