grandma's butterscotch peanut butter & marshmallow squares

christmas baking is one of those things that i just get into.  apron dawned, oven on & carols streaming in the background.  i treat it like an olympic sport.
when i think of christmas treats, obviously cookies come to mind.  every year i let the kids decide on what cookie they think santa would like, every year i try for lemon meringue pie.  santa really likes lemon meriganue pie, i try and plead...
every year we seem to bake two separate batches because in my kids mind 'santa likes variety'  when really santa likes lemon meringue pie.

cookies aside, there is one christmas treat that immediately transports me back to my single digit self, my grandma's butterscotch, peanut butter & marshmallow squares.
every christmas eve she would make a platter of these delicious treats and every christmas eve i would indulge.  the smell of butterscotch and peanut butter reminds me of her and the fondness of christmas' long ago.  gone are her baking days, so i decided that i would pick up the torch and start the tradition once again for my kids (and me) to experience.  
the one thing i love the most about this blog is passing on traditional recipes that have been enjoyed by generations over & over.

grandma's butterscotch peanut butter & marshmallow squares.

1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 pkg's butterscotch chips
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup coconut
1 pkg miniature coloured marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla


in double boiler melt together margarine, peanut butter, butterscotch chips.  let cool for a few meatus and add in the walnuts, coconut, marshmallows and vanilla.
spread in an 8-inch square baking pan and chill.

this post initially appeared on milk + confetti 


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