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Welcome Fall!!

This week of celebrating Autumn couldn’t have come at a better time.  We have been having temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and honestly, it has pretty much still felt like summer.  Until I woke up yesterday morning to cloudy skies and cooler temperatures.  It looks like fall has finally arrived here in Utah, and what better way to celebrate than with a Fall Festival!

This week, I have joined up with 4 other fantastic bloggers who will be bringing you all things fall. Yesterday, Myra at A Blessed Life showcased a super cute fall banner.  Check it out HERE and you can also link up your fall crafts and enter her giveaway!  We’ll have lots of other crafts and recipes from other bloggers – Jen at Tatertots and Jello, Liz at Hoosier Homemade and Amy at Positively Splendid – throughout this week.

I had the hardest time choosing what I wanted to make for this festival.  Do I go savory or sweet?  Pumpkin, apple or squash?  So many decisions!  But then I ran across some pumpkin marshmallows for sale online, and I knew that I wanted some.  But I had never made marshmallows before.  So this was a perfect time to try it out!

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Let me tell you – if you have never had a homemade marshmallow, you are really missing out.  And if you think they are too hard for you to make, you are completely mistaken.  A stand mixer comes in mighty handy, but you could probably get by with a hand mixer.  (But forget it if you want to do these completely by hand – unless you are super buff and want to whisk forever!)  But besides that bit of kitchen equipment, these are really one of the easiest things you can make!

These marshmallows are perfect on their own, but I tried a few out in a cup of hot cocoa yesterday – oh my goodness.  PURE HEAVEN!  It was just cheap cocoa, but this was seriously the best mug of cocoa I have ever had.  The spices and the pumpkin flavor from the marshmallows melted into the chocolate and made a blissful cup of deliciousness.  This is definitely going to be a regular thing around my house now!!

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

makes about 50 1″ marshmallows

3 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
about 1/2 sleeve graham crackers

Line a 9×13 pan with plastic wrap and spray it uniformly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Put the 1/2 cup cold water and the 3 envelopes of gelatin in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Allow to sit and bloom for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil.  Once it has started boiling, do not stir.  Bring to 250F, or until a small amount of syrup dropped in a glass of cold water forms a rigid ball.

In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.  Mix well.

Attach the mixing bowl to a stand mixer fitted with the wire whip attachment and start the mixer on low speed.  Carefully pour the boiling sugar mixture down the side of the mixing bowl.  Increase the speed to medium high and add the salt.  Mix until stiff, shiny and white, about 5 to 12 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the pumpkin mixture until combined.  Return the bowl to the mixer and mix for an additional 3 minutes.  You can test to see if it is ready if you dip a spatula in the mixture and it should form a continuous ribbon off the spatula into the bowl.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.  Let it sit at room temperature for at least 8 hours.

Put the graham crackers in a food processor and process until you have very fine crumbs.  Lay a piece of waxed paper on the counter and spread out about half of the crumbs.  Turn the marshmallow pan over onto the crumbs and remove the plastic wrap.

Cut the marshmallows into squares about 1″ x 1″.  Place the remaining crumbs in a bowl and dip the individual marshmallows in the graham cracker crumbs until all sides are covered.

The marshmallows are best eaten fresh, but can be kept in an airtight container or about a week or in the freezer for a month.


It’s giveaway time!GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

And that’s not all!!  First of all, we have a fun giveaway.  My original giveaway fell through, but I kinda think this one is more fun!  You will get all kinds of fun things to do some Halloween baking, plus I’ll be sending you 1/2 pound of candy corn fudge (recipe coming soon as well!)  Because I’ll be shipping food, you must be a resident of the US or Canada to win.

Here’s how you can enter:

*Leave a comment on this post!

For additional entries: (please leave a separate comment for each one you complete)

*Become a fan of Taste and Tell on Facebook and share this giveaway with your friends
*Follow Taste and Tell on Twitter and tweet about Celebrating Autumn using the #celebratingfall hashtag
*Link up one of your favorite fall recipes in the linky below

This giveaway will go until next Tuesday, October 12th at 1pm MST.  The winner will be announced later that night!

