Scotcheroos with a smooth peanut butter blended into Rice Krispies cereal topped with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. Yields 12 large bars or 24 small bars in a 13″ x 9″ pan.
A local restaurant that has a cafe atmosphere makes chewy yet soft scotcheroo bars and they’re so yummy! It was only a matter of time I try to match their flavor at home because I love them so much. This recipe is the closest I could get!
I’ll be honest, when I first tried a scotcheroo a few years ago, I had no idea there was peanut butter in it. I am not a huge peanut butter fan, but in these bars it’s not so noticeable once it is mixed with other ingredients.
Scotcheroos have been recreated with a variety of cereals – Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, and Chex. They can easily be changed up in this recipe, but I find Rice Krispies to be my personal favorite.
Ingredients for Scotcheroos
- Karo Lite Corn Syrup
- White Granulated Sugar
- Smooth Peanut Butter
- Rice Krispies Cereal
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
It’s best to let the melted milk chocolate and butterscotch chips set on top before cutting otherwise it is a rather gooey mess. I kept checking mine periodically and it took upwards of two hours to become firm.
How many scotcheroo bars does it make?
It’s easy to cut 12 large squares or 24 small squares for more to enjoy. We actually found smaller bars to be the perfect bite for this sweet treat. After initially cutting large squares, we cut them all in half to get smaller ones.
Can you freeze scotcheroos?
Yes! Scotcharoos freeze and thaw very well.
Keep them stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. If you plan on stacking them in layers, be sure to place parchment paper or saran wrap between each layer to avoid sticking.
For thawing, let them sit at room temperature until they are fully softened.
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