Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Roasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Bars

If a s'more and a pumpkin pie had a baby, these would be it.

These lovlies are mind blowing. You can be dainty and eat them with a fork, like I did. Or grab one in each hand and enjoy. 

Roasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Bar (modified from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs, beaten
16 oz. can of pumpkin
1 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas
1/2 bag mini marshmallows 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place all of your dry ingredients into a bowl (except sugar!). Enjoy the fall smells from the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Whisk together the dry ingredients with your King Kong whisk.

What, you don't have your own personal King Kong to whisk up all your kitchen goodness?

Place your three ripe bananas in a separate bowl. Use a potato masher to smash them up.

Mmmm, smashed banana goodness.

Place all wet ingredients and sugar into your mixer bowl. 

Mix on medium until well blended. Look at that gorgeous pumpkin color!

Get your helper to add the dry mixture into the wet, slowly to avoid lumps and poofs of flour everywhere.

Lots of helpers in this house.

Pour your mixture into a greased 9*13 baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Ta Da! Your house will smell incredible. It really captures the smell of pumpkin pie. But here comes the fun part.

Spread a 1/4 to 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows onto the bars. More or less depending on how thick you want the marshmallow topping to be. We went with half.

Enjoy a few (or a handful) of marshmallows. For testing purposes.

Place back into the oven for about 5 minutes, with the setting changed to broil. Keep an eye on it!! Marshmallows can go from roasted to burnt really fast.

Fresh out of the oven. You will be ridiculously tempted to cut into them, but be patient. Allow everything to cool a little, and the marshmallows to firm up.

Look at that! Thick like a slice of pumpkin pie, and that roasted marshmallow top adds a touch of sweetness.

So good you can't eat just one. Go ahead, have another. I wont judge.

These called our name every coffee break or heck every snack break. Make them. I promise you will not regret it.

If you do make them, let us know! Have another pumpkin recipe you love? Share it with us!

Nutrition Information
Serving - 1
Servings per Recipe - 16

Calories  181
Carbs        39
Fat              2
Protien       4
Sodium  104
Sugar       22


  1. These are great! Sadly, I forgot to time the last five minutes so I burnt the marshmallows! It was still super delicious, though. I love fall food :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. I like my marshmallow's a little burnt, makes it taste more smoresy!