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Jul272010

Chocolate S’mores Muffins

As it so often happens, my kids wanted a snack.  Same with all kids, isn’t it?  They’re all about the snacks!  I didn't really have anything they wanted, so it must have been time to hit the grocery store when I made these. 

Chocolate S'mores Muffins

Let’s take a trip through the pantry, shall we?  Hmmm…besides all of the regulars (flour, sugar, baking stuff, cooking staples, etc.), I managed to scrounge up a small amount of mini marshmallows, a few lonely graham crackers, and big bonus--two Hershey bars! 

How in the heck had all four of my four kids missed the chocolate bars?   I must have hidden them really well!  I should work in witness protection or something where you have to be ridiculously good at hiding things that people really want.  “What?  You witnessed a major crime and need to go into hiding?   Let’s put you up on the top shelf in the pantry behind the grown up cereal.  No one will ever check there.  It’s true!”  Ha!

These are super easy to make.  It’s the usual method--stir the dry, whisk the wet, add the two together.  I toss the extras (marshmallows, chocolate, and grahams) into the dry ingredients just to make sure everything’s coated and not stuck together when they hit the wet ingredients. 

I decided to make the muffins themselves chocolate.  Chocolate overload paired with the Hershey bars?  No way!   There’s never too much chocolate in any one thing.  Ever.  They’re not sweet at all, either--just right!  You get hits of the milk chocolate, the pieces of graham cracker (which you want to be able to see, so don’t pulverize them, ok?), and the sweet, little bursts of marshmallows.  Which,  by the way, are the reason you don’t want to leave these to sit in the muffin tin for too long.  If there are any melty mallows on the edges of the muffins,  they’ll hang on to that pan for dear life once they’re completely cool.

Chocolate S'mores Muffins
makes 12

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 (1.55 oz) Hershey milk chocolate bars, broken into chunks
3 whole graham crackers, broken into chunks, but not too small
2 eggs
1 cup milk
6 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
In a medium bowl, stir all of the dry ingredients together (flour though brown sugar).
Gently fold in the marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and graham cracker pieces.

In a smaller bowl, whisk all of the wet ingredients (eggs through vanilla).
Stir the wet mixture into the dry, and gently fold till everything is incorporated.
Divide mixture between the 12 muffin cups, and bake for about 17-18 minutes.
Do the toothpick test.  Should be clean.
After baking, cool on a rack for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges, remove the muffins from the pan, and continue cooling on the rack.

YOU MUST remove them from the pan after the 5 minutes or so, or they'll want to stay in the pan forevaaah!
Trust me.

The verdict:

  • The kids (and grown-ups) loved these!  They’re a quick snack that incorporates the elements of a S’more without the sticky mess. 
  • They’re not too sweet, believe it or not!  The cocoa in the batter adds the chocolate without the sweetness. 
  • These make me want to bake with milk chocolate more often, which is something I rarely do.
  • All in all, a nice little tasty snack that comes together very quickly.  

Chocolate S'mores Muffins

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Reader Comments (27)

My goodness, Elle! These are tempting! One just can't go wrong with chocolate and marshmallows - yum!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Scarpin

Thank you!

July 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterElle

I need these! S'mores is one of my favorite 'flavors.' They look scrumptious.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

Thank you, Jessica!

July 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterElle

HOLY MOLY! This is the best idea EVER! This would be a fun thing to pack up for an overnight camping trip... not that I camp often... or ever. But I would bring these!

wow....I want one right now! These sounds so tasty.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

You can enjoy the best part of a campfire now indoors where it is air conditioned!

Brian--oh my gosh, that cracked me up! I don't camp, either--ever.

Thanks for stopping by!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Noelle and Jane--thank you so much!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

That does sound like a great flavor & a lot neater to eat than a real s'more

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Thanks, Kathy!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

chocolate left hiding or sitting in the house? are you kidding me? that just cannot happen here. i seriously do eat it all. i have to buy chocolate the day i bake with it. same with potato chips--god i love those.
i haven't made choco muffins since the last snow. I haven't turned on the oven in 3 weeks. I'm kinda looking forward to fall you know?

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanillasugar

Hey Dawn! I'm amazed, but yes--I do have some self control when it comes to chocolate, hehe. And the fall? Totally looking forward to it!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Think you're good? Last week I found a bag of Hershey Kisses leftover from Halloween! Unopened! Score!

I love this recipe & am bookmarking it. This will make an awesome addition to the next charity bakesale and... um... s'more. Heeheehee!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRJ Flamingo

These look just yummy!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLora

my history with traditional smores involves lots of sticky shirts and messy faces. this is just as delicious and SO much more manageable!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergrace

Such a fun idea! My kids (and I) will be all over these.
Thanks!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren@Mignardise

S'mores in a muffin........who knew???????? YOU KNEW! What a genius idea, Elle. These look fabulous-I need to try them soon.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

OMGosh, the line about your witness protection skills and the chocolate hiding behind the adult cereal really, honestly and truly made me laugh out loud. Hilarious! Your recipe looks delish too!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

Holy crap, I want those. I'll have to show this post to my girlfriend, she won't let up until I make them. Heh.

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob

As much as I love chocolate, I have never had a chocolate muffin, or any sort of chocolate bread, but these sound very good! I'll have to give them a try (I know one of my sons that would LOVE them!)

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy @ The Sugar Queen

Looks GREAT!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicky @ eat live spin

Oh, man! These look so good! I was just looking through my cupboards this morning actually and came across some marshmallows. So guess what? Now I need to go see if I have any chocolate. LOL! I'm off! Thanx a bunch for the recipe!!

August 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVera

I've got everything BUT the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolates...doggone you! This past week has been s'more fest it seems so I better get myself to the store and join the party.

Look and sound divine; nothing takes me back to childhood and camping with the Girl Scouts as quickly as the word s'mores. Nice reminder; thanks Elle.

August 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara @ VinoLuciStyle

Really wishing I had these muffins with my coffee this morning :)

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarla

These look amazing! I love the idea of having s'mores in muffin form - genius!

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Scarpin

These are a brillant idea. Now i dont have to go camping to enjoy smores.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercody grenseman

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