Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Super Simple No Bake Marshmallow Squares

If you like peanut butter.....like I like peanut butter.....then you probably already love Peanut butter marshmallow squares.  They are so simple, a recipe seems unnecessary.  However, in the interest of having it recorded here for future use.....I will write it down here.
This is one of my weaknesses on the treat tray when we have lunch brought in for a meeting.  When the dessert trays are put out....I always make a quick scan to see if one of my favourites is hiding in the mix.  If I find these, or Naniamo Bars, or Butter Tarts.....my diet for the day is most surely blown.  It seems to me that these bars must have been designed for kids with their colourful fruity marshmallowy super sweetness.  Take a hint here that a small piece goes a long way.  Even my Ike has a hard time eating a large piece of this.  Be warned...if you have never tried them....they are sweet.  But if you love all things peanut butter, you simply must give these a try.

Marshmallow Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 cup butter
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 (300g) package of butter scotch chips
1 (250g) package of fruit flavoured mini marshmallows
3/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

Over medium heat, melt the first 3 ingredients stirring until smooth.  Once smooth remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Add marshmallows and coconut if desired, stirring to coat.  (Most often I have seen this slice without coconut).  Pour into a greased 9X13 inch pan and put in the refrigerator to set up.


Anonymous said...

I understand you are a horse lover. Marshmallows are made with gelatin which is derived from horse, pig and/or cattle collagen. Just wish to apprise you of this fact.

LittleRed said...

Yes I know this, it has never been a secret. But since I choose to eat meat and a lot of it, it would not be reasonable for me to be opposed to consuming marshmallows. I think it is great that little is wasted. And I cannot say if I love horse...I have never tried it. I hear it is popular in many other countries.....but not so much here.

Katherine said...

These take me back to my childhood! My mom used to make these for our school lunches and I believe my brother would take extra to sell them to his friends. lol

Bea said...

Ooooh! This is devilishly easy to make. Thank you for posting. :)

MoonbeamDancer said...

Thanks for the recipe, I have tried making them from memory, but knew I was missing something, the butterscotch chips. Yum!

LittleRed said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope they turn out well for you:)