Don’t forget to link up your favorite fall recipe.  I can’t wait to see what you all share!

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134 Responses to Celebrating Autumn – Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows and a Giveaway!

  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    Love the marshmallows!! I've never made them before but if I did, I would totally make this flavor, they look SO good!

  2. flavourfulbounty says:

    While I hate leaving behind summer produce, I love fall flavours. Can't wait to try new recipes this season. 🙂

  3. Katie says:

    Wow they sound fab! Would never have thought that you could put pumpkin puree into marshmallows, I would have thought it would be too wet, but these look wonderful

  4. Megan says:

    Ohhh, I think I have to make pumpkin marshmallows! I've made regular but I want spice! Cool giveaway too! 🙂

  5. HoosierHomemade says:

    Deborah!! You are killing me here!
    Those Marshmallows are amazing! I have been wanting to try homemade marshmallows for YEARS, and now, Pumpkin and Spice! This is a MUST this wk! 🙂
    Thanks so much for joining our Festival group!

  6. Cindy says:

    My Oh My! No wonder it was the best hot chocolate ever…. YUM!!

  7. keepitsweet says:

    i've never made marshmallows but pumpkin makes these really tempting!!!

  8. ashley says:

    pumpkin marshmallows sound like a great baking adventure to celebrate the beginning of fall.


  9. ashley says:

    I "liked" your blog on Facebook and I posted your link


  10. stacief says:

    Never made marshmallows before. They look great!

  11. mamadana says:

    My 4 year old would love pumpkin marshmallows (and who am I kidding, so would I!)

  12. Joanne says:

    I saw this recipe on another blog the other day and FELL IN LOVE! They look so delightful and I love the sound of them mixed into hot cocoa. I bet they'd make a KILLER smore as well!

  13. Maria says:

    Love these! Perfect treat for fall!

  14. Living the Scream says:

    This recipe looks AMAZING! My daughters would love these marshmellows. Also love the giveaway! I love the fall!

  15. Cassie says:

    Oh wow…those marshmallows look AMAZING!!

  16. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    They look lovely! A great Halloween treat!



  17. Keersten says:

    Those look wonderful! We make regular marshmallows and love them, but these look spectacular! Thanks!

  18. Bert and Benton says:

    those look so fun!! I love fall.

  19. nive says:

    Love the marshmallows and thanks for this great giveaway…


  20. Cocotte says:

    Didn't think you could make puree into marshmallows, thanks so much it gives me so many ideas!

  21. Kimberly says:

    I haven't dared marshmallows yet. I've seen them on good eats, but never tried them. The option of making different flavors definitely makes me more curious to try making them.
    You have also helped me realize I have never posted my favorite fall cake. Oops – guess I'll have to make this week so I can post a linky.

  22. Topher says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love me some marshmallows.


    zekks at yahoo dot com

  23. Jennifurla says:

    you absolutely can not beat homemade marshmallows. I made some and enjoyed cinnamon marshmallow coffee for weeks.

    Sign me up for the giveaway!

  24. Becky at VintageMixer says:

    sippin' a pumpkin spice latte as I read your post! I love anything pumpkin this time of year. What a great idea to have a seasonal flavored marshmallow! I bet chocolate mint would be fabulous also 🙂

  25. Kim says:

    I've been seeing a lot of marshmallow lately, but haven't seen a pumpkin version! They're so fun. I love the pic with the marshmallows in the pumpkin jar. Super, super cute!

  26. claire says:

    I follow you on twitter! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  27. claire says:

    Sounds delicious! I havent been brave enough to make marshmallows yet!

  28. Evan B says:

    I think I just fell in love.. literally.. I've been waiting till it gets really cold to make homemade marshmallows but you may have just changed my mind.. and candy corn fudge!?

