So I ended up making peanut butter marshmallow squares last night after all. But! I only made one pan. And !! I only ate one row of said pan. And !!! It was the short one. This is progress, right?!?
Hi. How are you? I hope you’ve had more than just coffee and sugar for breakfast, because one of us really should be able to finish a sentence without getting completely distracted by all of the shiny objects in yesterday’s post, and it should probably be you. I, meanwhile, should probably have a contingency plan in place for days like today, so that when I get … wait. Hang on. What were we talking about ?!?
I’m teasing, of course. As if anything could distract me from the wonderfulness of all of you! Not enough peanut butter and marshmallows in the world, you guys. Although my morning sugar high got me thinking: isn’t that feeling what the holidays are all about? When you get that shiny, excited, sugary feeling – whether it’s from your favourite holiday treat or song or just the way the sunlight sparkles on the snow – shouldn’t you just relax and enjoy the heck out of it?
Easier said than done I know, but I’m going to try and do it anyway. Which brings us to today’s edition of Wordful Wednesday! Today’s word is ebullient: overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement.
In other words …
How I feel when I’m planning our Virtual Advent Calendar. I know we’re only on Day Three, but my goodness, I’m having fun! And I hope you are too. Here’s today’s treat:
amb’s excellent peanut butter marshmallow squares of ebullience
I posted this recipe about a million years ago, back when I first started blogging, but a lot of you hadn’t come to play yet! And I’d hate for you to miss out on all the fun. And calories.
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
½ cup of butter
3/4 pkg of butterscotch chips
1 pkg of mini marshmallows
Toppings (optional): Reeses Pieces, chocolate chips, oreo cookies, or anything else you feel like!
Melt everything except the marshmallows over the stove or in the microwave (if you’re using the stove, combine the ingredients in a bowl and rest it on top of a pot of gently simmering water. That way you won’t burn the deliciousness!)
Let cool slightly before mixing in marshmallows. Pour into a pan and let set in the fridge (or the freezer, if you’re like me and think any more than 15 minutes is too long to wait)
Top with whatever additional goodies you desire, cut into squares, and enjoy!
(I have also been known to add an extra layer of marshmallows and reeses to the bottom of my pan, as well as the top)
Do you have a signature treat that you make during the holidays? Tell me all about it in the Comments (and link to the recipe if you can)!