Peanut Butter Butterscotch Squares


So as I am told, these are very bizarre and no one has ever heard of them before, at least in my friend circle. These delicious squares are most assuredly an East Coast thing – shout out to my beloved Maritimes! I grew up eating these during my summers, both homemade and bought from the local Co-Op grocery store. They are sweet and decadent and you definitely don’t need too many, but MAN are they good. If you are here for a butterscotch, peanut butter, marshmallow kind of party, then click on through to follow along!30349981461_fcaa5bc069_h

There are 4 ingredients in this recipe. That’s it. In a pot or double-boiler, you want to melt 1 cup of creamy peanut butter…


…300 g (I believe this was between 1 3/4 cup and 2 cups – both DO work, the latter will just be a little more solid and butterscotch-y) of butterscotch chips…


…and 1/2 cup of butter. Salted or unsalted will do. Stir constantly over low heat until it is smooth and combined. When you have reached that point, remove from heat and let it cool slightly – you don’t want to melt the marshmallows!


Next, you will need 1 package of mini marshmallows. I used the rainbow kind, because that’s what I grew up with and this is a throwback dish, damn it!


When your butterscotch-peanut-butter-butter concotion has cooled slightly, add your marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are all coated!


Pour the mixture into a greased pan. I used a 13 x 9 pan, but the beauty of this recipe is you can use any sized pan! It all depends on how thick you want your squares to be. Refrigerate until set.


Cut, and enjoy these whimsical little nuggets of sweetness!

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Squares


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 300 g butterscotch chips
  • 1 package mini marshmallows


  1. In a pot over low heat, or in a double boiler, melt peanut butter, butter, and butterscotch chips. Stir until combined.
  2. Remove mixture from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Stir mini marshmallows into the mixture until all marshmallows are coated.
  4. Pour mixture into a greased pan. Refrigerate until set.
  5. Enjoy!

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