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Mini S'mores Cups

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword american, chocolate, dessert, graham crackers, marshmallow, s'mores
Servings 12 mini cups
Author Lokness

Ingredients

  • 6 marshmallows (cut into halves crosswise)
  • Chocolate pieces (cut into ½-inch pieces)

Crust:

  • 8 graham crackers
  • tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted, ½ stick)

Chocolate Ganache:

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • ounces good semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  • In a food processor, add the graham crackers and process until fine. You can also crush the crackers in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a medium bowl. Add sugar and mix to combine. Add the melted butter and mix well. Scoop enough crumbs to fill each mini muffin tin. Press the mixture firmly onto the bottom of the tins with the help of the back of a tablespoon measuring spoon. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile, work on the ganache. Set a medium heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Add heavy cream, instant coffee powder and chocolate chips into the bowl. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir for a few more times. Scoop enough ganache to fill the graham cracker cups about ¾ full.
  • Change the oven setting to broiler. Move the rack if needed (see tip 2 below).
  • Place half a marshmallow on top of each ganache cups. Transfer to the broiler and bake for 5 – 20 seconds or until the marshmallow is golden brown. DO NOT walk away. Marshmallow can get burnt in a matter of seconds.
  • Once they are out of the oven. Immediately place the chocolate pieces on top of the marshmallow and press down slightly. Let the cups cool in the pan for at least 1½ hour. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the cups and carefully remove them. Place them on mini cupcake liners. Serve at room temperature or microwave them for 4 seconds.

Notes

  1. If your oven doesn’t have broiler function, you can toast the marshmallows with a kitchen blowtorch or warm them in a 450˚F oven for a few minutes or until the outer crust of the marshmallow is slightly dried and puff.
  2. The heating element of some broilers is located at the top of the oven and some are located at the bottom of the oven. If yours is at the top of the oven, you will have to move your oven rack about 5 inches below the heating element.
  3. If your marshmallows are burnt, remove them carefully and do another round.
  4. The cups are easier to remove from muffin pan when cooled.
  5. For storage, keep the s'mores cups in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature or 7 days in the fridge.
(Chocolate ganache adapted from Ina Garden via Food Network)