Campfire Cupcakes

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55 min


55 min


24 cupcakes

Campfire Cupcakes

Roberto Caruso

No fire-safety badge required for these scrumptious cupcakes—simply rub two pretzel sticks together and watch sparks fly!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 170-g pkg dark chocolate , melted
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup 10% cream
  • 24 chocolate cupcakes
  • 12 small red gumdrops
  • 12 small orange gumdrops
  • 12 small yellow gumdrops
  • 1 tbsp chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 24 whole pretzel sticks
  • 48 mini marshmallows


  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in chocolate until blended. Gradually beat in icing sugar and then cream until fluffy.
  • Frost cupcakes with icing.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out gumdrops between 2 sheets of wax paper until thin and flat. Using clean kitchen scissors, cut each piece of flattened gumdrop into varying triangular shapes.
  • Pile a few halved pretzel sticks in centre of 1 cupcake for logs. Arrange red, orange and yellow gumdrop triangles around pretzel shapes to make the fire. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
  • Pour chocolate cookie crumbs on a small plate. Push 1 whole pretzel stick through 2 marshmallows. Gently dampen edges of marshmallows with water, then dip into crumbs to make them look toasted. Repeat with remaining pretzels and marshmallows, placing one on each cupcake.

Nutrition (per cupcake)

  • Calories
  • 329,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g,
  • Fat
  • 18 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 315 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE.

Photo: Roberto Caruso