Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos are like rice krispy bars on steroids. Made with peanut butter and topped with butterscotch-chocolate frosting, prepare to be ADDICTED!

In some parts of the world, Scotcheroos are known as Fat Bars.

Once you try one, though, you won’t care WHAT they are called. You’ll just want to eat more. They are absolutely spectacular.

Scotcheroos are like rice krispy bars on steroids. Made with peanut butter and topped with butterscotch-chocolate frosting, prepare to be ADDICTED!

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These little no-bake treats are basically the best idea, ever. First you make a sauce of corn syrup, sugar, and peanut butter. Then, you pour it over crispy rice cereal.

NEXT, you top it with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips.

Last, cut them into small squares. These babies are as rich as they are tasty!

Scotcheroos are like rice krispy bars on steroids. Made with peanut butter and topped with butterscotch-chocolate frosting, prepare to be ADDICTED!

Make Scotcheroos for parties, Christmas, Game Day, and your next birthday. Make them ahead and keep them in your fridge. Bravery is recommended so you don’t eat them all!

Scotcheroos are like rice krispy bars on steroids. Made with peanut butter and topped with butterscotch-chocolate frosting, prepare to be ADDICTED!
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Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos are like rice krispy bars on steroids. Made with peanut butter and topped with butterscotch-chocolate frosting, prepare to be ADDICTED!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 bars
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Coat a 9-inch by 13-inch pan with butter or nonstick spray.
  2. Combine corn syrup and sugar in a large stock pot or Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
  3. Add cereal to pot and stir until evenly coated. Press into prepared pan.
  4. In medium sauce pan, combine butterscotch chips and chocolate chips and heat until melted and smooth. Spread evenly over cereal bars and cool completely. Cut into squares.

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17 comments

  1. Can you ship them all to me in Mississippi?! The weather is cool now so they won’t melt on the way :)

  2. what are the butterscotch chips. I think we don’t have them here. japan
    any substitute ?

  3. My family always used brown sugar rather than white sugar. The brown sugar will give it a little different flavor, I think a little richer. All recipes I’ve seen use white sugar.

    • Really?? I am going to go double check some of the church and school cookbooks I have on hand. Thanks for the info, I definitely want to check that out! Thanks again Lori!

  4. Can you substitute ANYTHING for the corn syrup? I try to avoid at least one thing….☺️

    • I wish I could tell you! I am not sure. I am sure there is SOMETHING that would work… marshmallows, maybe? They would be different but probably still good!

  5. I have made these for years but I layer the chips. Melt the butterscotch chips and spread over the krispy bars and then melt the chocolate chips and spread over the butterscotch layer. Love them!

  6. When you say 18 ounces of peanut butter, is that volume or weight? I’m thinking it’s 2 and 1/4 cups.

    • Hi Debbie, yes! 2 1/4 cups is right. 18 ounces is a standard size of peanut butter in a jar, so I just buy that and use the whole thing. But if you have a larger container, yes, 2 1/4 cups. It’s also a very forgiving recipe! Thanks.

  7. These sound really good. I love the butterscotch and peanut butter together. They are so easy to make.

  8. Can almond, or sunbathers be used. My grandson allergic to peanurs?

    • Hi RoseMary, yes I think so. The texture is the same! The only thing is you *might* need more sugar since peanut butter often has added sugar and almond butters, etcetera often do not. But, you will be able to taste the concoction at the end of Step 2 to see what you think. Scotcheroos in generally are pretty sweet so your pallet might not want more sugar (as you will see, you’re already adding 1 cup of sugar so whether you need more is totally up to you). Thanks!

  9. I made this recipe and really felt that something was wrong with the instructions to melt the two morsels without any other ingredients. I was right. The result was dry and certainly not pourable. I added Half n Half. Not sure how much. It made the topping more usable. 

    • Hi Jan, I’m sorry that didn’t work for you. Honestly, that’s how we have always made the topping. It’s not pourable AT ALL, you basically have to scrape it on. But that’s the way you get the texture of the topping once it cools. However, I will experiment and figure out the way to make the topping pourable so no one has to guess, in case they feel the same as you do. Sorry again about that! -Meggan

  10. Very yummy! Would like to put away for Christmas. Would this freeze ok.

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