A good recipe for marshmallow squares requires 3 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 4 cups of miniature marshmallows, and 4 cups of crispy rice cereal. This recipe yields two dozen marshmallow squares.
To prepare this recipe, melt the butter over low heat in a large saucepan, add the vanilla, and stir in the marshmallows. Once the marshmallows have melted, add the crispy rice cereal, and stir the mixture until the cereal is coated. Pour the cereal into a coated 9-by-15-inch pan, and use a sheet of wax paper to press the mixture into the pan until it is flat and even. Allow it to sit for about three hours before cutting into squares.
A recipe for peanut butter marshmallow squares requires 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 bag of butterscotch chips, and 1 bag of white mini marshmallows. To prepare, melt together the butter or margarine, peanut butter and butterscotch chips on very low heat. Once the mixture has fully melted, allow it to cool enough so that it does not melt the marshmallows. Stir in the marshmallows, and pour the mixture into a greased 11-by-13-inch pan, refrigerate, and cut into small squares. This recipe yields 40 pieces and has a preparation time of 15 minutes.