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Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe – NILLA, PB, and Mallow Squares

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Make your holiday celebration extra special with this tasty and unique Nilla, PB, Mallow Squares Thanksgiving Dessert recipe! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy!

The biggest cooking holiday of the year is fast approaching, and now is the time to start preparing for a house full of guests. So much planning goes into Thanksgiving entertaining including dinner, the menu, the shopping, and the cooking, it’s hard to find the time to make dessert.

Instead of grabbing a store-bought pie, give this Nilla, PB, Mallow Squares Thanksgiving Dessert recipe a try! Made with Nilla Wafers, peanut butter, peanuts, and marshmallow, this delectable dessert recipe for Thanksgiving is the perfect end to your turkey feast!

Best of all, it’s quick, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

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How to Make NILLA, PB, and Mallow Squares Thanksgiving Dessert

Speaking of simple, creative, and delicious Thanksgiving dessert ideas, this NILLA, PB and Mallow Squares recipe from Nabisco will have your guests asking for more.

And while it tastes as though you spent hours in the kitchen, in reality, this mouth-watering Thanksgiving dessert actually takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.

You will find the complete ingredients and instructions listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% my own.

Kitchen Tools You May Need

Another thing I love about this Thanksgiving dessert recipe is that you only need a few supplies and ingredients to make it.

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Ingredients You Will Need for this easy Thanksgiving Dessert

  • NILLA Wafers, divided
  • butter
  • miniature marshmallows
  • peanut butter chips
  • honey
  • roasted peanuts
  • crisp rice cereal
  • white baking chocolate
NILLA, PB and Mallow Squares Thanksgiving dessert recipe

NILLA, PB, and Mallow Instructions

Step One: Prep Pan

Begin by preheating the oven to 350, and lining a 9″ square pan with foil, making sure it extends over the sides.

Step Two: Blend Nilla Wafers

Place 20 NILLA wafers to the side, then take the rest and crumble them into a fine consistency. Using a blender makes quick work of this!

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Step Three: Add Melted Butter

Next, melt 5 tablespoons butter either in microwave safe bowl or on the stove, and stir it into the NILLA wafer crumbs. Once combined it should have a consistency similar to damp sand at the beach you’d use to make a sand castle.

NILLA PB and Mallow squares recipe thanksgiving mix butter and cookie crumbs

Step Four: Make and Bake Crust

Press the wafer/butter mixture into the bottom of the foil lined baking pan, and bake for 10 minutes.

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Step Five: Add Cookies and Marshmallows

Once you remove the crust from the oven, take the remaining NILLA wafers and stand them around the sides of the pan with the top sides facing out, and then sprinkle the marshmallows over the crust.

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Step Six: Bake

Return it to the oven to bake for 3 to 5 more minutes – just until the marshmallows begin to puff.

Step Seven: Make Topping

Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter chips, honey and remaining butter into a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or until the chips are completely melted and the mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. You can also use a double boiler for this step if you prefer.

Now add in the dry roasted peanuts and the cereal and mix well until the mixture is thoroughly blended.

Spoon the mixture over the marshmallows until the marshmallows are completely covered.

Step Eight: Refrigerate Until Set

Refrigerate the whole thing for 2 hours. Or, if making this the night before Thanksgiving Day, you could leave it in overnight, so that all you have to do in the morning is remove it from the refrigerator, let it warm to room temperature, and then…

NILLA PB and Mallow squares recipe thanksgiving press mixture over marshmallows until completely covered

Step Nine: Drizzle White Chocolate

Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions on the package, then drizzle it over the dessert. Let it stand until the chocolate is firm.

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Now all that is left is to use the foil handles to remove it from the pan and place it on a serving plate before cutting it into squares. Doesn’t it look delicious?!

And just wait until you taste it! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy! It’s like a little piece of heaven, and your guests will love it!

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Printable Nilla, PB, and Mallow Squares Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe Card

Yield: 12 squares

NILLA, PB and Mallow Squares

Nilla, PB, and Mallow Squares Thanksgiving dessert recipe

A delicious dessert that takes minutes to prepare! The perfect combination of salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg, 11 ounce NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package, 10 ounce peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 - 1/2 cups roasted peanuts
  • 1 - 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 ounce white baking chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350, and line a 9" square pan with foil, making sure it extends over the sides.
  2. Place 20 NILLA wafers to the side, then take the rest and crumble them into a fine consistency. Using a blender makes quick work of this!
  3. Melt 5 tablespoons butter either in microwave safe bowl or on the stove, and stir it into the NILLA wafer crumbs.
  4. Press this mixture into the bottom of the foil lined baking pan, and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Once you remove the crust from the oven, take the remaining NILLA wafers and stand them around the sides of the pan with the top sides facing out, and then sprinkle the marshmallows over the crust.
  6. Return it to the oven to bake for 3 to 5 more minutes - just until the marshmallows begin to puff.
  7. Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter chips, honey and remaining butter into a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or until the chips are completely melted and the mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute.
  8. Add in the dry roasted peanuts and the cereal and mix well until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  9. Spoon the mixture over the marshmallows until the marshmallows are completely covered, and then refrigerate the whole thing for 2 hours.
  10. Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions on the package, then drizzle it over the dessert. Let it stand until the chocolate is firm.
  11. Use the foil handles to remove it from the pan and place it on a serving plate before cutting it into squares.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 squares

Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 33gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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