Chocolate Confetti Squares

Chocolate Confetti Squares are an easy no-bake dessert with fruity marshmallows, melted chocolate chips and peanut butter that taste like part marshmallow treat and part fudge!

There’s Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies and Fudge Iced Brownies, but if you have a sweet tooth that only chocolate can satisfy, you need to try Chocolate Confetti Squares.

Stack of Chocolate Confetti Squares

CHOCOLATE 
CONFETTI SQUARES

No bake dessert recipes are both yummy and easy to make and confetti bars not only taste great they’re also fun to look at. You can dress Chocolate Confetti Bars up for fancy occasions or wrap them up as individual goodies for a kid’s birthday party. Or they can be a no-bake dessert that’s perfect for when company’s coming and you need something sweet to finish off your dinner.

Chocolate Confetti Bars are loaded with melted chocolate chips, peanut butter and rainbow mini marshmallows. This no bake recipe is easy enough that you can try it with the little chefs in your life when they want to try making dessert, especially if they’re fans of that rich, chocolate peanut butter flavor.

These Chocolate Confetti Squares are a great dessert to make when you have a lot of other things to get done that day and want something that can sit for a while.  If you like the chocolate version, you’ll love my recipe for Peanut Butter Confetti Squares. Instead of chocolate chips in that recipe I use a fun chip alternative you have to check out!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CONFETTI SQUARES

 
  • Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper and spray with vegetable oil spray.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, in 30 second increments, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together, stirring in between each time you microwave (this should take 90 seconds total).
  • Add in the vanilla and salt then let cool for 5 minutes (to avoid melting the marshmallows).
  • Add in ¾ of the marshmallows to the semi-cooled chocolate mixture and coat well.
  • Spread the mixture into the pan then immediately top with the remaining marshmallows and press them into the top.
  • Put the pan in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Chocolate Confetti Squares on a marble board

VARITIONS ON CHOCOLATE CONFETTI SQUARES

  • Peanut butter: There are so many varieties of peanut butter out there now and you can use any kind you’d like. Use smooth peanut butter for a creamier texture or use chunky peanut butter to get crunchy chopped peanuts in your Confetti Squares without having to mix them in separately.
  • Marshmallows: Rainbow mini marshmallows are perfect for this recipe, but if you’re feeling fancy and want to impress your dinner guests, you can make your own tasty Homemade Marshmallows. In the homemade version, the marshmallow squares will end up being a bit bigger than the mini marshmallows so you will have to chop them down into smaller sizes.
  • Chocolate chips: If you want an even chocolatier Chocolate Confetti Square, add more chocolate chips to the top of them. For one batch, about a cup chocolate chips will do to thoroughly cover the squares. I would recommend using semi sweet chocolate chips, but feel free to experiment with dark chocolate, peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips.
  • Butterscotch chips: If you can’t get enough butterscotch, add butterscotch chips to the top or melt them along with your semi-sweet chocolate chips to make rich, delicious chocolate butterscotch confetti squares. Chocolate peanut butter marshmallow squares go really well with the sweet, tangy flavor of butterscotch so trust me, your sweet tooth will thank you.
  • Rice Krispies: For a yummy crunch, stir Rice Krispies into the batter for your Chocolate Confetti Squares. This will make them have the texture of Rice Krispies with the rich chocolate of confetti bars. The puffed rice also is a great counterpoint to the soft, sugary texture of the marshmallows.

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HOW LONG ARE CHOCOLATE CONFETTI SQUARES GOOD?

  • Serve: You should serve your Chocolate Confetti Squares chilled, straight from the fridge. If it’s a hot day, you shouldn’t leave these chocolatey goodies out for long or they will start to melt.
  • Store: Confetti bars will stay fresh in the fridge for about 4 days. For best results, keep them in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap.
  • Freeze: Chocolate Confetti Bars are good frozen for up to about 3 months, and they are delicious straight out of the freezer. In order to keep them from fusing together, layer them between sheets of parchment paper or wax paper so that they don’t stick.

Chocolate Confetti Squares in a pan

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Chocolate Confetti Squares

Chocolate Confetti Squares are an easy no-bake dessert with fruity marshmallows, melted chocolate chips and peanut butter that taste like part marshmallow treat and part fudge!
Yield 16 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 ounces mini rainbow¬†marshmallows , (1 bag)

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper and spray with vegetable oil spray.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, in 30 second increments, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter together, stirring in between each time you microwave (this should take 90 seconds total).
  • Add in the vanilla and salt then let cool for 5 minutes (to avoid melting the marshmallows).
  • Add in ¾ of the marshmallows to the semi-cooled chocolate mixture and coat well.
  • Spread the mixture into the pan then immediately top with the remaining marshmallows and press them into the top.
  • Put the pan in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Chocolate Confetti Squares

Chocolate Confetti Squares

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert ‚Äď Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I am looking for a confetti square recipe that does not include peanut butter. I tried the regular recipe without the peanut butter but they did not turn out right. Thanks

    1. Thanks for catching that! You’ll want to melt it and stir with the chocolate chips and peanut butter. I’ve updated the recipe card to read correctly now.

  2. These remind me of a Christmas treat my Mom used to make Cathedral windows and they were my favorite – Can’t wait to try!

  3. I tried the same at home but I failed. I will again try the same. I really your recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m so sorry it didn’t work out with you the first time. Good for you for giving it another try! Let me know how it goes when you try it again.