The BEST EVER easy scotcheroos dessert bars!
“Scotcheroos” are easy-to-make dessert bars with chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies. These bars became famous in the 60s when it was printed on the box of Rice Krispies cereal. While this recipe slightly tweaked from that original recipe, it’s still very similar and loved by everyone that takes a bite!
Every-time I make these bars people ask for the recipe! Not only are they so delicious (and addicting) they are also so quick and easy to make. If you’re ever in a pinch and need a bunch of dessert bars quickly, this is the dessert to make. You can have these ready in 10 minutes or less! Enjoy 🙂
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The BEST EVER easy scotcheroos!
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 and 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
- 1 and 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet can be used if preferred)
Measure the rice krispies into a large bowl. Set aside.
In a heavy sauce pan over medium heat, add the white sugar, unsalted butter, and light corn syrup. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and sea salt. Pour the mixture into the bowl of prepared rice krispies and stir gently until the krispies are well coated. Once coated, transfer the mixture to a parchment-paper lined 9 x 13 pan. Press the bars into an even layer in the pan.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butterscotch and chocolate chips until soft and creamy. Pour the mixture and spread it evenly over the uncut bars in the pan.
Allow the bars to cool and chocolate to harden at room temperature. Cut into bars. Best served within 1-2 days of making!