Sweet Potato Cupcakes and Maple Walnut Frosting

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Walnut FrostingSweet potato pie meets cupcake!  Moist sweet potato cupcakes topped with luscious maple walnut frosting and a fluffy toasted marshmallow.  Choosing between your favorite pumpkin cupcakes and these Sweet Potato Cupcakes and Maple Walnut Frosting will be the hardest decision you make this holiday!

It’s amazing how life can change so drastically in such a short amount of time.  In April we were doing our Florida family thing…kiddie pools in the backyard, Disney on the weekends, and flip flops everyday.  I never ever would have thought our family would be moving to the Middle East.  Especially within a few weeks of my husband getting a job offer.  We sold everything in two weeks, put the house up for rent, and started our new chapter.  With all the excitement also came all the fears.  Are the kids going to do well in a foreign school?  Will I get bit by a deadly snake?  Will the sandstorms be just like Mission Impossible?  You know, perfectly reasonable questions for moving a family to the desert.

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Walnut Frosting

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Biscoff Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Smores Cookies Chewy and outrageously gooey Biscoff Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies.  These cookies are stuffed with marshmallows and littered with plenty of chocolate chips and crushed Biscoff Cookies.

I think I’ve kind of turned into a S’mores snob.  I’m not sure if that’s something to brag about, but I’m totally going to own it.  Here it goes.  I’m going to say it…Biscoff cookies are soooooo much better than graham crackers.  Especially when making s’mores.  Uh oh, there goes my Nabisco endorsement.

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Smores Cookies

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Marshmallow Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comIt’s time to add some whimsy to your favorite traditional Thanksgiving pie!  Perfectly spiced pumpkin pie swirled with magical gooey marshmallow fluff and topped with cinnamon whipped cream and pecans.

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comMarshmallows are an amazing thing people.  Let’s review shall we?

They can instantly turn your hot cocoa into a super magical cup of dreams.

Add them to cookies, cupcakes, and baklava and make it a gooey lovely mess of deliciousness.

One word.  S more’s.

They can also be the perfect tool for bribing your toddler.  “Did you pick up your toys?”  Marshmallow.  Done.  “Did you put your shoes on?”  Marshmallow.  “Did you poop in the potty”  That one gets a TON of marshmallows.  “Did you brush your teeth?”  Marshmallow.  Well, that one kind of negates the brushing of the teeth.  But they’re mostly made of air right?

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comSo this was my very first time baking a pumpkin pie.  To make things just a little more complicated for myself I decided to make a Marshmallow Swirl Pumpkin Pie.  Just kidding.  It wasn’t complicated,  but I will confess that through the entire baking time of 45 minutes, my little nose was pressed against that oven door.  I tend to do that when I experiment in the kitchen.

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Caramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comChewy and dense white chocolate chip cookies smothered in salted caramel sauce and topped with a toasted marshmallow.  The ultimate holiday drink in cookie form!  Warm up tonight with these Caramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies.

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comJust like one of my favorite Christmas songs, It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  The Perry Como version of course.  As soon as Target gets their Christmas goodies up in the back of the store,  my insides squeal like a little girl.  This time of year is absolutely perfect.  Except for one thing.  No snow here in Orlando.  Bummer.  No snow equals no toasty hot drinks made of dreams.  Also known as hot chocolate.  So…I did what any sugar fiend would do!  I made hot chocolate into a cookie!

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comIn all the excitement of my bright (and original for sure) idea, I googled hot chocolate cookies just to check.  A bazillion different versions came up.  Boo.  This seems to happen a lot, but after reading a post over at Love From the Oven I said to myself, “To heck with originality!  If it tastes good make it and share it!”  But since I’m scared of the recipe blogging police, I shook things up a bit.

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Sweet Potato Pie Baklava

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comLuscious sweet potato pie filling nestled within the layers of phyllo dough and drizzled with sweet cinnamon honey syrup.  Toasted gooey marshmallows top this gorgeous baklava.  Sweet Potato Pie Baklava will be the star dessert at your Thanksgiving!

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comLast month I made Apple Cinnamon Baklava and fell in love.  It wasn’t just a one night stand.  It was a heavenly apple pie and baklava marriage.  But now I’m ready for the honeymoon and  something that will give me butterflies in my tummy.  This Sweet Potato Pie Baklava totally does that. Love is a beautiful thing.  Sweet potato pie love that is.

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comThe sweet potato pie filling does something so magical to the baklava.  Ever worried about dry baklava?  You won’t have to worry one bit with this baklava.  The sweet potato pie filling makes every layer luscious and moist.  Did I mention luscious?  And the dreamy topping of toasted marshmallow just makes it even more special.

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Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comMiniature chocolate bundt cakes covered in a hard chocolate ganache shell, then smothered with melted marshmallow spider webs.  The perfect little home for a friendly little chocolate spider! 

Blogging this October has been so much fun!  Halloween and all her spookiness has sparked my baking imagination.  First came the Ferrero Rocher Spiders which turned into Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes, and then my Monster Strawberry Cupcakes (my favorite so far).  I’m a Christmas girl through and through, but I gotta say I’m kind of sad to see Halloween go.  There’s only a little under 2 weeks left of October and it will all be over.

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comThese little Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes were incredibly easy to make!  A tiny bit messy, but if you have little kids they would have a blast getting their little hands dirty with you.  It’s the perfect fall kiddie afternoon project, and the end result is edible.  Win win!

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comWhen I mean messy…I mean messy.  But all in good fun!  I got the idea from The Cake Blog.  You just microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds and stir until they’re cool enough to touch.  Then just stretch thin strands all over the little cakes.  Easy!

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S’mores Madeleines

smores madeleines dipped in dark chocolate and topped with marshmallowGolden S’mores madeleines baked with graham cracker cookie crumbs right in the batter then dipped in dark chocolate.  Don’t forget the mini marshmallow.  The ultimate camp fire treat, it’s my summer makeover for the classic French cookie.

Look away pastry connoisseurs.  It’s about to get ridiculous.  And yummy.

I know I shouldn’t mess with the madeleine.  I mean, it’s pretty perfect in it’s classic form.  Lightly sweet, spongy, and particularly comforting when it’s still warm from the oven.  I’ve made a few changes before, like these madeleines.  And most recently, these lovelies.  I still stayed true to the genoise batter(folding sifted flour into your egg and sugar mixture, followed by cooled melted butter.  Totally backwards!), because it’s what makes a true madeleine, right?  So don’t fret Frenchies!  I’ts still your lovely little cookie!   Just extra delicious.

smores madeleines dipped in dark chocolate and topped with marshmallow

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