Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares are a quick and easy no-bake festive treat! Made in under 15 minutes! We love making these Butterscotch Marshmallow Confetti Squares every holiday season to kick-off our holiday baking.
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 its original format called “Butterscotch Confetti Squares”, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy or use techni-coloured marshmallows the first few times I made them (sorry Grandma). Now, with younger kids of my own, I folded and have been using the bright and fun “rainbow” marshmallows my kiddos adore.
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 Butterscotch Marshmallow Confetti 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 Butterscotch Marshmallow Confetti Squares 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 Confetti Squares
- 400 grams mini marshmallows* equals, 1 bag
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 300 grams butterscotch chips equals, 1 bag
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter equals, 1/2 of a stick of 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).
* Both all white or rainbow mini marshmallows work well here.
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Enjoy and wishing you all the merriest time this holiday season! xo