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Impress your guests this Thanksgiving with these meal planning tips and amazing marshmallow dessert idea! Whether you’re planning your first or 20th Thanksgiving meal, here’s some ways to make it a success.
Be the Ultimate Party Planner with these Holiday Tips:
- Plan your menu in advance. There’s nothing like scrambling last-minute to put something together and not having enough ingredients on hand. A few classics to consider: Turkey or Ham, mashed potatoes and a really good dessert.
- Have a back-up. If one of your dishes falls flat before it hits the table, have a back-up plan. Buy rolls from the bakery incase you burn your crescent rolls, and buy a jar of gravy just incase your homemade version doesn’t pan out.
- Making your own pie? Prep the dough ahead of time and freeze them until needed.
- Save oven space by making some of the dishes on the stove top (or asking family/friends to bring a dish). This will keep you on track for dinner at the scheduled time.
- It’s okay to use some store-bought items. Thanksgiving is about spending time together, so don’t overwork yourself in the kitchen.
- Don’t forget appetizers. Your guests can’t wait for dinner, but smelling all those delicious meals being created in the kitchen can work up any appetite. Have a few appetizers dishes prepped and ready.
- Keep the kids busy. Have a classic movie or fun craft station prepped in another room for kids to enjoy.
- End on a high note – with a delicious dessert (like the one I’m sharing below)!
Peanut butter, nilla wafers, marshmallow…oh my! Talk about a delicious combination. I shopped at Publix for the ingredients to pull of this simple and delicious dessert – just in time for the holidays!
Nilla, PB and Mallow Squares:
- 1 package (11 oz) Nilla Wafers, divided
- 6 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 package (10 oz) peanut butter chips
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1-1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
- 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 oz white baking chocolate
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Next, line a 9 inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Reserve 20 wafers; finely crush remaining wafers. Melt 5 tbsp. butter; mix with wafer crumbs. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Stand remaining wafers, top sides out, around side of pan. (See picture above) Sprinkle marshmallows over crust. Bake 3-5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed.
Meanwhile, microwave peanut butter chips, honey and remaining butter in microwaveable bowl on high 1 minute 15 seconds, or until chips are completely melted. Mix well then add nuts and cereal; mix well.
Press peanut butter mixture over marshmallows so it completely covers the dish. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Finally, melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over dessert. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares.
Recipe derived from Nabisco.
My whole family loves this ooey gooey dessert and I can’t wait to make it again! If you’re looking for an easy to pull off dessert recipe for the upcoming holiday – I definitely recommend this one!
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Jessi Jo Housel says
Unique recipe that is simple enough to make but looks decadent enough to entice. Adding this to my recipe try list. Saved to my pinterest and shared on facebook.
Jessi Jo Housel says
This looks to be quite original (I haven’t seen a recipe like it). It looks delicious and simple enough to make but decadent enough that it is special. Adding it to my list of recipes to try.
Lean S says
These look great! I have a big stash of marshmallows and I needed an idea for what to make with them!
Moll J says
I have literally never heard of doing anything like this before, and I’m the queen of desserts! This looks unreal, I MUST try it!!
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
This looks really yummy, I’d have to leave out the PB and peanuts though, I still think that my grandkids would love it though. 🙂
Cynthia R says
I’m a sucker for wafers and dishes that use wafers, and I love marshmallows, looks like this is the dish for me!
Julie Wood says
I am looking for different desserts to make for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is approaching and I need to get my menu started. I want to make this awesome dessert. Thanks for sharing.
Janet W. says
This looks so delicious! My family loves to eat Nilla Wafers especially in banana pudding. I’d love to try this recipe!
G K says
This looks so good! I love the use of Nilla Wafers since that’s one of my favorite cookies.
My kids would love these!
Looks amazing. Would be perfect for a party
Lula Ruger says
This looks really good and very different from anything i have seen
Jennifer that looks delicious. I have a soft spot for Nilla Wafers, but I rarely eat them because I feel like a preschool student. 😉
Andrea H says
Vanilla Wafers are SO good! If I’m not careful I could eat a whole box in one sitting. Those bars look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
Patty Leonard Woodland says
I love Vanilla Wafers – one of my favorite cookies. Add marshmallows and I think I’d be in heaven;