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!
I’m teaming up once again with From Val’s Kitchen and This Mama Loves for our weekly recipe linky. Please post the direct link to your recipe (not your blog URL) and the name of your recipe below. Then be sure to visit again next Monday for a new recipe and another chance to link up!
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