I made a huge sacrifice agreeing to be a hostess for the Holiday Sweet Swap. I mean make scrumptious desserts, look at other delicious desserts, and feature my favorite recipes? Twist my arm!
Believe it or not, I am not a big fan of s'mores. I'm not a huge chocolate fan and I'm also not a fan of marshmallows. I know I'm strange but there are plenty of other sweets out there that I do love. However, when I saw a recipe that combined s'mores (one of Wes' favorites) with pumpkin (one of my favorites), I thought this might just be a match made in heaven.
We did both enjoy it but I still ended up scraping my marshmallows off the top and picking out the chocolate chips. Actually, I did half the pan with butterscotch chips and the other half with chocolate chips, in anticipation of me not liking them. Turns out, I didn't really like the butterscotch chips either. They were too sweet and I didn't like the contrast of texture. Now the pumpkin filling is to. die. for. Just give me a bowl of that and I'd be one happy girl. I actually had a little leftover and ended up using that to make a pumpkin latte - yum!
adapted from Taste and Tell
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 2 cups of pumpkin puree (I used a combination of pumpkin and sweet potatoes)
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 cup of Graham cracker crumbs
- 45 graham crackers (approximately)
- 9 cups of mini-marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips
Preheat over to 450F Line a 9x13 baking pan with waxed paper.
In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine the butter, pumpkin mix, milk, cinnamon and bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in Graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.
Line 15 Graham crackers side by side ensuring that the entire pan is covered. Pour 1/3 of the pumpkin mix onto the Graham crackers and spread evenly using a small offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Top the pumpkin mix with approximately 3 cups of mini-marshmallows, ensuring it is as even as possible.
Sprinkle evenly 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips and/or butterscotch chips over the mini-marshmallows.
Repeat steps 5,6,7, 8 twice more. In all, there will be three layers of graham crackers, pumpkin mix, mini-marshmallows and chocolate/butterscotch chips.
Bake for 4 minutes at 450F and place gently on counter when taking it out of the oven. Let it cool and set for 3-4 hours to firm up otherwise it will not cut well into squares (15).