Friday, September 24, 2010

Twitter made me do it

It started with a chips sale at Buy-Low. And when I say chips, I mean the chocolate and butterscotch variety, not their distant savoury relatives: ketchup and salt & vinegar. I resisted the urge and turned my cart instead towards the healthier store perimeter

Back at home, I happened upon a tweet from @jackhonky (of Eat the Love fame) about some questionable chips he had stumbled upon.

To which I responded:

and linked to the best proxy photo I could find online. It looked a bit like this, but even less appetizing:

Then @kickpleat (of Everybody Likes Sandwiches) piped up:

I can't think of a better way to describe butterscotch delight. It's so wrong, yet so very very right.

Before long, I was back at the Buy Low buying butterscotch chips and day-glo Jet Puffs. I considered substituting homemade marshmallows, but why pretend something's high-brow when it's clearly not.

Butterscotch Delight (or, as we call it, Marshamel)

1 bag butterscotch chips
1/3 cup salted butter (if you use unsalted, just add a pinch of salt)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup coconut
2/3 of a package of Jet Puff mini coloured marshmallows (go with your gut here)

Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Melt the butterscotch chips and butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and coconut. At this point, the mixture should be fairly liquid. Carefully stir in the mini marshmallows.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and chill in the fridge until set. Store in the fridge and eat as your tummy demands.

Source: An email from my Mom, although she credits the Unifarm cookbook.


theblogisthenewblack said...


diandra said...

i love butterscotch delight. i have yet to make them as these two wonderful boomer ladies sell 6 of them for $3 at the farmer's market every saturday. and our farmer's market goes year round. they don't make it to saturday dinner time. let me just tell you that. xo

Lindsay W said...

I love the treat hierarchy! Sometimes you just crave low-brow. I will likely make these... soon.

kickpleat said...

you are awesome! i'd love to make these and luckily the holidays are coming up and i can share these technocolour beauties with friends! they do look scarily delicious.

HollyStar said...

Greetings from Ottawa! I'm a friend of Donna M.'s and I have been loving your blog for a few years now. I couldn't resist posting my first comment. These are one of my Prairie-raised hubby's favourite treats. This slice is mandatory at every Christmas gathering. Good for you for spreading the butterscotchy love! Hugs, Holly

The Casual Baker said...

thanks for stopping by everyone. i like comments almost as much as butterscotch delight.

Anonymous said...

ooh, yes, a prairie delight, called Butterscotch confetti by Jean Pare of "company's coming" cookbook fame...btw, diandra, lucky you, that the boomer ladies make them...