Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Happy Friday!

Every year at Christmas my mom would make these squares with colored marshmallows, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, plus a few other things.  I think they’re officially called ‘Confetti Squares’?  I’ve always loved them and they always bring back memories of Christmas.

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Christmas.

Well, up until last year I never knew my sister didn’t like these squares.  I was shocked!  She says it’s the butterscotch chips that she doesn’t like.  So, this year I wanted to make them for her but substitute the butterscotch chips with peanut butter chips.  I felt it was my job to make her like them just as much as I do!

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to making them with the peanut butter chips this year so I still don’t know if I can convince her to love Confetti Squares.  What I did get around to making this week, though, were these Shortbread Rocky Road Bars (Squares, whatever you want to call them) that reminded me of those Confetti Squares.

I had so many shortbread cookies in the freezer left over from Christmas that I wanted to use them up.  I also got a new cookbook where I found this great recipe that I’m sure my sister would love……no butterscotch chips involved!  The only thing is, my sister lives almost 2 hours away and, well…… they’re all gone!


Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

By Elizabeth Gorecki Published: January 18, 2013

  • Yield: 12 ( 12 Servings )
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 2 hrs 10 mins

A perfect blend of marshmallows, chocolate, and shortbread cookies!



  1. Place chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl and heat until melted.
  2. Add butter and stir until smooth.
  3. Add marshmallows and cookies pieces until well coated.
  4. Pour mixture into an 8X8 pan, pressing down with the back of a spoon.
  5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from refrigerator, cut into pieces, and enjoy!

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    1. awww… you were so sweet to modify the recipe for your sister!
      i think this is a fabulous way to use up all those leftover christmas cookies… i have a tonne of those myself…hehe

    2. Oh those sound wonderful. Shortbread is my favorite, even better with marshmallows and chocolate! thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

    3. I can understand why there aren’t any left…I would have that same problem! They sound delicious. Very sweet to think about your sister and make them so she can stare at them from afar :-) LOL! I love it!!!

    4. Well little sister I am coming home this weekend to take the boys skiing, and well I think you should try to make those squares, or those fruit rolls! I am wiling to try some of your baking and try to let you convert me to liking your version of mom’s confetti squares! By the way Rocky Road is one of my favorite ice creams! So you are on the right track! Love you, see you soon.