Chocolate Confetti Squares.
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips.
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter.
1/4 cup butter or hard margarine.
9 oz (250g) of mini coloured marshmallows.
Heat first three ingredients in large heavy saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often, until almost melted. Removw from heat; stir until smooth. Let stand about 15 minutes, until lukewarm.
Add marshmallows. Stir until coated. Press firmly into 9 x 9" foil lined pan. Chill until firm. Cuts into 36 squares.
These are very sweet, and just slightly peanut buttery. They will surely disappear fast Sunday.
I discovered that, since i used a 9 x 13 pan, there seemed to be not enough chocolate to marshmallows; they clumped together but there was a lot of gaps with no chocolate. I used such a big pan because i want to be able to cut it so there is enough for 40 people. So, i made another batch of the chocolate and just poured it over top, shaking the pan to get it into the spaces.
Yum, melted chocolaty goodness. I underestimated the amount of space the marshmallows would take up in the pot, and therefore I had to transfer the whole mix into the working bowl of my mixer while stirring in order to get the last bit in.
I also want to share with you some of the pictures I took last night. This week, i work 3 until 11PM. Yesterday afternoon at about 2, it started snowing, it came down quickly and became messy. By 5, the city bus commission decided to pull some routes, and all buses had stopped by nine; usually they go until midnight. I went out on my lunch and break, and on my walk home, and took these pictures.
Germain Street -- 6:30 PM.
Bench by City Market (out of the wind) -- 6:30 PM.
Clock Tower at Market Square -- 6:45 PM.
Tree on King Square -- 11PM.
Gates to Loyalist Burial Grounds -- 11PM.
Elliott Row sidewalk -- 11:15 PM.
My car the next day -- January 13th, 2011 about 11 AM.
Thankfully, i only had to clear and move it. It is a rented parking spot and the snowplough is coming :-)