I really, really tried to bring you guys a holiday DIY project. The editors at Lonny
can tell you that I've been talking about a mini pumpkin idea for months (I won't say what it is because I'm not giving up hope just yet—there's always next year!), but when I tested it out last night it wouldn't come together. And just when my parents had had enough with my antisocial behavior, I came up with a brilliant idea to tide them over—and hopefully inspire you!
Without further ado, I present pumpkin pie s'mores, a deliciously simple treat that you can dress up as much or as little as you like. Since it was about 11:00 pm on Thanksgiving eve when I changed course and decided to go with it, I chose a very casual version: the classic s'more (graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallow) plus a thin layer of pumpkin pie filling on the inside of each cracker. The secret: instead of microwaving, I roasted the marshmallow using the open flame of one of the burner's on my parents' stove, rotating the puff on a takeout chopstick to ensure even browning.
The beauty of this dessert is that you can go as high or low with the ingredients as you want—gourmet marshmallows, vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers, fancy chocolate, a homemade pumpkin pie filling. I was under strict time constraints, so I went with some leftover filling from a store-bought pie and just discarded the crust. But I'm sure you'll have better options to work with after today. Happy Thanksgiving!