Wordful Wednesday for December 11, 2013

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)!

love amb

27 thoughts on “Wordful Wednesday for December 11, 2013

  1. I remember these!!!! I cut them and wrapped them in plastic wrap, hoping that would prevent me from eating the entire pan at once. Ha, I tell you, ha! Did that not work. Best recipe ever 🙂

    Love that you’re feeling ebullient. ‘Tis the season. Throw some ebullience my way, would you friend? I wouldn’t know a sparkle or fleck of glitter if it hit me in the eye as my word of the day is “exhausted.” So glad you’re around to remind me to smile, amb 😀

    • Good morning Liz! I was just thinking about you – I’ve been saving your message to read during my break today. We’ll just pretend that we’re hanging out having our coffee in the same place, ok? Will energize both of us 🙂

      I can for sure send some ebullience your way, and I’ll be extra careful not to hit you in the eye. How could you read blogs if you couldn’t see?! Speaking of which, I’m off to visit food for fun … see you soon, my friend!

  2. are you trying to claim these as a “holiday” treat? um these are all year round. our signature holiday ones are nuts&bolts, sugar cookies (some beautiful; some that must be eaten right away before anyone sees) and thumbprint cookies. i think i’m missing some, but i of course can’t remember anymore.

    2 weeks til christmas!

    • You’re right!! We eat these pretty much 12 months of the year, but all of the things you listed are definitely holiday-only. And don’t forget our cherry chews! And your world famous chocolate mint sandwich cookies 😀

  3. i love pb anything.
    i like making eggnog with non-milk and a little something extra. i’ve tried almond milk so far. i’m thoroughly impressed with myself. no official recipe… i just take the common ingredients and then sort of “a little of this and a little of that” and tada!

    • Just one of the many many reasons why we’re friends! 😀

      Do you really? That’s awesome! I love that you just put it together based on your mood and what you have on hand. A nice and relaxed way to create some delciousness!

  4. YUM!!! I’m so glad you shared the recipe! Since you mentioned them I’ve wanted to try some! A little mentally strewn about over here today. But it’s okay! I’ll just have more coffee and they I’ll be ebullient, too. 😉

    • My pleasure. 🙂 PS: loving “mentally strewn about” and pretty sure I’m going to be saying it from now on. SUCH a great phrase! Now I’M ebullient 😉 xoxoxoxox

    • These are good any time of the day! Or night. Not that I eat them when I’m up late reading blogs and listening to christmas music, or anything 😉

  5. I am ebullient for your blog, and those peanut butter marshmallow squares! YUM!

    *I* AM my signature treat for the Holidays. 😉

    Unfortunately, my breakfast was no better (coffee, cinnamon donuts and mince pies), but that’s cool, I think that philosophy of relaxing and enjoying the heck out of it all should be practised all year round! 🙂

    • Yeah, well, I am ebullient for you, so there you go. Works out well!

      Lol! Oh, well done. Such smoothness, as always! I love it. I will save my response to that one for later 😉

      I think everyone deserves sugar and coffee for breakfast once in a while – the perfect way to mix things up AND get a nice little energy boost! 🙂

  6. Your recipe sounds amazing! I am liking how playing catch up is totally working fr me….I have our weekend movie lined up…now I have snacks…this is definitely making me ebullient!! xox

    • Catch up? Pfft. As if you and I would ever need to catch up! That implies that we, like, have stuff to talk about, or something 😉 I’m so glad that you’re getting some time to catch up in the blogsphere, I’ve missed seeing your lovely face around here! xoxoxox

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