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Peanut Butter S’mores Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix I prefer Pillsbury
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 3/4 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache:

  • 1/2 C. peanut butter creamy
  • 1 C. chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Frosting:

  • 1 C. butter
  • 2/3 C. peanut butter creamy
  • 1/3 C. crushed graham crackers
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk more if needed
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar more if needed

Melted Chocolate, graham cracker pieces and 24 large marshmallows

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl and add eggs, oil, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache: Place peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl and heat until melted. Stir until smooth. (I usually heat for 1 minute and then 30 second increments and stir between each time.)
  6. 6. Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add crushed graham crackers (I crush my crackers down and then sift them so that I only use the finest crumbs so that I don't get any clogs when I try to pipe the frosting. I's use the larger pieces to top the cupcakes at the end). Add vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp. of milk and beat. Slowly add in 2 C. of powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. more of milk. Continue to add more powdered sugar and milk until you reach your desired consistency. If it becomes thick like cookie dough, add in more milk!
  7. 7. To assemble: Dip the tops of your cooled cupcakes into your ganache and let set. Then pipe on your frosting and top with melted chocolate, graham cracker pieces and toasted marshmallows. I toasted my marshmallows in the oven on a cookie sheet on BROIL. Watch the oven carefully because marshmallows can quickly burn.