So for my very first post, I thought I’d tell you about my Christmas Love Affair….
I fall in love….
EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
With who you ask?
Not so much with who, but more with what.
This is my butterscotchy, marshmallowy, yummy love affair!
BUTTERSCOTCH CONFETTI SQUARES
Seriously, every year it happens….
I’m in love for about a month…., month and half… and then we break up. It’s the same old thing over and over. You’d think I’d get tired of those messy shenanigans right?
Around the middle of November, my mind starts to flash intermittently on images of years past with the great times we had. The smiles I smiled, the happiness I expressed, (sometimes even with a little dance), the loving looks that always linger longer than they should.
I get weak.
I forget the previous year’s ugliness with the breakup. By December, I’m full into it. I long.. I pine. I cannot stand it any longer. I fall in love, all over again for another year.
Am I Joking?….. well….
Obviously you know I’m over exaggerating. (ok.. KINDA over exaggerating.) Anyway – Truth is, is that the lowly confetti square treat is probably my most favorite Christmas “baking” / holiday treat to make and of course, eat. They’re easy to make as fluttering your eyelashes, but let me give you a heads up, people. When you take your first bite..
Peanut buttery, butterscotchy divine-ness… sweet,… smooth, …it melts in your mouth with the sweet whisper of
“Hello again, Lover”.
Add the pillowy texture of fruity mini marshmallows and you pretty much have the reason why love was invented.
I LOVE this dessert. But we always have to break up after Christmas because well, with any good relationship, you don’t want to burn out on each other, and well… the scandal of it all.!! OMG, the calories! If I didn’t stop eating it, I’d be like some 800lb strung out dessert addict shoving a bag of mini marshmallows in my pants at Safeway so I could go home and make my next hit.
So, we have our little love affair for the season, and in the new year, with a tear or two, we say goodbye.
I just don’t want to think about that part right now.
HOW TO MAKE THE CONFETTI SQUARES
Are they REALLY that easy to make??
Yes. Yes, they SOO are. That’s what makes them so handy, and yet so dangerously amazing.
Ok. Here we go:
1. In a super cute pot like mine, melt the butter.
2. Add the Peanut Butter and the butterscotch chips
3. Mix till melted and let cool a bit. DO NOT DRINK. It is NOT a beverage!
4. Add the fruity mini marshmallows. Do you like the action shot?
5. Mix together till well coated and put into greased dish
6. Chill dessert for at least an hour to set up.
Keep in mind, not only are these squares great for your belly and your mood, they also would be awesome as a gift exchange or to bring to a holiday potluck!
Of course, these confetti squares need not only be a treat at Christmas. Only for the sake of my love affair do I only make these around then. However, if you’re looking for some other scrumptious any time dishes with mini marshmallows, take a peek at my Classic Ambrosia recipe –. mandarin oranges, coconut, pineapple, marshmallows, etc, Yum!! It’s another great dish that’s a side dish, but EASY can be converted to a dessert!
So anyway, as a result, I beg you, take heed. Your love affair will begin after the first bite of these amazing butterscotch confetti squares. But don’t come crying to me when you can’t stop. You’ve been informed, lol!
- 10 ounce bag fruity marshmallows
- 8 ounce bag Butterscotch chips
- 1 C Peanut Butter
- 1/2 C Butter
- Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed soup pot. You need the room to add the marshmallows and mix.
- Add peanut butter and butterscotch chips to butter and melt together till smooth.
- When the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat and add marshmallows and stir until well coated. (See notes)
- Put into a greased 9 x 13 and chill until set.
- Cut into squares to serve.
When you're adding the marshmallows, you want to work quickly. Be sure to remove the pot from the heat, add the marshmallows and stir quickly to coat.
You want to work quickly because the heat from the butterscotch mixture could melt the marshmallows if not removed from the heat and the pot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 6g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.