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Butterscotch Coconut Squares

My former boss used to prepare these sweet morsels for her staff at Christmas. When I got the recipe, I was thrilled to discover they're not hard to make.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Grease a 9-in. square pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt the butterscotch chips, peanut butter and remaining butter until smooth. Cool for 20 minutes. Stir in marshmallows just until combined (do not melt marshmallows). Pour into prepared pan; sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 square: 123 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • KAM-PA
    May 19, 2015

    I really tried to like these, I love anything sweet, sorry, these were entirely too sweet. I held out hope someone would eat them, but ended up throwing out most of the pan. What a waste of good peanut butter! I'm sticking with TOH's Creamy Peanut Butter Pie when the family wants something peanut buttery--that's the best peanut butter dessert EVER!!

  • proesner
    Jan 5, 2014

    We love this at Christmastime. So easy to make. We give them in our goodie gifts.

  • KScales
    Aug 1, 2011

    Originally, this recipe said to cut into 1-inch pieces, which is how you would get 6-1/2 dozen. Upon reviewing it, we agree that is too small for this kind of recipe. The recipe will be updated to cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces, which will yield 3 dozen.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • ceecee76
    Jul 28, 2011

    how can this possibly make 6 1/2 dozen in a 9-inch square pan? that is 78 pieces! If you could manage to cut them without them crumbling into pieces, they'd be smaller than bite-sized.

  • bratgrr1
    Oct 30, 2009

    How does this make 78 servings? 1" squares? The photograph does not show 1" squares.

  • stellatur
    Oct 26, 2009

    Very easy to make! It's extremely sweet! I put mine in the freezer so it would mold faster, and it worked!