Pumpkin Spiced Marshmallows

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

Ingredients~

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

Directions~

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.

Happy Halloween!

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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spiced Marshmallows

  1. They look so fluffly and delicate but if they are like the one’s I tasted without the chocolate..I bet they are even yummier. So clever and festive.

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