Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Fall Treats We Need ASAP
Andrew Parker - September 18, 2020

15 Reasons To Be Happy Right Now

1. Today is a fresh start for a new opportunity.

2. There is no one else alive quite like you.

3. You are loved.

4. The sun is shining in some part of the world (maybe by you right now)!

5. There's something you can do better than anyone.
>6. You might not know it, but you are somebody's role model.

7. You can make someone smile today.

8. You have goals and dreams you will one day achieve.

9. Some of them might have come true already.

10. And you can set new goals and dream new dreams each day.

11. There are puppies all over the world who would be so happy to meet you.

12. You can change the world.

13. Nutella exists (and tastes good on pretty much anything).

14. There are millions of flowers waiting to be picked by you.

15. You are someone's first choice.

We may not want summer to be over, but we sure do want these drool-worthy treats in our lives as soon as possible. And nothing says autumn like pumpkin spice! Well, luckily, ’tis the season! TikTok user Lahbco (@lahbco) recently posted a mouthwatering video tutorial on how to make pumpkin spice latte bread. The recipe calls for a mighty list of ingredients, but considering the whole process only takes about five steps and will leave your kitchen smelling like a legit bakery, we aren’t complaining. First things first, combine all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. Then do the same with the wet ingredients. You’re already halfway done! Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. And make sure you’re lining your baking sheet with parchment paper as it makes transferring your baked loaf from the pan to a plate much easier. Place it in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes at 350°F.

This next treat is another TikTok creation! And interestingly enough, the video has Christmas music playing on it, but these s’mores cookies are just in time for the end of summer! Dubbed s’mookies they are incredibly easy to make and only require four ingredients. You’ll need graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows, and cookie dough. You can either make your own cookie dough or buy the premade kind to save some time. Lay the graham crackers on a baking sheet and top with chocolate bars. Rip the marshmallows in half and place them on the chocolate bars, sticky side down. Then, take the cookie dough and flatten it so it’ll cover the graham cracker. Bake the treats following the instructions for the cookie dough and watch the dough completely overtake the s’more while it bakes. Once done, you’ll have a chocolate chip cookie that’s essentially filled with a s’more!