These chocolatey and chewy no-bake confetti squares are the perfect nostalgic childhood treat to try your hands at.
Thinking of whipping up a batch of sweet treats? These no-bake confetti squares are the perfect answer. They are incredibly easy to make, and you’ll need just a few ingredients to put them together- perfect to try out when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Tempted enough to try it out? Scroll down and keep reading to discover more about making them the right way.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients to make the no-bake confetti squares.
- 2 cups chocolate
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 4 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 10 oz mini rainbow marshmallows
Kitchen Tools Needed
How to Make the No-Bake Confetti Squares
Once you’ve got all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make these confetti squares.
Place butter on all the sides on a cake pan and set aside.
In a pot over medium heat add the chocolate and peanut butter.
Stir until the chocolate is melted and remove from heat.
Add salt and vanilla and leave it at room temperature to cool down before you add the marshmallows.
When the chocolate is still stir-able but not hot enough not to melt the marshmallows, add them to the pot and mix until everything is covered with chocolate.
Pour the mixture into the previously prepared cake pan and leave it in the fridge for around 2 hours before you cut it into squares and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peanut butter, with its classic flavor that works wonderfully with chocolate, is the best choice for this recipe. If you don’t have peanut butter or are just on the hunt for another nut butter, you could use almond butter or cashew butter or any other nut butter of your choice.
If you are allergic to nuts or just want to use another butter, you could use cookie butter or Lotus Biscoff spread too.
While confetti squares are traditionally made using a butterscotch flavored base as opposed to a chocolate base as this recipe calls for, it is exactly what makes the squares sometimes overly sweet. And if that’s not what your taste buds are ready for, chocolate is your best alternative.
You could use any chocolate you prefer, just make sure you choose a good quality to enjoy a superior taste. You could use milk chocolate if you’re still looking to enjoy a bit of sweetness, or opt for dark chocolate if you would like a nice, rich contrasting, and slightly bitter flavor to these squares.
These no-bake confetti squares are incredibly simple and easy to make and have some classic ingredients. They are super versatile, which means you can add in a lot of different add-ons to bring in some extra flavor and texture.
For instance, if you’re looking to enjoy some fruity flavor in these dessert bars, you could throw some dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots or figs, or practically any other dried berries of your choice.
Fond of that little crunchy texture? You can add any chopped nuts of your choice- walnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans are the best choices. And of course, you can always use crushed peanuts too.
Want to enjoy a caramel-y taste in your no-bake confetti squares? Throw some mini butterscotch or caramel chips into the mixture along with the marshmallows and give it a good mix.
Got your batch of no-bake confetti squares ready? You can transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 10 days. Remember that some amount of condensation will occur due to refrigeration.
If you want to store them for a longer time, you can also freeze them. Just use a freezer-safe container to keep the squares from getting freezer burn.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
Think you’re ready to get started with the recipe? Keep these little tips and tricks in mind to make sure you nail it on the first try.
- To get your no-bake confetti squares out of the mold easily, make sure you line the mold with a sheet of parchment paper, such that a bit of the paper is poking out. Then, pour the mixture and allow it to set. And when you want to get it out, all you need to do is hold the bit of parchment paper that’s poking out, and pull it out.
- If you don’t have rainbow marshmallows, you could use regular white marshmallows instead. Remember that if you are using mini marshmallows, you might need to add much more of them than you would expect.
- Not too keen on the idea of getting the prepping the pan, and cutting out the squares? You can cut down on all that effort, you can pour the mixture into muffin cups instead, and let them set for a quick and handy treat.
- To enjoy a bit of crcunhy texture into these squares, you can add some crushed cookie crumbs.
- To cut these confetti squares easily, use a hot knife and make sure you clean it after each cut you make into the mixture.
- For some extra flavor and deliciousness, you can also top these squares with a generous drizzle of Lotus Biscoff spread or some caramel sauce.
- While it is best to let these squares chill in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, you can quickly pop them in the freezer for a 20-30 minutes to get them to firm up quickly.
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- 2 cups (280g) melting chocolate
- 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
- 4 tablespoon (57g) butter
- ½ teaspoon (3g) pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 10 oz (283g) mini rainbow marshmallows
- Place butter on all the sides on a cake pan and set aside.
- In a pot over medium heat add the chocolate and peanut butter.
- Cook until the chocolate is melted and take it off the heat.
- Add salt and vanilla and leave it at room temperature to cool down before you add the marshmallows.
- When the chocolate is still stir-able but not hot enough not to melt the marshmallows, add them to the pot and mix until everything is covered with chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into the previously prepared cake pan and leave it in the fridge for around 2 hours before cutting it into squares and serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g