S’mores Cookie Cups

What screams summer more than s’mores !?!  I honestly don’t think anything.  I am welcoming summer with open arms with these S’mores Cookie Cups.  They are such a fun way to enjoy the s’mores flavors and elements, but in a completely different form.  They have a chewy graham cracker cookie outside and a gooey-marshmallow-melty-chocolate inside.  Literally heaven.  Plus they have a few better-for-you swaps when it comes to ingredients, so I would classify them as healthyish.  I’m not going to go as far as to call them healthy because of the above mentioned graham cracker, marshmallows, and chocolate … but you know they could definitely be worse for you!!

s'mores cookies cups on a white background

What you need for these S’mores Cookie Cups!

  • graham crackers
  • mini marshmallow
  • chocolate chips
  • almond butter
  • egg
  • applesauce
  • pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • salt

Let’s start with the cookies themselves! The base of them is almond butter. I love to use various nut butters as the base of many of my treats, especially cookies. I chose almond butter for this recipe because of its neutral flavor and I think it worked perfectly. Cashew butter also has a neutral flavor that would probably work second best. I would not recommend peanut butter because it will leave your s’mores cookie cups tasting like peanuts! 

two cookies cups

The cookies are sweetened with pure maple syrup and get some flavor from the vanilla extract and of course salt.  But the real flavor comes from the graham crackers!  Crushed graham crackers completely replace flour in these cookies and make for such a tasty treat.  The crackers work so perfectly for the whole s’mores vibe and helped make the cookies deliciously chewy!  To crush the graham crackers you could use a food processor or just smash them by hand.  I chose by hand because I made these in the morning and didn’t want  to wake my whole house up!  I put about a sleeve of crackers in a plastic bag and then hit the bag with a spoon until they were super crushed. 

a s'mores cookie cup

Then of course comes the chocolate and marshmallows!  I used these dairy free chocolate chips but totally use any kind of chocolate you have on hand or whatever is your favorite.  I also used mini marshmallows, but if you have the regular sized ones you could easily just chop those up.  When these cookie cups are broiled the marshmallows get all toasty and the chocolate gets all melty and it is insanely good.  Like I don’t know how else I could describe it.

a s'mores cookie cup being pulled apart with gooey marshmallow

How to make these S’mores Cookie Cups!

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush the graham crackers. You can use a food processor but I smashed them in a plastic bag with a spoon!
  3. Combine the almond butter, egg, applesauce, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth.
  4. Combine the crushed graham crackers, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fridge and roll the dough into decently big balls, I would say approximately 1 1/2 tbsp sized scoops. There should be 10.
  8. Flatten the balls into greased muffin tins with you fingers. Make sure the tin is greased well!
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. As soon as the cookies are taken out of the oven, flatten the center of each to form cookie cups. I found that using my fingers worked best, but it was definitely a little hot so be careful!
  11. Then distribute the chocolate chips and marshmallows into each of the cookie cups
  12. Put the cookie cups back into the oven and broil on high for 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies because they could burn quickly, you just want the chocolate melted and the marshmallows toasted!
  13. Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!
a hand holding one of the cookie cups with a bite taken out

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a stack of two s'more cookie cups
cookie cups on a white background
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S’mores Cookie Cups

These S’mores Cookie Cups are the perfect fun summer treat!  They are deliciously chewy graham cracker cookies filled with gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate.  They are also made with a few better-for-you ingredient swaps. A total crowd pleaser!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Cookie Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (runny!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush the graham crackers. You can use a food processor but I smashed them in a plastic bag with a spoon!
  3. Combine the almond butter, egg, applesauce, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth.
  4. Combine the crushed graham crackers, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fridge and roll the dough into decently big balls, I would say approximately 1 1/2 tbsp sized scoops. There should be 10.
  8. Flatten the balls into greased muffin tins with you fingers. Make sure the tin is greased well!
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. As soon as the cookies are taken out of the oven, flatten the center to form cookie cups. I found that using my fingers worked best, but it was definitely a little hot so be careful!
  11. Then distribute the chocolate chips and marshmallows into each of the cookie cups
  12. Put the cookie cups back into the oven and broil on high for 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies because they could burn quickly, you just want the chocolate melted and the marshmallows toasted!
  13. Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Keywords: cookie cups, cookies, healthier cookies, smores, marshmallow, chocolate, graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies

6 Comments

  1. So delicious cookies

  2. I was skeptical how the cookies would turn out because when I placed them in the muffin tin the dough was very wet/oily. However after the 10 minutes baking they rose and firmed up like a regular cookie. During the broiler stage, I moved my oven rack up slightly closer to the broiler to get the marshmallows browned on top. They made my kitchen smell amazing. And tasted equally amazing warm out of the oven with a glass of milk.

    • Kayla Berman

      Hi Heidi!! I am so glad you enjoyed. You’re making me want to make another batch so my kitchen can smell amazing too!

  3. Amelia Davis

    What could you use in place of applesauce if you don’t have any??

    • Kayla Berman

      I know that mashed banana can typically be used in place of applesauce in a recipe, but because the recipe calls for such a small amount I don’t think this would make sense! I would honestly just leave it out, if the dough needs more moisture maybe add a splash of almond milk. Let me know how it goes!! 🙂

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