I had to come up with a quick treat for the monthly girls get together and baby play date I hosted a few days ago. And since I’ve been on a bit of a marshmallow kick lately, I thought it’d be fun to whip up a festive batch using some pureed pumpkin and a pumpkin spice blend. I’ve never made this exact recipe before so I wasn’t really sure how they’d turn out but ended up being pleasantly surprised. The pumpkin and spice not only add a hint of warmth, but a touch of color which is perfect for the Fall season. These would be a yummy addition to your Halloween dessert menu.
Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Marshmallows
3/4 cup water divided
3 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup puréed organic pumpkin
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice blend
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with plastic wrap that’s sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spray additional piece of plastic wrap to cover the top and set aside.
Place 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of an electric mixer and add gelatin to water to soak.
While gelatin is soaking add 1/4 cup water, and white sugar to sauce pan. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add in puréed pumpkin stirring until completely dissolved.
Pour hot sugar and pumpkin mixture into gelatin and beat on high using a whisk attachment. Beat for 12 minutes until mix is fluffy and forms stiff peaks. Add in vanilla extract & pumpkin spice blend and mix until combined.
Pour mixture into baking dish using a greased spatula to smooth top. Cover marshmallow mixture with remaining prepared plastic wrap, pressing down lightly to seal.
Allow to rest for 4 hours, or overnight.
When marshmallows have set, mix together cornstarch and powdered sugar in a dish. Using greased scissors, a knife, or cookie cutter, cut the marshmallows dredging lightly in the cornstarch mixture.
They are ready to enjoy!
Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Posh Little Tips~
Make Marshmallow pops by dipping into chocolate, decorating with festive sprinkles and adding lollipop sticks.
Cut them into fun shapes using a Halloween cookie cutter.
Drop them into your favorite warm holiday beverage.