These are close to the Butterscotch Rice Krispy treats my grandma used to make me as a kid which I believe are called Scotcheroos but I know my grandma doctored everything up and never followed a recipe anyway.

Susan and I love marshmallows like nobody’s business.  The only way I could possibly like these even more is by using sunflower seed butter rather than PB.  My wheels are already turning for when I get home to San Diego….haha!

GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate

GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars (Vegetarian) with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
1/ 2 bag Marshmallows (150 grams, approximately).   Sweet and Sara brand is vegan.
1/2 bag Butterscotch Chips (100 grams, approximately). If you want to keep this recipe vegan, you can use Chocolate Chips, not butterscotch chips
1/2 c Peanut Butter
1/3 c Vegan Butter
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions
Melt the Butterscotch Chips, PB & Butter, stir to combine, and add vanilla.

Place the marshmallows in a greased/sprayed small baking dish (8 x 8 pan would work well)

Optional: Add 1/4 c chocolate chips and 1/4 c Butterscotch Chips to the Marshmallows

Pour the Melted Mixture Over the Marshmallows & Stir/Fold gently.  Let it rest in the freezer or fridge until it sets up.

Here are pictures of the process.  Looks like a lot, but honestly, these came together in less than 10 minutes, and even less time if you use store-bought frosting and don’t make your own.

Butter, peanut butter and butterscotch chips
Peanut Butter and Butter in bowl with spoon
Butterscotch chips added to peanut butter and butter
 Melt the butter, PB, and butterscotch chips
Butter, peanut butter and butterscotch chips in microwave

Stir and add in the vanilla

Melted butterscotch mixture with vanilla added
Hand holding bottle of vanilla

Marshmallows + Optional Chocolate Chips & Butterscotch Chips sprinkled in

Bag of marshmallows and marshmallows in container
Extra butterscotch and chocolate chips never hurt, right?
Marshmallows with chocolate and butterscotch chips

Pouring melted butter, PB, butterscotch chips, & vanilla over the top

Pouring peanut butter mixture over marshmallow mixture
 The smell is like heaven on earth
Peanut butter mixture poured over marshmallows

Stirred and gently folded everything together.  Horrible lighting but food photography quality does not effect the food’s taste.  haha!

 
GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars stirred together

Into the freezer for 5 minutes to cool

Bars placed in freezer

Remove from freezer and Optional: Frosting!  

Any kind will do but I used my recipe for Vegan Chocolate Frosting  (I had some leftover from making GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting)

Or if you want to keep the Peanut Butter theme alive, use Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Frosting   

Vegan Chocolate Frosting spread over marshmallow bars

Went back in the freezer for a half hour to set up

Chilled GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Skylar waited patiently for food photos to be over with so she could dig in!  Photos first, then eat.  She knows The Rule.  Wasn’t too happy about it but….

Little girl at table staring at bars
Little girl at table smiling at finished GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

….She can cheese it up for the camera on command.  Especially when there’s incentive.

Little girl smiling with GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on table
A bit tricky to get out of the pan.  In an ideal world I would have used an 8×8 pan but I am on vacation and don’t have that so the Corningware sufficed.

Enter: The Incentive

Little girl eating one bar

This square is about 1 inch x 1 inch.  I rarely say something is too rich.  These are beyond rich.

GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate
Side view of GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
Hand holding GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
The underside.  A little messy, but who cares!
Underside of GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
Hand holding GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting showing marshmallows
Close up of GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate
This was amazing.  It was well worth every last ridiculously rich bite.

From yesterday’s post about The Rules of Life and what life rules or mottos you try to live by, thanks for the wonderful comments, everyone.

And thanks for the compliments on our beach pictures!

Photo of beach in Aruba
Young girl and woman in bathing suits on dock

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Questions
1. Best Thing You Ate or Did over the Weekend? 
We went out for a drink on the beach at Happy Hour last night which was fun!  Pictures to follow in an upcoming post.  Just being here on vacation with my family is all I could possibly ask for!  Such a blessing and I am so happy!

2. Favorite Holiday Baking Recipe?
I am seeing so many great ones around the sphere from Holly and Tina’s Dipped Oreo Balls to lots of variations on Chocolate Dipped Pretzels I’ve seen to Jessica’s PB Cookies to Katie’s Monkey CupsIt’s just too hard to choose what I want to make next.

3. What’s the richest dessert that you have ever eaten or that comes to mind?
Lots of people would say cheesecake I think.

My Raw Vegan GF Cheesecake is rich, indeed.

Raw Vegan GF Cheesecake slice in container
Raw Vegan GF Cheesecake in container with slice taken out

Also my Vegan Bananas Foster is rich.   

Something about all the sugar and (vegan) butter and alcohol I think.
Vegan Bananas Foster
Vegan Bananas Foster simmering
Close up of Vegan Bananas Foster in container
 
But the GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting may just take the really rich cake.
GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bar on plate
 
What’s your Favorite Really Rich Dessert?
 
After all this dessert talk, it’s time for a workout!  Have a great wrap up to your weekend, everyone!

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