Confetti Squares ~ Recipe

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A good friend of mine used to make these squares often and I have always liked them. She gave me her recipe and I would often make them when my kids were younger.

 Coloured marshmallows + butterscotch chips + peanut butter = happy kids!

They are definitely not difficult to make.  Just a little melting of butter, peanut butter and the chips, then letting the mixture cool a bit. Stir in marshmallows, put them in a pan, toss in fridge and you are done!

I let the butters/chip mixture cool for about 40 minutes before stirring in the marshmallows.  However, if you would like a fudgy bottom layer, just wait about 15 – 20 minutes.  Both variations taste great, it’s just a matter of personal preference.

These freeze beautifully.  Just refrigerate to firm up the mixture, cut into squares, wrap well (separating layers with waxed paper) and freeze.

Confetti Squares

Only four ingredients in these easy to make squares that the kids will adore and the adults will like them too!

Confetti Squares

Just put the butter, chips and peanut butter in a large saucepan.

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Make sure everything has melted and the mixture is very smooth.

Confetti Squares

When you can easily hold your hand on the bottom of the pan (be careful, it will be very hot when first removed from heat), add the marshmallows.

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Once thoroughly combined, pour the mixture into a parchment lined baking dish.

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The finished Confetti Squares!

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Confetti Squares
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 250 grams of butterscotch baking chips
  • 250 grams of coloured marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Put butter, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips in a large saucepan.
  2. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool until you can comfortably put your hand on the bottom of the pan. (In the size pot I used it took about 30-40 minutes.)
  4. This cooling step is important if you like the peanut butter butterscotch to be evenly distributed throughout the marshmallows. Otherwise a thick fudgy layer will settle at the bottom of the pan with the marshmallows on the top.
  5. Add marshmallows and stir well to evenly coat.
  6. Pour into a parchment lined 8"x8"x2" or 9"x9"x2" pan and spread mixture evenly in pan.
  7. Put the pan of goodies into refrigerator until cold and set. (3-4 hours)
  8. Remove from the fridge and flip the squares onto a cutting board,
  9. Remove parchment and flip squares right side up.
  10. Cut into squares.
  11. If storing/freezing, separate layers with waxed paper.

I think you will really love how easy these are to make and they will be a huge hit at your next party!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

 

Comments

  1. These look so easy! I’ve bookmarked this page to try this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Looks super yummy and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing! I shared the recipe on my Pinterest board :)
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  3. OMG – perfect recipe for a snow day. Thanks so much!! I have all the ingredients and I am chilling them right now. Easy peasy. Dying to taste them.
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  4. Charlene Argaez says:

    These are the best! A Christmas goodie staple my childhood and now I make them. Great idea to post as I find a lot of people don’t know about them.

  5. My kids will love this…stumbled!
    C

  6. Oh my, I haven’t had these in ages! It’s been at least 15 years. My Auntie Marge used to make them. I always thought they were so fun because of the coloured marshmallows, and I had no idea that they were so simple to make.
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  7. I know some special grand kids who would just love these! Their Nana will love the fact they are easy and quick to make. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Rick Fekete says:

    Yes, these are very good. Our family has been making these for over 15 years.

  9. These were always my favorite! Funny thing is, I never made them for myself if the family. I don’t think I realized how easy they were.

  10. Lori Groenheide says:

    I found your recipe yesterday and made them. Everything worked well. The sauce melted quickly and we were able to pour it over the marshmallows prety much right away. However, a bag of marshmallows is 200 grams and when we poured the sauce over 400 grams of marshmallows there wasn’t enough. We made another batch of sauce and poured it over the pan of mashmallows. Your marshmallow ratio is off. Change to 200 grams.

    • I rechecked my original recipe and it did call for the bigger 400 gm bag. Maybe the butterscotch to marshmallow ratio is different with the bigger bag. Fewer marshmellows equals more butterscotch which is always a good thing! thanks so much for the heads up Lori

    • I rechecked my original recipe and it did call for the bigger 400 gm bag. Maybe the butterscotch to marshmallow ratio is different with the bigger bag. Fewer marshmallows equals more butterscotch which is always a good thing! thanks so much for the heads up Lori

  11. Can you freeze these? Or actually do these freeze well.
    Thanks!

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