Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars)

Short and sweet post today…

.. so I’ve been dealing with a sick husband the past couple of days. While shopping for “sick” groceries (stuff we don’t have on hand, that are good to have around for illness – OJ, chicken soup, yogurt, etc), somehow I started thinking about confetti bars.

Yeah, I have no idea either. My brain sometimes makes completely bizarre leaps like that.

Anyway, confetti bars. Haven’t had em in a long time, and have noticed that they definitely aren’t the ubiquitous party / holiday treat here, that they are back home. You can’t go to a Canadian potluck, Christmas dinner, or wedding social without coming across these things! I’m not taking any credit for the recipe itself, as it’s one that you just learn as a kid, and absolutely everyone knows. You know, aside from most of the Minnesota locals that I know!

Are they a Canadian thing? I don’t know. Whatever they are, they take like 2 minutes to make, and are super addictive. Definitely a case of “The whole being greater than the sum of its parts”!

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6 thoughts on “Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars)

  1. I have been looking for this recipe for ever, thanks! Tastes just like home! I’m a Canadian transplanted to Arizona. It’s so nice to have some taste of home.


  2. Definitely a Canadian thing. Grew up in Saskatchewan, where they were always to be found wherever people brought baking, but it’s been harder than I thought to find a recipe, and the only recipes I’ve found have been on Canadian sites (is it a prairies thing?) does anyone know how to do the chocolate ones – do you just use chocolate chips instead of butterscotch?

    1. Yep – just use milk or dark chocolate chips in place of butterscotch. I’ll add an extra tablespoon of butter in with it if using dark chocolate, but that’s about all!

  3. Finally!! Oh goodness in have been a searching for this for a so long. I also am a Canadian now living in Arizona and wow I could never describe this enough to anyone to get the recipe and I can not wait to make this for my kiddos. I am so glad I finally came across this.

  4. Could be a prairie thing – I grew up with them in BC, but my Grandma was from Manitoba and they were one of her FAVOURITE. My mom always rolled them into a log shape covered while warm & rolled them in coconut and then made thin slices when it was cool. Definitely the same recipe though. Thanks for sharing!

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