  29. cmjhawaii says:

    I've never tried making marshmallows before. I'm not a fan of the packaged ones, but these look far superior.

  30. cmjhawaii says:

    already a fan on fb.

  31. cmjhawaii says:

    linked up an Eggnog Pumpkin Pie recipe. Absolutely 500,000 times better than regular pumpkin pie!

  32. Jen says:

    Love your blog and am excited for the great flavors of fall! Those marshmallows look awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Anna Resnik Pickelsimer says:

    Fun giveaway! thanks!

  34. Brown Family says:

    Oooh yum! These marshmallows sound delish in hot chocolate! I am going to attempt to make them. Wish me luck and Good Luck to all that participate in the giveaway! Thanks!

  35. Janell says:

    Mmmm, these pumpkin marshmallows in hot cocoa? Now that sounds like fall! I'm gonna have to try it soon!

  36. Terri. says:

    These marshmallows sound so good! I have the same pumkin dish as you. Love your blog

  37. Terri. says:

    I am a fan on facebook

  38. Vivienne says:

    Deb this is great stuff! I would never thought of pumpkin marshmallow lol. I've only made peppermint ones…but dunno why my m'mallows don't store and get so damp the next day even in airtight containers 🙁
    love your pumpkin container btw 🙂

  39. scrambledhenfruit says:

    That hot chocolate with these marshmallows sounds so good! I've never made marshmallows but these are really tempting me. Thanks!

  40. My Crazy Family says:

    Just became a friend on facebook and shared with all my friends, now off to make these. I bet this would be good in the middle of a whoopie pie. Might have to make that and try it out.


  41. My Crazy Family says:

    It shows 14 tsp of salt is that right?

  42. Jennifer says:

    I've never made marshmallows before. These sound so tasty!

  43. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    Looks amazing, going to try these!

  44. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    I follow on twitter.

  45. Deborah says:

    My Crazy Family – thank you so much for catching that! I should be 1/4, not 14. I have fixed it. That could have made for some very salty marshmallows!

  46. Karen says:

    I'm soooo excited to make these marshmallows! I discovered homemade marshmallows last year and now I'm totally addicted to them! Thanks for the recipe.

  47. Karen says:

    I added one of my favorite fall recipes link on here.

  48. Karen says:

    I'm already a fan on facebook too.

  49. Katrina says:

    What fun mallows! I need to try homemade ones like that.

  50. My Crazy Family says:

    I also added a favorite family meal I make every year on the first day of Fall. I skipped one year and my family had a fit.
    I thought you might like to see my whoopie pies I made with the marshmallows. :o)

  51. Katrina says:

    I now "like" you on Facebook and posted about the giveaway on my FB page. (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503071399)

  52. My Crazy Family says:

    Opps sorry I some how did the like wrong. It is April's home cooking on Facebook.

  53. Katrina says:

    I linked up some homemade apple butter on my blog. Thanks, Deborah!

  54. BeachCoveJewelry says:

    Those marshmallows look so good, I love anything pumpkin!

  55. Lisa says:

    I've never had pumpkin spice marshmallows before, but they sound delicious.

  56. Monet says:

    What a great giveaway…and a great recipe! I just bought ten cans of pumpkin at the store…so I need some more recipes, and I've certainly found one! I've never made my own marshmallows, but I bet they taste far better than what you can buy at the store. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Naomi @ Joyfully Seeking says:

    I've always wanted to try making marshmallows but it seemed too difficult, perhaps I'll try these ones, they look delicious!!

  58. Stephanie D. says:

    Never thought of making my own marshmallows before!

  59. Renee' Simmons says:

    Thanks for being brave & making the marshmallows (they sound delish), now you are giving us some courage to try to make them too! Happy Fall!

  60. Renee' Simmons says:

    I am falling you on FB!

