Recently my mom came to spend a few days with us, and my son was looking forward to baking a special treat with her.

Not only are these Peanut Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares delicious - they are definitely easy enough that the kiddos can help out.  

*Obviously this treat is NOT a Peanut Free appropriate one - so best enjoyed at home and not for school functions.*

However, since the week of the visit was also Halloween and thus more than enough sugar was already in da house -- we passed on baking these tasty treats this visit.   Still, I thought it would be a fun recipe to share for this months Why Fake it?  Just Bake it?  with Mama in the City.


1 bag (4 cups) of rainbow mini marshmallows  (you can use just white, but we live in colour here)
1 cup of unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup of chopped nuts  (I find pecan is best)
1/2 cup of peanut butter - the smooth is best
2 - 6 oz. bags of butterscotch chips


Melt butter, peanut butter and butterscotch chips in microwave on high 1 minute.   Stir.
Microwave again until melted; but not too hot.    Let cool about 1 minute.

In a separate large bowl, mix the marshmallows, coconut and chopped nuts.   Add the melted mix to the marshmallow mix and combine well.

Press into a greased 9 x 13 pan and refrigerate before cutting.


If chocolate, peanut butter and caramel is more your thing, you can always check out my other kid friendly recipe Peannuty Caramal Bars here.

Do you have a favourite family recipe that you make with your kids?