Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

These are one of my dad's favourite treats! There is always a big batch of them my Grandma's house at Christmas. The best part is that they are so easy to whip up and require no baking at all! 


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1 pkg. butterscotch chips
1 250g pkg. or approx. 4 cups miniature colored marshmallows
3/4 – 1 cup shredded coconut (optional as I know not everyone likes coconut)


Grease a 9"x9" or 8"x8" baking pan with butter or margarine.

Place butter, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips in a double boiler until just melted, then remove from heat. If you don't have a double boiler, then place the ingredients in a medium heatproof metal or glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl isn't actually touching the water, and stir until melted. Allow the melted mixture to sit for a few minutes so that it can come down slightly in temperature and won't melt the marshmallows.

In a large bowl, combine the marshmallow and coconut (if using). Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the marshmallows and mix with a large spoon until the marshmallows are well coated. Evenly spread into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle a little bit of coconut on top.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator to prevent melting - or in the freezer for longer storage.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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