Last Minute Holiday Treats – Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Squares

During the holiday season I think it it’s always a good idea to have a few quick, foolproof recipes in your kitchen repertoire, just in case you are called upon to bring treats to a social event.

I used to use this recipe back in my early 20s, in the days when I only used my oven for storage. It’s really simple and great for whipping up if you burnt your sugar cookies the night before a cookie exchange or don’t just don’t like to bake. Aside from the cooling process, this recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and the ingredients are basic – I am sure in a pinch you could even pick up everything at a convenience store.

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Squares

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
12 oz butterscotch chips or chocolate chips
3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Mix butter, peanut butter, and chips in a double boiler until melted (if you’re careful you could probably melt your ingredients in the microwave, but be careful, you can over melt the chips), then remove from heat. Place 3 cups miniature marshmallows in a foil lined or buttered pan and pour on warm mixture. Spread the mixture evenly and let cool. Cut into squares.

That’s all there is to it.

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