Butterscotch Confetti Marshmallow Squares




This recipe is an addictive little treat that only takes 10 minutes to make plus an hour in the fridge. No baking required. Perfect for those days when you need something last minute for company, neighbourhood kids, or just because it's Tuesday. It's a wonderful addition to a party tray for any occasion or Christmas too!


The first time I had it, my friend's wife- who kindly gives us a tin of homemade sweets every Christmas- included these little morsels. They were so yummy...and gone in 60 seconds flat! I had never tried them before, but apparently this is NOT a new item in the world of squares...just something sadly missing from MY world.


Moving on to what inspired me to make these the other day. I was asking some coworkers what favourite sweets from their childhood they missed. After all...that is the inspiration for Tastes-Like-Home! So one of the most enthusiastic responses I got was for these squares. He didn't know the name of them, but I looked up the basic ingredients, as he could recall, and voila! Finally, now I know what was in that tin of goodies last year!


Now when you look at the recipe, you might think oh no that's way too sweet and skip it! But when you throw peanut butter in there...it mellows out the over the top sugar, so they don't hurt your teeth. I can picture these being tasty using peanut butter chips instead of the butterscotch chips too...or mini white marshmallows as well...hmmm something else to try soon:)


Trust me when I say they are hard to resist. Please let me know if you try the recipe and what you think of them! Enjoy!



Butterscotch Confetti Marshmallow Squares


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1 300 gram package butterscotch chips

  • 1 250 gram package rainbow mini marshmallows

Directions

  1. Prep an 8x8 pan with parchment paper overhanging the sides so it can be lifted out and sliced when chilled

  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter. About 30 seconds to a minute max. You don't want it hotter than needed to melt

  3. Stir well until it's combined and all melted

  4. Add the bag of butterscotch chips. Stir until fully melted. If you over heated the 1st step, give it a minute, as it can crystallize the sugar in the chips if too hot

  5. Pour the marshmallows into a bowl

  6. When the bowl of the butterscotch mix is cool enough to the touch, pour mix over the marshmallows and stir well so it's all coated

  7. Press mixture into prepared pan and chill for an hour in the fridge

  8. Easy to slice and store when you're ready for a treat




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