I’m kind of shocked that in the 7 years I’ve been writing this blog I have never posted the recipe to one of my favorite holiday treats. My mom used to make these Butterscotch Bars as part of her Christmas cookie plate to give to neighbors and friends when I was growing up, and I’ve kept the tradition alive by making them every year for our cookie plates (and plenty of extras to eat ourselves!).
I’ve had lots of friends call this my “peanut butter fudge” even though it only has a small amount of peanut butter…and it’s not a fudge. But whatever you call it, Butterscotch Bars or peanut butter fudge or graham cracker marshmallow heaven, these holiday treats are worth trying!
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (or a nut of your choice) - OPTIONAL
- 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup butterscotch chips (found next to the chocolate chips)
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Beat eggs lightly in a small bowl. Combine eggs, sugar, and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool.
- Add nuts and graham cracker crumbs and stir. Add marshmallows and continue stirring until combined.
- Pat mixture into a 9x13 pan.
- In a small saucepan, melt butterscotch pieces over low heat; stir in peanut butter and mix well.
- Spread melted butterscotch/peanut butter mixture over the crumb mixture in the pan. Let cool until the butterscotch mixture is solid. Cut into bite-sized squares. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Now let’s see what you’ve been cooking!
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Yum, this reminds me of something my grandma used to make! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
I’ve always made them with marshmallows, so I don’t know how they would turn out without marshmallows, but you can certainly try!
Can these be made without marshmallows? What would be a good substitute for the marshmallows? Thanks.
How could I have forgotten about butterscotch bars???!!! I’m a huge fan of cookie with butterscotch chips, and bars are even better. Oh boy, guess what I’m going to be making – soon! Great recipe that has all the extra fun things marshmallows and graham crackers!!
I have never had these before but they sound wonderful and something I would like to attempt to make thanks for posting this recipe.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
Oh my goodness, my father would absolutely love these! And a bonus, they look easy to make.
Butterscotch chips make a great addition to cookies. Oatmeal Scotchies are good even though oatmeal cookies themselves are somewhat lacking. It looks like I will need to head out and pick up some marshmallows so we can try this recipe.
shelly peterson says
This recipe looks delicious. the kids would sure love it, I’m going to have to make this.
Butterscotch chips can be found right next to chocolate chips (sorry, I had a typo and added the location hint in the recipe for people who haven’t cooked with butterscotch chips before). :)
Looks yummy! I am going to try this recipe
Southern Angel says
This is my favorite time of the year for cooking and making goodies. I love giving them out as gifts and that list is long. People start before Thanksgiving asking me when I will start making things. Question where do I find butterscotch bars?? What are they exactly??