This was fun. I got to collaborate with some fabulous Canadian Food Bloggers that I respect and enjoy following, and I also got to create the single Christmas treat that I completely adored, and found highly addictive, when I was a small girl. Today’s post is all about my personal Christmas Treat Tradition. For me there was only 1 (that’s correct, one) treat that I looked forward to, Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares. In it’s original format called “Butterscotch Confetti Squares”, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy or use techni-coloured marshmallows (sorry Grandma).
One of my fellow bloggers Amanda from over at The Cinnamon Scrolls thought up this collaboration that includes 11 bloggers. The round up for all 11 tasty treats and links can be found at the end of this post. Big thanks to Amanda!
These squares made their way from the far side of the Prairies to reach me on the West Coast. My Great-Grandma in Winnipeg, Manitoba, would post a shoebox filled with various Christmas goodies from Shortbread Cookies to Butter Tarts along with our standard Christmas gifts of slippers. She always bought the best slippers and to this day I still wear slippers, even in the summer months. Old soul at heart. Sensibly, I would become visibly distraught if this package had not arrived by the 23rd of December. There was only one year where the package was late and I promptly called Grandma to make sure she was ok before fretting about my missing treat.
The combination of butterscotch chips, creamy peanut butter, and marshmallows is truly a brilliant one. My Grandma stopped sending the shoebox many years ago, but my taste buds eagerly dug into these squares with sheer delight and adoration. My one wish was that I could call my Great-Grandmother and tell her how I recreated this special treat so many years later with her in my memories.
Christmas is such a special time of year, high lighted and saturated with special moments. Moments that can come rushing back to you with the taste of a simple treat. These bars have very few ingredients, aren’t baked at all, and take a whooping 15 minutes to put together. But in my heart they’re the package from across the country that showed my Great-Grandma’s love.
Do you have a favourite sentimental Christmas treat? I’d love to hear about it.
No bake, easy Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
15 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 400 gram (1 bag) mini marshmallows
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used good old Kraft here, reserving our "all natural" peanut butter for other uses)
- 300 gram (1 bag) butterscotch chips
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- In a small sauce pan melt butter with peanut butter, stirring until smooth.
- Remove from heat and add butterscotch chips, stirring until completely melted.
- Place marshmallows in a large bowl and add butterscotch mixture. Fold in marshmallows until butterscotch mixture fully coats the marshmallows.
- Press firmly into a 9 x 13 dish lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes (overnight is best).
Thank you to Amanda (The Cinnamon Scrolls), Chrissie (The Busy Baker), and Olivia (Liv for Cake) for the all the work on the little details that brought this collaboration together!
Apple Cider Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce by One Tough Cookie
Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares by My Kitchen Love
Caribbean Sorrel by Chew Street
Chocolate Truffle Hedgehogs by Cocoa Bean, The Vegetable
Coco-Kalikimaka Cookies by The Chewy Life
Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars by The Cinnamon Scrolls
Gingerbread Cake with Maple Whipped Cream (Vegan) by The Refreshanista
Gingerbread Cake with Warm Caramel Glaze by Eat, Live, & Play
Peppermint Chocolate Snowball Truffles by The Busy Baker
Polish Gingerbread Cookies (Pierniczki Tradycyjne) by Liv for Cake
Vegan Caramel Popcorn by The Viet Vegan
Enjoy and wishing you all the merriest time this holiday season!