S’more Brownie Cupcakes

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

Camp starts next week. Thanks be to all the powers above. I’m totally destroyed.

Listen, I love being a mom. But part-time mommyhood is kind of my thing. I need to be elsewhere during the day to fully appreciate all of the stuff my kids pull, like covering the walls in sidewalk chalk or leaving raisins all over the house like animal droppings. I wish I were strong enough to handle them 24/7, but I’m just not.

Summer is a great wake-up call for me about my job and why I love it. I get to be an at-home mom for two months while not teaching, and then I can fully appreciate being with my kids all day. But man, is it ever the most exhausting job in the world. That’s why we need cupcakes!

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

This morning, my son’s buddy came over to visit. My girls were being bratty little sisters, destroying their brother’s Lego police station and screaming over the Frozen CD so that nobody could hear the millionth rendition of “Let it Go.” More on that another time, or I may never stop ranting.

Anyway. I needed to think of an easy baking project, and fast. These s’more brownie cupcakes were it!

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

You see, a week ago I saw these refrigerated Pillsbury s’more cookies in the grocery store. I was all over them faster than a baby boy can pee on a parent changing his diaper.

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

In the refrigerator the cookies went, a happy idea for another day. Until today. There are nine cookies in the package and I wanted to get maximum mileage out of them, so what better than to make them into cupcakes?

My favorite brownie base went underneath, which I baked for ten minutes to give the bottom a head start. Then my daughters carefully put the cookies on top and we baked them until they were golden and perfect. Talk about easy! Bear in mind that there are only nine cookies in a package, so unless you want to buy more cookies, you’ll have leftover brownie batter. I used mine in an upcoming recipe. Stay tuned!

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

And while the cookies do come with a drizzle packet, it wasn’t quite enough for our project. So we took some hot fudge, used a small star tip, and drizzled on some designs. Because we’re fancy like that.

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

The best part was biting into the cupcake and having that gooey marshmallow just spill out over the brownie and straight into my mouth. I thought I was going to moan out loud. Maybe I did? The girls were certainly making happy noises.

S'more Brownie Cupcakes

And with our chocolate high, yet another day of no camp passed without too much incident. Believe me, after mini golfing in the afternoon heat I was pretty bushed, but you know, this mom thing is fun!

When can I go back to work?



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 package Pillsbury s’mores refrigerated cookie dough (limited edition)
  • hot fudge (optional)



Preheat the oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with nine cupcake liners and coat lightly with cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined.

Fill each cupcake liner halfway with brownie batter. Reserve the rest. I’ll be sharing what to do with it in the coming week!

Bake the brownie batter for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and top lightly with a s’mores cookie for each cupcake. Return to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are golden on top.

Cool the cupcakes completely. If desired, pipe hot fudge onto the top of the cupcakes in any pattern you choose.

Store at room temperature for up to one week!


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

    I totally relate! After one week at home with the kids full time, I realize that yes, I do enjoy going to work some days. A little of both worlds is the best balance! These s’more brownie cupcakes look like the perfect afternoon treat to get us through the rest of our day!

    1. Mir

      Yep, it’s hard to find that balance, especially because teachers have to be on all the time. But a change of pace is great!

  2. Mary Frances

    I agree, after watching my mom, I’ve realized I would need a whole tray of cupcakes for all the patience needed! Love the smores addition to these. The chocolate and fudge levels are pretty amazing!

    1. Mir

      I wish I were more patient! Oh well, work in progress. Thanks, Mary Frances!

  3. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext.com

    Wow, these cupcakes look amazing! Never tried s’mores before- definitely need to now!

    1. Mir

      Wow, you really do! S’mores will change your life!

  4. Ami@naivecookcooks

    Whoa these look so delicious..my mouth is watering!!

    1. Mir

      Thanks so much!

  5. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Haha, this post made me laugh! Being a full time mom has definitely been cray-cray over the years, but so,show I’ve managed to survive! Maybe with all of the sugar I stuff my face with daily?! 😉 Love these cupcakes so much!

    1. Mir

      I know that’s how I survive! If not for the sugar I’d probably have turned to the drink by now! Thanks, Jocelyn!

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