Scotcheroos

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Chewy, peanut butter Rice Krispie bars topped with a rich, chocolate and butterscotch frosting. It’s hard to say no to these delicious chocolate Scotcheroos!

We are fan of easy treats like today’s recipe!! If you also love Scotcheroos, be sure to check out our famous Rice Krispie Treats, Cookie Bars and Millionaire Bars.

Scotcheroos stacked on plate

An All-Time Favorite!

Today’s recipe is one that we have been making FOR YEARS!! In fact, I can’t remember when Scotcheroos weren’t a dessert staple in our home.

Not only are they simple, but they’re chewy, full of flavor and made pretty quickly. They’re also a treat that everyone loves because they include delicious flavors like: Rice Krispies, peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch. Definitely can’t go wrong with that combo!

We have also always loved treats with cereal like Rice Krispie treats, and because of that we always keep the ingredients on hand for them and for Rice Krispie Scotcheroos. And again – they’re so easy that even the kids can make them which is even better!

Scotcheroos ingredients

How to Make Scotcheroos

Making these treats are a cinch!! And we love that they are quick too. Just remember that you do need to leave time for them to set up in the end, but you can always speed that up by sticking them in the fridge or freezer for a bit. 😉

PREP. Grease a 9×13 pan. Set aside.

CEREAL. Pour Rice Krispies into a large bowl and set aside.

BOIL. Bring peanut butter, sugar, & corn syrup to a boil in a medium pot. Be sure to stir constantly.

MIX. Pour hot mixture over Rice Krispies in large bowl & mix well. Pour into greased 9×13 pan and gently press down with a spatula.

TOPPING. Melt chocolate chips & butterscotch chips together in a small pot, stirring constantly on low heat. Pour over pressed Rice Krispies and let set before cutting and serving.

How to make Scotcheroos process pic

Recipe Tips

Just a few things to keep in mind when making these delicious chocolate Scotcheroos!

  • Don’t over heat the sugar/corn syrup mixture. Remove the mixture just as it is beginning to boil otherwise overheating will end up creating a dry and crumbly treat.
  • To speed up the set time you can stick the treat in the fridge. However, allow them to come back to room temperature before biting into them.
  • Regular creamy peanut butter works best, but you can use natural organic peanut butter. Just be sure to stir so the oil is incorporated before adding the sugar.

Add a pretty butterscotch swirl: After you have melted the chocolate/butterscotch chips together you will want to melt a separate bowl of butterscotch chips. Spread the chocolate mixture evenly over the treat. Then drizzle the plain butterscotch over the chocolate. Finally, use a toothpick to drag the butterscotch drizzle through the chocolate creating a pretty pattern. 

You can also add sprinkles or crushed candies to the top of the chocolaty layer. 

Rice Krispie scotcheroos in baking pan

How to Store

STORE in an airtight container for up to 3 days (although we are afraid you may not have leftovers!) 😉

TO FREEZE: Store the entire block or as individual treats. Wrap in plastic wrap then wrap again with foil or place in a Ziploc. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before eating.  

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Scotcheroos Recipe

4.97 from 28 votes

Chewy, peanut butter Rice Krispie bars topped with a rich, chocolate and butterscotch frosting. It's hard to say no to these delicious chocolate Scotcheroos!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside.

  2. Pour Rice Krispies into a large bowl and set aside.

  3. Bring peanut butter, sugar, & corn syrup to a boil in a medium pot. Be sure to stir constantly.

  4. Pour hot mixture over rice krispies in large bowl & mix well. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and gently press down with a spatula.

  5. Melt chocolate chips & butterscotch chips together in a small pot, stirring constantly on low heat. Pour over pressed Rice Krispies and let set before cutting and serving.

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Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    one of our favorite treats! It’s the perfect balance oF sweet, salt, and crunch! Perfect treat to take to potlucks, they Are easy to make and always DISAPPEAR, first.

  2. 4 stars
    These defiNitely cure a sweet tooth! I would increase the topping even more and would use more chocoy, less butterscotch. The butterscotch was a bit Strong for my taste. They were a big hit with all who Tried Them! Will make again for sure.

  3. 5 stars
    I have loved this recipe for years but now I am really excited to try it with the added sugar and corn syrup. It makes perfect sense to me. I use instead of chocolate chips the bakers baking bar, about 6 squares. I feel it gives it a deeper chocolate taste When combined with the butterscotch chips.

  4. 5 stars
    Currently pregnant and saw this Recipe and had to make them the same day. Boy they didn’t disappoint. Perfect combination of crispy and gooey, sweet and salty. Will be making again!

  5. 5 stars
    I was never of fun of butterscotch but these are my go to bars at the holidays. So easy to make and they are always gone. Love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter.

  6. 5 stars
    Ah-mazing!!! These are so good, could hardly keep them on the plate! Thanks again for all your work perfecting recipes – great job!!

  7. 5 stars
    My family loves these! They are so easy to whip together with things that you can keep on hand! It is our new go too recipe for an Yummy easy sweet! My neighbors love them too!

  8. 5 stars
    These are delish!!! A crowd favorite, and pretty simple to make. Im not even a huge but fan, but these are great!