How to Make Scotcheroos!

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Nothing beats a tasty no-bake treat in your parties and cravings like these Scotcheroos. 

They take around 15 minutes to make and only need six simple ingredients. The ideal dessert for your BBQ parties, potlucks, picnics, or a weekend when you want to relax and eat something delicious.

What are Scotcheroos Bars?

Scotcheroos are a type of no-bake cereal bar that resembles Rice Krispie treats. Substitute sugar and peanut butter for the marshmallows and butter, then top with a chocolate butterscotch coating. 

They’re chewy, soft, and crisp all at the same time. Obviously, it would be best to cook this dish today and every other day of the year. 

Scotcheroos smell amazing and are very convenient to bring whenever I take them somewhere. They send people into a tizzy and are very simple to produce.

How to Freeze and make them ahead?

Making it ahead: These are best served the same day they are made, but you may make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.

In freezing: In a freezer-safe pan, prepare the scotcheroos, cover carefully, and freeze for up to 3 months. Before chopping and serving, let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours.

What are the ingredients to make Scotcheroos Bars?

In this recipe, even teens can make this since it will only require you a few ingredients. Measurements provided will give you 9 servings.

Granulated sugar – This generally improves and provides a crisper texture and spreads its sweetness, which is desirable for this recipe. Measurement: 1 cup.

Corn Syrup – The flavor of light corn syrup is moderate and sweet, and it is colorless. On the other hand, dark corn syrup adds sweetness, color, and a more robust and toasted flavor, and either type of corn syrup the two varieties can be used. Measurement: 1 cup

Creamy Peanut Butter – It is recommended to use creamy. However, if you prefer little peanut bits in your snack, you can use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. Measurement: 1 cup

Rice Krispies – Rice Krispies (rice and sugar paste molded into rice shapes or “berries,” boiled, dried, and toasted) expands to form very thin and hollowed-out walls that are crispy and crisp. The scotcheroo filling is made up of Rice Krispies. Measurement: 6 cups

Semisweet chocolate chips – There are no milk components in this. Dark chocolate and sugar are used to make it. As a result, semisweet chocolate chips can never be milk chocolate chips. It would help if you had this for the toppings for Scotcheroos. Measurement: 1 cup

Butterscotch chips – In the topping, we’ll use butterscotch (similar to chocolate chips, but with a butterscotch flavor). Measurement: 1 cup

How to make Scotcheroos?

Before we proceed to the actual steps, please take note of these baking tips: To prevent lumps when melting the butterscotch chips, melt them in a separate bowl. Also, for a thicker chocolate-butterscotch topping, double the amount of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.

So here are the steps on how to make Scotcheroos:

First, line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and then set aside.

After that, heat granulated sugar and corn syrup in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring continually until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.

Next, stir in peanut butter and remove from heat, then set aside.

Then, add Rice Krispies to a large bowl, pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal, and mix.

And spread the Rice Krispies mixture evenly in the prepared baking pan, then set aside.

In the microwave, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a large glass bowl (or two separate bowls, if preferred). Heat for 1 minute and then stir. 

Then, heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chips are completely melted.

Finally, pour chocolate-butterscotch mixture over the cereal mixture in the baking pan and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chocolate hardens. Remove from refrigerator and slice into 9 sections before serving. Enjoy! 

Yield: 9 Servings

Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos

This Rice Krispies Scotcheroos Recipe is a great way to enjoy a classic cereal with two of your favorite flavors. The best part about this recipe is that it only takes 10 minutes to make!
It's easy and delicious, perfect for any time of day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. corn syrup, light or dark
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 6 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips

Instructions

Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Heat granulated sugar and corn syrup in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring continually, until mixture comes to a rolling boil.

Stir in peanut butter and remove from heat. Set aside.

Add Rice Krispies to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal and mix to combine.

Spread the Rice Krispies mixture evenly in the prepared baking pan. Set aside.

In the microwave, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a large glass bowl (or two separate bowls, if preferred). Heat for 1 minute and then stir. Then, heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chips are completely melted.

Pour chocolate-butterscotch mixture over the cereal mixture in the baking pan and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chocolate hardens.

Remove from refrigerator and slice into 9 sections before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

To prevent lumps when melting the butterscotch chips, melt them in a separate bowl.
For a thicker chocolate-butterscotch topping, double the amount of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 632Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 3gSugar: 79gProtein: 9g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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If you like these Scotcheroos, you’ll also enjoy our Frozen-Themed Rice Krispie Treats!

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