Peanut Butter Marshmallow Not-So-Squares

2 Comments December 22, 2011 in Food & Fun and Personal

It’s an easy recipe. But I missed an important step. Some things seem so straight-forward to me, but when all is said and done I realize, ‘I guess it wasn’t so straight-forward!!’

Here… you try it… see if you notice the omission.

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 small bag colored mini-marshmallows

  • Melt butter, peanut butter and butterscotch chips slowly over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Let cool slightly. Add one marshmallow to see if it will melt. When it’s cool enough to not melt the marshmallows stir them in, making sure they are all covered with the peanut butter mixture.
  • Pour into a 9×9 greased pan.
  • Cool.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Did you notice it? Probably not. If you are like most cooks yours probably turned out just perfectly. And mine would have too…

The measuring was easy. The melting went perfectly. The marshmallows – well perhaps I could have waited another minute or two, but it worked fine. I poured it into the greased pan. Put the lid on. Then I turned to my son and said, “Please put this in the fridge to cool.”

He did. I thought that was adequate information.

Ummm… I guess not!

Two-in-One Marshmallow Not-So-Squares: Diet pieces on the left, regular on the right. It's a fridge trick!

I forgot to say… “on a level surface”. That’s why my squares are 2″ thick on one side of the pan and about 1/4″ on the other. Trent says he’ll take the thick side and offer dieting guests the pieces from the other side.

I guess our Christmas treats will reflect us – a little lopsided!!

Take time to enjoy the crazy moments this Christmas! Laugh a little! And if you need some sweets for your dieting friends.. just tilt the pan when it goes in the fridge… Trust me. It works!

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