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

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

Enjoy!

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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?