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Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

These no bake Peanut Butter Confetti Squares is a classic dessert recipe that’s a hit with young and old alike. With just 4 ingredients these Peanut Butter Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars are soft, colourful and simple to make.

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

Easy Butterscotch Confetti Squares

We all know this time of year is a hectic one, so a simple and easy no bake dessert is highly needed, which is why I love this recipe for Peanut Butter Snowballs.

Well, Peanut Butter Confetti Bars are most likely the classic recipe that’s been made for generations, and will always be a holiday baking staple. Even easier are these Polar Bear Donuts – which kids are crazy over, might I add.

These Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares {AKA Confetti Bars}, is a treat to enjoy any time of the year yet especially during the holidays. Every year I make this during Christmas time.

It’s a great choice on a plate of assorted goodies, yet also super easy and popular for baking exchanges. I tend to make these squares and my Christmas Trash Snack Mix and Eggnog Cookies every year.

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

How do you make peanut butter confetti squares?

To make the best Peanut Butter Butterscotch Confetti Squares, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • butter
  • cup peanut butter
  • butterscotch chips
  • mini rainbow marshmallows

To Make: Melt peanut butter and butter in a large saucepan on LOW heat, just until melted. Then add the butterscotch chips on LOW heat until they melt and you have a combined mixture.

Remove the mixture from heat entirely, and allow to cool to room temperature. This will take about 10-15 minutes, but necessary so the marshmallows don’t melt when added.

Next you fold the marshmallows into the peanut butter mixture until combined, and press into the bottom of the pan. For this you can use a 8×8 greased baking pan, or also line a pan with wax paper. Refrigerate until firm and then cut into squares – it’s just that easy.

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Confetti Squares

Watch the included video to see how simple it is to make Confetti Squares. If you’d like to double the batch, just know that the cooling time before adding the marshmallows will increase, yet the instructions would be the same.

 

 

If you do increase this recipe, use multiple 8×8 pans or a larger one. Since this is such a simple and delicious no bake holiday treat, I encouraging making more!

Some recipes call for the addition of rice krispies, or use the fruity marshmallows – and dong so is just fine. I like to keep this as one of my easy recipes for the holiday season, so for me 4 ingredients is where it’s at.

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

Can you freeze confetti squares?

I also love that you absolutely CAN freeze confetti squares, and I have some in my freezer right at this moment in tins for myself and for friends. To freeze, layer the squares in between parchment paper so they don’t stick together.

When taking out of the freezer, they thaw fast too. This means you can take them out when company arrives and always have a holiday dessert to offer.

Or, take one out to enjoy when your sweet tooth craves.

If you’re wanting another holiday square dessert idea, also give my White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars a try!

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares is a classic recipe that is perfect to enjoy, and they can be made with chocolate chips instead of butterscotch too. This turns these Easy Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares into a Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares tasty treat.

Depending on availability, I’ve made them with colourful marshmallows and standard mini – you can change this up to suit any holiday.

Enjoy the recipe friends!

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Confetti Squares

Peanut Butter Confetti Squares

Yield: 24 squares
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

These no bake Peanut Butter Confetti Squares is a classic dessert that's a hit with young and old alike. Simple to make and just 4 ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 5 cups rainbow mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Line a 8x8 pan with foil and lightly grease. Set aside
  2. Ina  saucepan over LOW heat, melt butter and peanut butter. Then add the butterscotch chips and stir until melted
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature
  4. Stir in the marshmallows until coated and pour into the pan
  5. Refrigerate until hardened, about 1-2 hours
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 squares
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 23gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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14 Comments

  1. Just wanted to give a little tip , we are a peanut free family due to allergies and WOW butter is an absolutely perfect substitute for the peanut butter , we make your confetti squares with wow butter and you cant even tell the difference

    1. Thanks for that tip. We use WOW butter for school but regular PB at home. This would make these school safe. 🙂

  2. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter treats in my household. The colourful mini marshmallows are always a special addition too!

  3. I love these and make them when I feel like something sweet. I use chocolate chips in mine as I love the mix of peanut butter and chocolate. After seeing the picture I’m going to have to make some tonight. 🙂

  4. I’ve had these a couple times. I don’t think I could make them at home though I would eat them all lol. So good!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. My mom used to make these all the time. I loved them, and I miss her. Perhaps I will make some.

  6. These squares are so good! I’ll have to remember to add them to my Christmas baking list!

  7. Love love love these ! they are a big hit here in our home , we also use wow butter for ours and they turn out great every time !!

  8. I loved these as a kid. I haven’t made them for my own kids yet though. I’m sure they would love them.

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