Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders)

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Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (5) You don’t think anyone has noticed my obsession with dipping things in chocolate do you? It is just that everything looks so much prettier when it is coated with glossy chocolate, not to mention how much better it tastes. Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (2) This is another one of my many recipes that I couldn’t decide on a name for. It seems like I have had a lot of those recently.  Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (6) Contrary to what my 11-year-old brother said, “Just call them chocolate cupakes, duh.”, there is more to it than that. No one would ever be able to find these if I titled them chocolate cupakes. I mean, there are probably thousands upon thousands of recipes out there with that title.  Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (3) There is no graham cracker in this recipe to make it a s’mores recipe and Ding-dongs don’t have marshmallow. Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (7)  My father suggested Moon Pies but that’s not it either. They are more like cupcake marshmallow burgers or sliders. Basically, just different. I have never seen anything exactly like these. Actually, I didn’t even plan on making them.

Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (4) These are a plan B to a failed plan A. An invention of the moment that I don’t even remember creating. I had a fresh batch of marshmallows sitting around, a recipe including chocolate cupcakes that just wasn’t happening, and there is always chocolate in our pantry. All of these things somehow ended up together in one thing and then I had to figure out what it was.  Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders) (8)

I narrowed it down to 2 names and then gave up and put them both in there. It doesn’t matter what you call them, they are amazing. Things like this don’t last very long around here. Too addictive.  Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders)

Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders)

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 16 - 18

Mallow-Dongs (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cupcake Sliders)


    For Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • Marshmallows Center:
  • 1/2 recipe for homemade marshmallows cut into 1/2 inch tall, 1 1/2 inch diameter circles.
  • Chocolate Coating
  • 16 oz.(or 500g) semi-sweet dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Beat butter, oil, and sugar together in a medium bowl. Add eggs followed by all other ingredients and stir until well mixed. Grease 2 standard 12-cup cupcake pans with oil and Spoon batter into cups until they are about 3/4 full (you will most likely have a few empty cups). Bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes then remove from pans to cooling rack.
  2. While cupcakes are cooling, line a large tray (Not too large. It needs to fit in your freezer.) with parchment. As soon as the cupcakes are cool enough to handle (The warmer the better because the heat of the cupcake melts the marshmallow enough to stick to it.), Cut them in half like a sandwich bun and place marshmallows in the centers and place. When they are completely cool, about 15 minutes, place tray in freezer for about 30 minutes to get them cold.
  3. While cupcakes are in freezer start melting chocolate and 2 tablespoons of butter in a double-boiler and. Dip each cupcake in chocolate, flip, and use a spatula to coat all sides. Lift out with a fork and place back on tray. Repeat until all cupcakes are coated. Allow chocolate to set before serving.


If you don't have the time and equipment to make homemade marshmallows you can use store bought. Cut 8-9 regular-sized marshmallows in half and smash down with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand.

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