Baptist Church Ladies Peanut Butter Squares

Baptist Church Ladies Peanut Butter Squares

We call this recipe the Baptist Church Ladies Peanut Butter Squares because they were the ones who popularized this recipe.  It is usually served after church during coffee hour.   Every time there is a craft and bake fundraiser sale, the church ladies will present their signature dessert,  the peanut butter marshmallow squares or better known as Peanut Butter Squares.  I could easily remove the name Baptist Church Ladies from the recipe, but since they were the ones who I learned it from, I thought I should give them some credit.

My Aunt who used to run the Black Cat Ranch in Hinton, Alberta  wrote a recipe book, and this  is one of the many great recipes she treasures.   It is a very easy recipe to make, and the peanut butter marshmallows combination gives the dessert a very nice texture, smooth to the tongue.

Basically, there are four ingredients:
– Butter
– Peanut Butter
– Butterscotch chips
– Miniature marshmallows

Peanut Butter and Marshmallows are great ingredients and there are many wonderful dessert recipes made with them.  What’s even better is that they are gluten free.

Baptist Church Ladies Peanut Butter Bars with Marshmallows
peanut butter bars recipe
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4.67 from 3 votes

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

No bake gluten free peanut butter bar recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: gluten free peanut butter bars, no bake peanut butter bars, Peanut butter bars with Marshmallows
Servings: 12


  • stove


  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1//2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1-1/4 cup miniature marshmallows


  • Step 1: Melt the following in a heavy pot: 1/2 cup butter or margarine , 1 cup peanut butter , 1-1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • Stir in 1-1/4 cup of Miniature marshmallows
  • Pour into a greased 9 inch x 9 inch square pan.
    recipe for peanut butter bars
  • Cool in refrigerator.

If you are considering another comfort food dessert that can be served during church coffee hours, consider another one of our favourite, tse Grace Harbour Apple Cobbler named after Grace Harbour, in Desolation Sound, made with apples from the wild apple orchard.

6 thoughts on “Baptist Church Ladies Peanut Butter Squares”

  • 5 stars
    The texture of the marshmallows is smooth and slippery. This is a great no bake gluten free dessert. I find that you can cut it to one inch square bite size pieces. or serve them in two inch square pieces. Beware. It is so good one can overeat. 😷😷

  • This is one of my favorite desserts anytime. Especially so during the holidays. Using pecans with or without the marshmallows is a great twist.

    Be blessed!

  • You can have many variations to this recipe:
    (1) Use colored marshmallows (2) Add Coconut flakes (3) Add chocolate icing. Enjoy! I tried this recipe and I love it.

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