Mint Kissed Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Soft and dreamy hot chocolate cupcakes topped with marshmallows and filled with melted Heshey’s Mint Kiss centers. A kid-friendly, easy cupcake recipe!

I had so much fun creating this hot chocolate cupcake 🙂  Hot chocolate is the best during the winter so why not add it to your cupcakes?! Talk about a dreamy, soft chocolate cupcake with a surprise mint truffle-kissed center. These are truly to die for….can’t wait for you guys to give these a try. Can you practically taste the toasted marshmallows on top? Mmmm!

Have fun whipping these up with your family. They’ll be a huge hit 🙂  Happy baking!

Here’s your line up!

Feel free to use any brand of hot chocolate mix, even your own recipe is A-OK 🙂

Make a small cup of hot chocolate for the cupcake batter. Just warm milk, not hot!

Pour in!

This is some good batter 🙂

Fill your cupcake liners up….

Break out your mint kisses or even the candy cane ones work 🙂


Press a kiss in centers of cupcakes and time to bake.


Top with marshmallows and bake some more.

Until they look like this 🙂

Stick a trimmed straw inside for a little decoration and time to EAT!

Hot chocolate cupcakes in a mug

Mint Kissed Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

These dreamy hot chocolate cupcakes are topped with marshmallows and filled with melted Heshey's Mint Kiss centers. A kid-friendly, easy cupcake recipe!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup warm milk mixed with 1 packet hot chocolate mix
  • 24 mint truffle kisses (or the Candy Cane ones work great too)
  • 3-4 cups mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Place cake mix,  eggs, oil, pudding mix, sour cream and mixed hot chocolate into a stand mixer on medium speed. Mix until well combined, about 1 1/2 minutes. 
  • Scoop into 24 paper lined muffin tins about 3/4 full. Place a mint truffle kiss into center of each cupcake pressing to bottom.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, remove and top with marshmallow. 
  • Return back to oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and just starting to brown. 
  • Remove and let cool. You can place a cut straw into each cupcake if desired to decorate.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: chocolate cupcake recipe, chocolate cupcakes, easy dessert recipes, quick dessert recipes


Hope you enjoy! Have a great rest of your week!!

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69 Responses
  1. Amy at TheSceneFromMe

    These are some of the cutest lil cupcakes ever. And I love hot chocolate with marshmallows on top. Yummy!

  2. Vanessa

    How on earth do you come up with these recipes?! Everytime I read your blog I print off the recipes. I love them! I drool when I read them! Then have to go to the store to get the ingredients. Thanks for such wonderful ideas. This one will be so much fun to do!

  3. Kacey

    I made these today for my kids teacher gifts, and filled the bottom of the mugs with treats to help hold the cupcake up.(and a side note is…my mallows were a tiny bit stale but they still worked, and they held their shape perfectly so they just look toasted) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! They are amazing!

  4. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

    How cute!!! I just got a bunch a mint kisses as a gift and now I know what to do with them :).

  5. Amanda

    Jenny, these are so brilliant! Love the toasted marshmallows on top. Can’t wait to try these! 🙂

  6. Rachel

    WOW! I am not sure I’d like the mint though so I might try a different ‘kiss’. I do know some who would though, and I am forwarding them this link 🙂 You are so creative!!!! ((LOVE!))

  7. Chelsey (Cookteen)

    Those look amazing!!!! I love hot chocolate!

    with love and cupcakes,

  8. Deborah

    YUM!! I’m afraid if I open up my bag of cookies, I’ll just eat them all! But these look like the perfect way to bake with them.

  9. Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes

    These are absolutely adorable!

    I can’t wait to try these for my next holiday party.


  10. Lori Allberry

    Jenny – I don’t know how you do it – but every recipe knocks my socks off! You are amazing! I will be making this for my party next week!


  11. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Jenny, this is the greatest idea & so festive too!! Love the mint kisses in the center. The straw is adorable 🙂 XO

  12. Liz

    Oh my gosh – a cupcake on top of a cup of hot cocoa – every child (and adult’s) winter dream!

  13. chris @nestlefoodie

    Jenny – these just look AMAZING! I am absolutely making…but with Nestle hot cocoa and dark chocolate/mint morsels. 🙂 Your photography is always so appetizing…you do great work! Happy holidays to you and family!

  14. Eve

    These look delicious. I have a student with a birthday before we go into Christmas break next week, I think I will make these for her treat. I am sure the extras will be devoured in the teacher’s loung if my husband does not get to them before hand.

  15. Lew (

    Wow.. So you said you had fun making them, but how much fun did you have eating them? That is always something I enjoy trying them after creating something cool like these. Have a great day

  16. Suzy

    Yum! I’m so glad I can always count on you to post recipes for stuff that I’ll likely already have…and mint truffle kisses..I totally have them! 🙂 Thanks!!

  17. Shana

    This looks fun! Jenny I have so much fun with your recipes. I need to eat gluten free and most of your recipes I am able to convert. This will be another one to try YEAH!

  18. Estela @ Weekly Bite

    You amaze me with your creativity! These are perfect for kids of all ages 🙂

  19. Heather

    These look yummy! Did you use a mini-muffin pan or a regular one? I just ask because my regular pan is only 12 and your picture is a 24 count pan. Thanks!!!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Heather, I used a regular size muffin pan 🙂 I have a very LARGE regular size muffin pan that I got from William Sonoma, use it all the time 🙂

  20. Sanjeeta kk

    INNOVATION at its best 🙂 Can you please turn that tempting straw, want to have a sip…Simply awesome. Love it.

  21. Raymund

    Wow, wow, wow. This is brilliant, one of the most creative recipes I ever encountered. I definitely would try this one out!

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