Marshmallow Confetti Butterscotch Squares

Literally no holiday menu is complete without marshmallow confetti butterscotch squares. These taste like your childhood, even if you’ve never eaten them – you can imagine having them at your granny’s house. They are insanely easy to make and next to impossible to fork up the recipe. If you’re doing the holidays on a budget (aren’t we all?), these make an extremely easy and delicious gift idea. I give them every year and they win over even the toughest foodies.

Marshmallow Confetti Butterscotch Squares

What do they taste like? A mixture of baby angel tears, fine-spun unicorn hairs, hopes, dreams, holy water, and the nectar of Jesus' teat. No exaggeration. An absolute must for anyone who likes to gift (or eat) holiday treats.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter (margarine works just fine)
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows (white or rainbow)


  • In a double boiler (or a normal pot, if you're a boss like me), melt your butter and then add peanut butter and butterscotch chips. Stir frequently.
  • Add flaked coconut and cool slightly (we don't want the mixture so hot it will melt the marshmallows).
  • Add marshmallows to a large bowl. Pour butterscotch mixture over your marshmallows and mix gently with a spatula.
  • Pour mixture into a greased (or parchment papered) 9"x12" pan.
  • Put into the fridge until fully chilled and then cut into squares.


Alternatively: You can portion out this recipe easily into silicone muffin cups (mini size or regular size) to have pre-made portions without needing to cut into squares.
Keyword #holiday, Christmas, dessert, sweets