  61. Renee' Simmons says:

    Following you on Twitter & Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bearabledeals/status/26538187788

  62. Jenny Sunshine says:

    You've inspired me to make marshmellows! Yum…

  63. Jean says:

    I've always wanted to try making my own marshmallows. This just might be the one to try!

  64. Patricia Scarpin says:

    I'm a sucker for homemade marshmallows and always looking for new flavors to try – what a beautiful idea, Deb!

  65. Emily says:

    What a cute giveaway! I love love candy corn lol!

  66. Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    I've never made homemade marshmallows before, but they are are my to-do list. Your pumpkin spice version sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  67. The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Wow, these look amazing! I bet they'd be incredible in a cup of chai tea. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and continuing to post awesome recipes like this!

  68. Lynn says:

    Oh wow! This looks fabulous. I didn't think it was possible to find another yummy pumpkin spice recipe to add to my already rather large file. YAY!

    Can't wait to try this.

  69. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

    Yum!! Those marshmallows look so delicious!!

    And what a great giveaway! I shared it on my Tatertots and Jello Facebook page and linked to you.

    Fun party!!!


  70. Our little family says:

    Maybe I should finally give homemade marshmallows a try. These look great!

  71. Erika says:

    The marshmallows look fabulous!! Have to try them. The giveaway is AWESOME!! And candy corn fudge…. YUM!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  72. Radke says:

    What a fun post. I will have to try the marshmallow recipe. Probably healthier than store bought ones. The give away is fun too. What a fun way to spend time with your kids.

  73. Donna Nguyen says:

    What a great giveaway! The pumpkin spice marshmallows look delish!

  74. Donna Nguyen says:

    I am a friend on FB & I posted about the giveaway! (:

  75. Shannon says:

    These look great! I wonder if you can make rice krispie treats with them?!

  76. oneordinaryday says:

    Oh my gosh, these sound absolutely amazing. Bookmarking right now!

  77. Barbara says:

    I've been meaning to try home-made marshmallows for years and this recipe just tipped the balance. They're vegetables right!? Healthy eating.

  78. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    I adore making marshmallows! Pumpkin? Wonderful, a new flavor to try!

  79. Tracy says:

    What a fabulous idea! I haven't made marshmallows since I was about 15 and fearless in the kitchen. I believe I will be trying these sometime soon.

  80. Tracy says:

    What a fabulous idea! I haven't made marshmallows since I was about 15 and fearless in the kitchen. I believe I will be trying these sometime soon.

  81. Angela says:

    Those marshmallows look delicious. I can't wait to try them.

  82. debbiek says:

    I have never made marshmallows but these look promising 🙂

  83. Robyn says:

    Mmmm…I may have to try these!

  84. Jerri says:

    What an interesting idea! They look really good!

  85. Wehaf says:

    Those marshmallows look wicked good!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  86. jderouin55 says:

    I love anything pumpkin glad to see it the shelf again

  87. Beth says:

    Yummy! Haven't made homemade marshmallows but your comment about sticking one in a cup of cocoa is pushing me in that direction!

  88. katklaw777 says:

    I luv pumpkin anything!!! they look delicious…and thanks for the great giveaway too.

  89. Micharkie says:

    Can't wait to try these marshmallows!

  90. Micharkie says:

    i'm a fan of taste and tell on fb!

  91. Tessa says:

    I love these. I have always wanted to make homemade marshmallows, and pumpkin ones sound delicious!

  92. Catherine says:

    Those marshmallows look delicious! My little brother, for digestive reasons nobody understands, can't eat foods with fat, so I'm bookmarking this recipe to make for him when we're all eating pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Thanks!

  93. Lee says:

    I am going to make these this weekend! Thanks for a great recipe!

  94. Heather says:

    I have never tried to make my own marshmallows but have always wanted to! I must give this recipe a try! It is so perfect for fall!

  95. Heather says:

    I am a Facebook Fan!

  96. Tabitha says:

    Those marshmallows look YUMMY!

