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S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet

It’s a S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet! Gather everyone outside for an awe-inspiring scene with pumpkins artfully arranged down the center of the table among marshmallows, graham crackers and lots of chocolate. Can you say S’More Pumpkin please? Pumpkins are plentiful this fall season and the inspiration for this pumpkin themed S’more dessert buffet.

Who isn’t sweet on S’mores? The smell of hickory burning logs with the crackling sounds of a campfire and the cool crisp fall evening lends the perfect setting for S’more time. Who could resist melted toasted marshmallows and the taste of sweet milk chocolate sandwiched between two honey graham crackers?   Simply Yum-a-luscious!

S’More Pumpkin Graham Cracker and Homemade Marshmallow with Chocolate

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S’More with Pumpkin Grams and Homemade Marshmallows

 

Looking to the bounty of the harvest season, pumpkins played a huge role for this table setting. Instead of using a variety of sizes, shapes and colors for this setting, five medium -sized pumpkins were selected for the center of the tables S’more buffet. Hollowed out pumpkins made the perfect container for a can of liquid heat for roasting marshmallows.

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S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet with Pumpkins as table centerpiece

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S’more Pumpkin Please Dessert Bar

The center pumpkin served as the pedestal centerpiece for the homemade marshmallows. Long wooden skewers with marshmallows were inserted into the pumpkin for each guest to select for their own roasting. Bowls of chocolate bars, chocolate mints, and dark chocolate pieces, salted caramel, homemade marshmallows, pumpkin spice graham crackers and pumpkin pie spice chocolate chip cookies were arranged in front of the pumpkins for easy help-yourself-service.

S’More Pumpkin Marshmallow Centerpiece

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Pumpkin Marshmallow Centerpiece

The recipes for this wonderful S’more buffet include homemade marshmallows and pumpkin graham crackers, pumpkin pie spice chocolate chip cookies and little S’more dippers.

The homemade marshmallows will take you into a marshmallow world when you whip up these fluffy pillows of sugar. Unflavored gelatin mixed with hot sugary syrup is whipped in a large mixing bowl then poured into a confectioners sugar and cornstarch bed to rest overnight before cutting.

Pumpkin Graham Dippers

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Pumpkin Mini Dippers

Once the marshmallows are set you can cut out various shapes and sizes to make your marshmallows your very own. Purchased tiny Mallow bites were used to coat the small homemade graham cracker dippers. See recipe Pumpkin Spice Graham Crackers.

You can’t make a traditional S’ more with out graham crackers, how about trying a Pumpkin Spice Graham cracker? This recipe is a blend of whole -wheat pastry flour and all -purpose flour, which makes this dough the right consistency and without the strong flavor of whole wheat for a graham cracker.

Pumpkin Graham Crackers

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Homemade Pumpkin Graham Crackers

Hodgson Mill makes the whole-wheat pastry flour and premium whole- wheat flour, both can be used for making the graham cracker. Graham flour is an option but hard to find in grocery stores. Molasses, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice creates the right balance for a pumpkin flavored graham cracker.

The dough rolls out beautifully and is cut into 2 x 2 inch square, the same size as the homemade marshmallows. Punching a small hole in the center of the grahams and a soft peppermint patty made it possible for a S’more kabob.

S’More Kabob

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S’More Double Kabob

As an alternative to the graham cracker, Pumpkin Pie Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with roasted pecans and the flavor of pumpkin. A package of pumpkin spice instant pudding and pie mix was added to the basic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Sandwich these cookies with a toasted marshmallow and piece of chocolate, drizzle with salted caramel and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creating a S’ more buffet can be a bit sweet so offer your guests something salty on the side, like pretzels, nuts and popcorn. If you have an outdoor corn popper, pop some corn over a camp- fire for more fall intrigue.  Warm apple cider or hot chocolate with your homemade marshmallows would be a wonderful beverage to serve.

 

Whether you build a large bon fire to roast your marshmallows or toast them table -side, hosting an impromptu S’ more Bar will create an autumnal ambiance that will linger in the memories of your family and friends each fall season. So, don’t be surprised next September when they say, when can we have “S’more Pumpkin Please?”

VIP SEEN magazine article S’More Pumpkin Please!

For more ideas on how to Serve it up Sassy, go to www.serveitupsassy.com

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