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S'more Meringue Cups

These little S'mores Meringue Cups are an updated and sophisticated version of the classic campfire s'more!
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Prep Time: 22 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • mini cupcake pan
  • hand mixer and/or stnad mixer
  • kitchen torch (or oven broiler)
  • piping bag and piping tip

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Cookie Cups

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use 1/2 teaspoon if using unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 Hershey kisses

Meringue Topping

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Graham Cracker Cookie Cups

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare the mini cupcake pan with non-stick spray.
    mini cupcake pan with non-stick spray
  • Place the graham crackers in a plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin or something heavy (you can use a food processor to do this, just make sure you don't pulverize the crackers into dust). Put the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl and mix together completely.
    dry ingredients for graham cracker cups
  • Place the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl and cream together with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes (you can also do this in your stand mixer). Add the egg and vanilla and fully combine.
    brown sugar, sugar and butter in a bowl
  • Pour the dry ingredients in with the butter mixture and blend together at low speed until combined. The mixture will be very crumbly at this point, that is what you want.
    graham cracker dough for s'more cups
  • Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Place the ball into the mini cupcake pan and press down lightly to pack it in. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it onto a cooling rack.
    graham cracker dough in a mini cupcake pan
  • Immediately after baking, take a rounded spoon (my measuring spoon worked great) and make a small well in each of the warm cookie cups.
    graham cracker cups with a spoon making a hole
  • Place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each cup and allow the cups to cool. The chocolate will become soft from the heat.
    graham cracker sup with a chocolate kiss in the middle

Meringue Topping

  • While the cups are cooling, make the meringue. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a metal or glass bowl if using a hand mixer), add the egg whites and sugar and whisk together. Place the bowl over a pan with boiling water, but make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water, creating a double boiler effect. Whisk the egg whites and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. This only takes a few minutes.
    egg whites and sugar over a double broiler
  • Carefully remove the bowl from the heat and place it in the mixer stand. Whisk on low speed until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and vanilla and increase the speed to medium-high. Whisk just until you have nice stiff peaks and the meringue is glossy. This takes about 7-8 minutes.
    stiff peaks in meringue
  • Gently scoop the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a pipping tip. Pipe the meringue on top of the chocolate in each cup.
    graham cracker cups with chocolate and meringue on top
  • Using your kitchen torch, slowly and carefully brown the meringue all over until you get your desired browning. If you do not have a kitchen torch, you can also place the pan back in the oven under the broiler. Just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
    smores cups in a cupcake pan

Notes

  • If you don't want to make a meringue, you can place a large marshmallow on top of the chocolate in each cup and broil it in the oven.
  • Always read and follow the safety instruction for your kitchen torch. 

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.