Church Windows Candy – An Old Fashioned Candy Recipe

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Kids love to help make and eat this no-bake Church Windows Candy! This recipe results in a fun and festive sweet treat. Coat colored mini marshmallows in a chocolate mixture and roll them up with a layer of shredded coconut. When ready to serve, slice them up to look like cathedral window cookies.

No Bake Church Window Candy Recipe

My dear, sweet friend Dee shared this recipe for adorable window pane cookies.  Actually, she shared it twice.  Whoops, I misplaced the first recipe, and she had to share it again. Mom life, you know how that goes.  I put the recipe someplace safe, and I’ve yet to remember where that safe place could be.

Let’s talk about these festive stained glass window cookies. A chocolate butterscotch mixture coats colored mini marshmallows which mimics the cathedral windows of a church. This makes them the perfect treat for Christmas or Easter.

Church Windows Candy is a fun, festive no bake recipe that kids love to make and eat!  Colored mini marshmallows are coated in a chocolate mixture and rolled up. When ready to serve, slice them up to look like cathedral window cookies.

Church Windows Candy Ingredients

  • Colored Mini Marshmallows
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Butter
  • Shredded Coconut

There’s no baking involved with this candy recipe, and the entire process can be done on the stovetop or in the microwave. All you really do for these no bake cookies is melt butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together.

Now, in full honesty, melting chocolate chips can be tricky sometimes.  Ask Megan (the other half of These Old Cookbooks).  I still remember that year in 4-H when she didn’t stir the chocolate chips appropriately while melting them in the microwave.  I can still remember the smell of burnt chocolate…

How to properly melt chocolate chips?

On the stovetop, melt over low heat, stirring often. Another stovetop option would be to use a double boiler or create your own double boiler by putting a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.  The steam from the boiling water will heat up the glass bowl which in turn will slowly melt the chocolate.

To properly melt chocolate in the microwave, heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals. After each interval, stir the chocolate.  Once it begins to melt, stir until smooth.

Are colored mini marshmallows flavored?

Most of the brands of colored marshmallows are flavored, including Kraft Jet-Puffed Fun Mallows which contain four colors. The mini marshmallow color and flavor combinations include pink for strawberry, green for lime, yellow for lemon, and orange for orange-flavor. 

How to Make No Bake Stained Glass Window Cookies

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter, semi-sweet chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  2. Whisk until smooth and lump free. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour over multi-colored marshmallows, and gently stir until they are all completely covered.
  4. On a long piece of wax paper, sprinkle shredded, sweetened coconut.
  5. Quickly pour the marshmallow mixture and use the wax paper to roll into a log.
  6. Add more coconut if needed.
  7. Roll up tightly and twist the ends of the waxed paper.
  8. Refrigerate until set.
  9. Cut window pane cookies into slices and serve.

For the full ingredient list and recipe for cathedral windows, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Church Windows Candy:

  • I love this old fashioned candy recipe!
  • Use multi-colored marshmallows to mimic the colors of a stained glass window
  • Multi-colored marshmallows can be found in most larger chain grocery stores. Or find them at Amazon.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed.
  • Melt the butter, semi-sweet chips and butterscotch chips on low in a saucepan; stirring often to prevent burning. Or melt in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval.
  • Use more shredded coconut to coat the outside of the cathedral window cookies, if needed or desired.
  • Coconut could be omitted, if desired.  Spread the chocolate-marshmallow mixture onto the waxed paper, roll up tight and refrigerate.
  • Want another chocolate and marshmallow dessert option? Try our Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars.

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Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Cookies from Heaven

White Chocolate Peanut Clusters are a no bake peanut butter candy recipe that can be completed in less than 15 minutes.  The white chocolate peanut butter base coats a crunchy combination of peanuts and Rice Krispies that perfectly complements slightly melted mini marshmallows.  

Butterscotch Rice Krispies Bars

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less

Church Windows Candy

Church Windows Candy is a fun, festive no bake recipe that kids love to make and eat!  Colored mini marshmallows are coated in a chocolate mixture and rolled up. When ready to serve, slice them up to look like cathedral window cookies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: are colored mini marshmallows flavored, church windows candy, church windows cookies, how to properly melt chocolate chips, no bake church windows, no bake cookie recipes, no bake stained glass window cookies, recipe for cathedral windows, stained glass window cookies, window pane cookies, window pane cookies marshmallows
Servings: 48 servings
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces colored mini-marshmallows
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Lay out a long piece of waxed paper approximately 18 inches long on the table. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  • In a saucepan, slowly melt butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Whisk until smooth and lump-free.
  • Pour mini marshmallows in a large bowl; pour melted chocolate mixture over marshmallows, and gently stir until coated.
  • Pour the chocolate-coated marshmallows onto the waxed paper; shape into a long log.
  • Roll up tight and twist the ends of the waxed paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Once firm, slice and serve.

Notes

  • Use multi-colored marshmallows to mimic the colors of a stained glass window
  • Multi-colored marshmallows can be found in most larger chain grocery stores. Or find them at Amazon.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed. 
  • Melt the butter, semi-sweet chips and butterscotch chips on low in a saucepan; stirring often to prevent burning. Or melt in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval. 
  • Use more shredded coconut to coat the outside of the cathedral window cookies, if needed or desired. 
  • Coconut could be omitted, if desired.  Spread the chocolate-marshmallow mixture onto the waxed paper, roll up tight and refrigerate. 
  • Love no bake candy recipes? Try our Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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Church Windows Candy is a fun, festive no bake recipe that kids love to make and eat!  Colored mini marshmallows are coated in a chocolate mixture and rolled up. When ready to serve, slice them up to look like cathedral window cookies.

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