Monday, 8 December 2014

Butterscotch Confetti

I don’t do a whole lot of Christmas baking mostly because I don’t really need to.  I make some for any Christmas celebrations we have here but our family back home does such a good job that I don’t have to bring any home.
One of my favorites to bake is Butterscotch Confetti but if we are being completely honest, I make it year round – not just at Christmas time!
Unlike most stuff I do, I seem to get worse at making this.  When I first moved to Calgary 10 years ago, mine looked as delicious and perfect as my Aunty Sandy’s.  However, over time, mine has gotten lumpy and more gritty and I am not sure why except maybe I over cook the stuff on the stove? I also just noticed last Christmas that you are supposed to put a cup of marshmallows in it while it cools which I had never done  before and I am not sure if that is why?
Anyways, if you want to give it a try the recipe comes from a Company’s Coming Cookbook that my Aunty has but I was able o find a link to a blog who posted the same recipe
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup butterscotch chips
4 cups mini marshmallows

Melt butter and peanut butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in butterscotch chips until melted. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup marshmallows until melted, or just about. Allow to cool for a few minutes, until you can hold your hand on the bottom of the pot, it should still be warm to touch.

Stir in remaining marshmallows until well coated. Pack into a 9 x 9 inch pan that has been lined with foil or parchment paper. Refrigerate and cut into 36 squares.

I freeze it as soon as it cools and hardens in the fridge.  I do that because if I didn’t, I would literally eat the whole thing in one sitting!!!

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