  97. Tabitha says:

    I'm a fb fan and I linked to the giveaway!

  98. Tabitha says:

    I posted a linky.

  99. Natalie says:

    I've been wanting to make marshmallows and these look AMAZING!

  100. Elizabeth says:

    Yum at the marshmallows! Pumpkin season is the best season!

  101. Elizabeth says:

    I just linked the Pumpkin Pancakes 🙂

  102. JudyR says:

    I never thought about making pumpkin marshmallows. They look delicious!
    Can't wait to make them this weekend.

  103. Jocelyn says:

    Those look awesome! I really need to try making homemade marshmallows!!

  104. Tara says:

    oooooh so sad…for the giveaway, I'm in france…and we do not have such beautiful things for Halloween!!! so cute!!!!


  105. Laura says:

    Super cute stuff to win! 🙂 I LOVE your Blog! I will try these Marshmallows asap! I hope mine turn out like yours! pick me!!!! Laura

  106. Karen says:

    I love fall baking and the marshmallows look awesome!

  107. Jennifer says:

    I'm planning on making these marshmallows this weekend!

  108. cinderellied says:

    I made some plain marshmallows last week and they were a big hit…I think I need to try these next!

  109. JaNae says:

    I love love love marshmellows and these sound divine because i'm slightly obsessed with pumpkin!!!

  110. momof2girls says:

    These are so pretty and look yummy! I would love to try to make these.

  111. Jessie says:

    I've never made homemade marshmallows, but this would be a great recipe to try!

  112. Vittoria says:

    I linked up a recipe for Pumpkin Butter from skinnytaste.com!

    I can't wait to try these marshmallows, I didn't even know you could make marshmallows!

  113. Barbie and Kyle says:

    I am excited to try your marshmallows. My kids will love them, I'm sure!

  114. Barbie and Kyle says:

    I follow your blog!

  115. Barbie and Kyle says:

    I'm a facebook fan!

  116. Tania says:

    I've never heard of pumpkin spice marshmallows before.Will have to give them a try. Love the giveaway!

  117. Amy, Gary and Emma Reems says:

    This giveaway looks awesome! Hope I win!

  118. Randi K says:

    Can't wait to try the marshmallow recipe! They look and sound great!

    randi3208 at yahho dot com

  119. RoseMamie says:

    Those marshmallows looked just delicious!!

  120. RoseMamie says:

    I liked you on FB and shared your giveaway with my friends 🙂

  121. Ronda says:

    Never made homemade marshmallows before but seems like the perfect time to try pumpkin marshmallows!

  122. Mrs. Carter says:

    This would fun for the family and I to make. We love baking!

  123. caroline says:

    Wow, I've made regular marshmallows and chocolate ones, but pumpkin spice ones never occured to me! I've gotta try this!

  124. mrs.chiu says:

    I haven’t made this recipe yet, but it looks similar to one I made yesterday from “brush and spoon” blogspot…problem is pumpkin tasted raw and I don’t like that…anyone ever tried added the pumpkin and spices to the sugar/water/syrup mixture?

  125. Marci J says:

    Oh how fun! Thank you for the chance (fingers crossed!)

  126. Charity says:

    Mmmm.. so a few years ago I made mint marshmallows at christmas to go with the hot chocolate and rumplemintz, now I will have to make these for thanksgiving to top off hot butered rum or even a sweet potato casserole!

  127. Thanks for posting this recipe. I tried it myself last week and was very pleased with the results. The texture and flavor was right on. I reviewed your recipe on my blog (http://www.eatlikenoone.com/pumpkin-spice-marshmallows.htm) and posted a link to this page.

  128. Marilyn says:

    I learned to make marshmallows in 1974 while my hubby and I were taking a holiday cooking class together. They’ve become a beloved Xmas Day breakfast tradition at our house. Hot cocoa with marshmallows, warm cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs. Mmmm…… is it Christmas yet? Can’t wait to try these pumpkin marshmallows. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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