Butterscotch, peanut butter, marshmallows and peanuts – these candies are little bites of heaven!
Photo Updated December 2013
Originally posted May 11, 2011, I thought this candy would be perfect for Christmas. I know we all love chocolate, but sometimes you need something a little different to change things up. But don’t say I didn’t warn you – this is addictive. I tried to send off the leftovers with my husband to work, but he forgot the container, and let’s just say that I’ve had more than my fair share this weekend!
I first saw this recipe online years ago, and it has become a household staple since then. It really doesn’t get much easier than this – no candy thermometer required, no fancy ingredients, and it can really be done in only half an hour. You’ll want to remember this recipe this holiday season when you find yourself scrambling for a dessert recipe for that last minute Christmas party or those unannounced guests. You’ll be glad to have this recipe on hand!!
- 2 cups butterscotch chips
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2½ cups miniature marshmallows, divided
- ¾ cup salted peanuts, divided
- Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with foil.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the butterscotch chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Stir until smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla, salt, 2 cups of the marshmallows and ½ cup of the peanuts. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows and peanuts on top and press lightly into the top with your hands. Chill until set, 15 minutes in the freezer or an hour in the fridge.
- Cut into 25 squares.