• Sarah Nantel


Christmas baking is one of those things that I just get into. Apron dawned, oven on & carols streaming in the background. When I think of Christmas baking, obviously cookies are the first thing to come to mind. Every year I let the kids decide on what cookie they think Santa would like. Every year I try to advocate/plead for lemon meringue pie. Santa really likes lemon meringue pie...really likes...

We always seem to bake two separate batches of cookies (not pie) because each one of my littles has a different idea of what Santa's favourite cookie is, when really Santa just wants lemon meringue pie...

Instead we end up with 4 dozen cookies (and no pie) which I guess isn't a terrible problem to have. Especially with all of the holiday hosting that we do.

Cookies/pie aside, there is one Christmas treat that immediately transports me back to my single digit self; my grandma's butterscotch, peanut butter & marshmallow squares. Every Christmas Eve she would put out a platter of these delicious treats and every Christmas Eve I would happily indulge. The smell of butterscotch and peanut butter immediately reminds me of her and the fondness of Christmas' long ago. Gone are her baking days, but never her recipes, so i decided that I would pick up the torch this year and carry on the tradition for my littles (and me, and my grandma) to experience.



1/2 cup Margarine

3/4 cup Peanut butter

2 (300g) packages Butterscotch chips

1/2 cup Walnuts

1 cup Coconut

1 (250g) package Miniature coloured marshmallows

1 tsp Vanilla


1) In double boiler melt together margarine, peanut butter, butterscotch chips.

2) Let cool for a few minutes (so as not to melt the marshmallows) and add in the walnuts, coconut, marshmallows and vanilla.

3) Spread in an 8-inch square baking pan and chill.

4) Cut into squares.

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