S’more Cheesecakes

Next time you’re craving S’mores, try making these individual S’more Cheesecakes! Mini cheesecakes are easy to serve with all the flavor of S’more. No campfire needed!

S'mores Cheesecakes: individual cheesecakes topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and Hersheys!

Why this Recipe Works

Baking cheesecake is something I love to do. Although, I try not to do it very often. I tend to eat more than my share whenever it’s around. What can I say? Cheesecake leaves me weak in the knees!

Today’s recipe is perfect when you’re looking for that delicious S’mores flavor. With a graham cracker crust, marshmallow frosting, and chocolate cheesecake filling, you get the taste of the classic campfire treat without the camping or the fire.

The chocolate ganache was just an added bonus. You need that melty-gooey chocolate when eating a s’more!

Of course, I put an extra piece of Hershey’s chocolate on top. You know. For garnish purposes.

S'mores Cheesecakes: individual cheesecakes topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and Hersheys!

If you’re looking for a treat to bring to your next potluck, these cheesecakes are the answer! Made with muffin liners, S’Mores Cheesecakes come out of the oven ready to serve and share.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cocoa powder – Use unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder for best flavor!
  • Milk chocolate morsels – You can swap the milk chocolate for semi-sweet, however the milk gives it a more authentic s’mores flavor.
  • Marshmallow fluff – Sometimes called “marshmallow cream”, you’ll use this in the light and fluffy frosting.
  • Chocolate bars – I like Hershey’s bars, both for tradition’s sake and because it’s easy to break them into squares for garnishing the S’mores cheesecakes.
  • Graham crackers – Or you can buy ready made graham cracker crumbs to make the crusts.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make the graham cracker crust

Pulse the graham crackers in a food processor to make crumbs, then add in the sugar and melted butter. Put a spoonful of crust into the bottom of each muffin cup and press with the bottom of a glass or a tart shaper.

STEP 2. Make cheesecake filling

Beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla, then add eggs and cocoa powder and mix well. Scoop filling into the muffin liners and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let them cool on a wire rack while you make the chocolate ganache and frosting.

STEP 3. Assemble

Top each cheesecake with ganache frosting and marshmallow frosting. Garnish with a Hershey’s chocolate square and enjoy!

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

This two ingredient chocolate ganache is a cinch to make!

Microwave the heavy cream for about 1 minute. Stir in the chocolate morsels, heat an additional minute and stir until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.

Top each cooled S’mores Cheesecake with a couple of spoonfuls of ganache.

For the marshmallow frosting, beat the butter with an electric mixer until it turns pale. Add the powdered sugar, milk and marshmallow fluff and continue beating until the frosting is fluffy.

Pipe the marshmallow frosting over the chocolate ganache. Garnish with a Hershey’s chocolate square and serve!

These taste best once they’ve been refrigerated for at least 2 hours. Store in the fridge until ready to serve!

S'mores Cheesecakes: individual cheesecakes topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and Hersheys!

Recipe FAQ

How long will these cheesecakes keep?

The individual cheesecakes will stay good for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Can I make this with low fat cream cheese?

Yes, but I prefer the flavor and consistency of full fat cream cheese! If you’re making cheesecake you might as well go all the way, right?

How many cheesecakes does this make?

The recipe should make enough filling and crust for at least 20 cheesecakes. The recipe doubles well to feed a crowd, too!

Can I use a different kind of chocolate in this recipe?

Yes. While, Hershey is the traditional chocolate for S’more, other milk chocolate bars are delicious in this recipe too. Dove chocolate squares would be a great choice!

s'more cupcakes

Perfect chocolate cheesecakes made in individual portions! This S’mores Cheesecake recipe is guarantee to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Yield: 24

S'more Cheesecakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes

Next time you are craving S'mores, try making these individual S'more Cheesecakes! All the flavor of a S'mores with no campfire needed!

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 9 honey graham crackers (whole)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

FOR THE CHEESECAKE:

  • 2 pkg (8oz) PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder

FOR THE GANACHE:

  • 2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup heavy cream

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream (Fluff)
  • 2 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 chocolate bars (1.55oz each, Hersheys)

Instructions

    1. In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs. Pulse in sugar. Using a fork, mix in the melted butter. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of crust into the bottom of 20-24 paper lined muffin cups. Press into bottom of paper liner using a tart shaper or bottom of a cup. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on high for about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until fully incorporated. Beat in the cocoa powder. Spoon filling (about 2 Tbsp scoop) into muffin cups until ⅔ full. Bake cheesecakes in a 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
    3. When cooled, begin ganache and frosting. In a glass bowl, add heavy cream and microwave one minute, until warmed. Add chocolate, heat an additional 60 seconds. Whisk smooth.
    4. Spoon about 1-2 Tbsp of ganache over each cooled cheesecake.
    5. For the frosting, beat butter for 2 minutes, until pale in color. Beat in a marshmallow, sugar and milk for an additional 3-4 minutes, until fluffy. Pipe onto top of cheesecakes (above the ganache. Top each dessert with a piece of chocolate bar. Refrigerate for at least two hours for best flavor.
    6. Store in refrigerator for 3 days. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on August 7, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love these! Definitely going to make some the next time I’m in the mood for s’mores.

  2. I am thinking about doing these for my wedding. If I were to make the cheesecake and bake them ahead of time, would I be able to freeze them? I will decorate them a day before the wedding, but I don’t want to have to bake them as well. Do you know if they will still taste the same and how long I could keep them in the freezer?

    1. You can. Just make sure they are completely airtight so no frost gets on them! I try not to freeze my cheesecakes for more than 1-2 weeks.

  3. I need these done in less than four hours, does freezing them work instead of keeping them in the fridge for three days work?

    1. These are ready in about an hour and a half. The Three days in fridge is how long you can store after baking. ENJOY.

  4. Is it necessary to refrigerate for three days? I need these done by like seven or so, does freezing it until then work?

  5. These do not just look good but taste good too!!! I made these on a whim to take with me to a friend’s house. They received rave reviews from the kids and the adults. DELICIOUS!

  6. Oh my these look tasty!! I’m a fan of s’mores anything and paired with cheesecake is such a great idea!

  7. These cupcakes are amazing! They look so fudgy and delicious. I love how you did ganache + buttercream. <3 awesome. 🙂

  8. This is really awesome combo, cheesecake,cupcakes and S’more, all in one.I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  9. “the next time you are craving s’mores…” <– every. day. 🙂 These look awesome Aimee!

  10. Smores are a classic summer goodie! And I adore cheesecakes. Lovely presentation as always. 🙂

  11. Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert and I’m always looking to try different kinds. This one just made the list! 😀

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