Family Recipes: Butter Mallow Squares

Every year as the holidays approach, I start baking our old family favourite recipes. Butter mallow squares are a great party treat.



Butter Mallow Squares

1/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
mini marshmallows

Melt butter, stir in brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Blend flour, baking powder and stir dry ingredients into butter mixture along with pecans or walnuts, Spread in greased 8" pan. Bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes. Immediately scatter 2 1/2 cups miniature marsh mallows on top.

Topping
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp milk
1 cup icing sugar

Melt butter, add brown sugar and simmer over low heat stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add milk stirring until mixture returns to a boil. remove from heat. Gradually add icing sugar. Heating after each addition until smooth. If needed thin icing sugar with a few drops of milk. Spread over top of marshmallows. Decorate with pecans or walnuts.


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