Saturday 14 December 2019

traditional decadence

Christmas is getting closer and closer. I've never been the poster child for being ready for Christmas well ahead of time (still have gifts to buy, decorating to do, baking to accomplish, presents to wrap...), but I did manage to make some goodies this morning. I got this recipe from an old friend, Claire, years ago and since then it has come to be an expected part of our sweet treats at Christmas time. No doubt many of you make or have made something similar, but just in case you would like to take in an extra few thousand calories over the holidays, here is the recipe:

Peanut Butter Confetti Bars

-1/2 cup margarine or butter
-1 cup smooth peanut butter
-1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
-1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips
-1 bag multi-coloured mini marshmallows

Melt and stir all ingredients except marshmallows in a double boiler until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool a little. Add 1 bag (mine was 250 g) of mini marshmallows and stir to coat them all. Pour into a 9 x 12 baking pan (I line mine with foil to make it easier to lift it out and slice up). Let it cool, cut into smallish squares.

Pan is lined with foil.

Butterscotch, peanut butter chips and butter in double boiler.

Now, the peanut butter.

Melting and getting smoother.

Wait a bit before you add the marshmallows, so you don't melt them as well.

Stir everything well so all the marshmallows are well coated.

Let it cool and harden before you try to cut it up. Decadent, sweet, and guaranteed to add about a half inch to your hips over the holidays. Enjoy!


  1. Mmmmm, I love those! I always go for them on a dainty tray!

  2. This recipe looks so delicious, easy too! My kind of recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the recipe, Merry Christmas!

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  4. Darn darn darn that sounds and looks good! I would definitely make that and probably gobble it down but fortunately/un-fortunately the only one of those ingredients I could find would be the marg and at a pinch the peanut butter if I was lucky.
    Merry Xmas!

  5. This looks so easy to make and so darn yummo! Thanks for sharing this. I think I gained 5 lbs just reading the recipe lol! Have a great time getting ready for the big day.

  6. I put my marshmallows in when it was a bit too warm so they melted a bit. It was pretty wet, so I tossed in some rice krispies. M. quite liked it like that.

  7. Yummy Jenn, your candy treat looks so good. But the snow on your porch looks so cold girl.LOL I used to be so organized . Now I can be late for sending out cards or getting gifts ready. Stay warm . Blessings for a great Christmas. xoxo, Susie

  8. Those are so yummy! My mom made them every year, along with a chocolate batch (exchange the butterscotch chips with chocolate chips). I don't make them because I don't need any more inches on my hips!

  9. I can no longer swallow such concentrated sweetness. Ain't that a shame.

  10. Thanks Jenn for sharing the recipe. I'll run it by Mr Man & see if he's up for more peanut treats (col) ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

  11. Oooh, that looks so delicious!

  12. Yum!!!! I love peanut butter more than anything in the world!!!! What I would do to have a big piece of that deliciousness with my coffee this morning! Have a wonderful Christmas, Jenn.

  13. My daughter was just making peanut butter fudge. I'll have to send her the link to your post so that she can try this. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  14. Oh Jenn that looks so gooey and good! Extra inches on my hips? More of me to love! :)

  15. Oh boy! No oven required! I might even have the ingredients. This might be on my cookie plate this year and if not this year, next. I love those flavors!

  16. I could feel my arteries closing, just reading the ingredients list. I do love that there is no baking involved! I am betwixt and between on the holiday mojo this year. I have my tiny tree up and...that is it. I do have lists!

  17. The last thing I need is to add any inches anywhere, but this looks amazing!!!

  18. I like most everything with peanut butter as a base, but I might omit the marshmallows.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  19. Anything with peanut butter would be delicious, but I wasn't sure about trh marshmallows either. Enjoy the decadence!

  20. I've never heard of this recipe but it sure looks like something I would love. Nice and easy too.