Confetti squares are one of those amazing retro desserts that are completely delicious, completely insane, and way too easy to make. They’re also known as peanut butter marshmallow squares or butterscotch marshmallow squares – and they’re basically a fluffy cloud of sweet peanut butter deliciousness.
**This post was originally published May 27, 2017 and updated December 17, 2019**
Confetti Squares – AKA Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
I always remember my grandmother making confetti squares. They’re simple to make, extremely sugary, and have a chewy, gooey texture that reminds me of childhood. They’re one of those desserts that you’re almost embarrassed to make because they’re so sugary – but they’re still one of my all-time favorite treats.
The recipe is super simple and there are only 4 ingredients.
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 bag butterscotch chips
- 4-5 cups rainbow marshmallows
You could obviously use regular marshmallows, but the rainbow variety are what give confetti squares their name. Plus – seeing a bag of multicolored marshmallows makes me nostalgic in the best possible way.
The flavor is similar to scotcheroos (hence why they’re sometimes called peanut butter marshmallow squares or butterscotch marshmallow squares), but they’re soft and chewy instead of crunchy. Then the marshmallows make them even sweeter.
How to Make Confetti Squares
To make confetti squares we melt together the butter, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips over low heat in a saucepan. You’ll want to go slowly here so it melts into a smooth and creamy sauce without any lumps. You could also melt them together in the microwave on medium power for 45-second intervals, stirring between each interval.
Then remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. This is absolutely necessary, otherwise, if you mix in the marshmallows while the peanut butter is still hot you’ll melt the marshmallows and end up with a big sticky mess.
Pro Tip: For extra gooey squares – use 4 cups mini marshmallows instead of 5 cups.
After the marshmallows are stirred in, the batter is spooned into our prepared pan, and we chill in the fridge to let the bars harden.
Sweet, peanut butter butterscotch marshmallow perfection. If you remember confetti squares from your childhood – then you know how delicious these are! And if you’ve never tried confetti squares before, then you definitely need to try this super easy no-bake recipe!
If you love confetti squares, make sure to try these other easy, no bake treats:
Confetti Squares - AKA Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 bag butterscotch chips , 300g
- 4-5 cup rainbow marshmallows
- Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with aluminium foil and lightly grease.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat melt together the butter, peanut butter & butterscotch chips.
- Stir occasionally until the mixture is smooth.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Stir in the marshmallows.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set in the fridge to harden (about 1-2 hours).
Was so sad when my little one was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. These were a favorite of mine growing up. I had a craving today so decided to recreate with sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. Not exactly the same but they sure hit the spot!
I’m glad you were still able to enjoy them!
You should try to find “Wow Butter”, nut free.
Agreed! This is how I make them for our family when my adult step son is around (who has a peanut allergy). Even he enjoys them!!
Can I freeze these and if not how long can they be in the fridge?
You can definitely freeze them. They’ll also last for up to 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.
Tried these tonight with salted caramel chips as the store was out of butterscotch. Fingers crossed they will be tasty!
The only colored marshmallows I can find are fruit-flavored. Is that what you use?
I typically use the non fruit flavored ones. They will still “work” per say, but I prefer non flavored ones