Scotcheroos

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

4.85 from 84 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
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

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

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • Pour Rice Krispies into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Bring peanut butter, sugar, & corn syrup to a boil in a medium pot. Be sure to stir constantly.
  • Pour hot mixture over rice krispies in large bowl & mix well. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and gently press down with a spatula.
  • 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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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. Could not get the video to play, said there was one….only a ton of adds videos. Off to another site to watch. I realize it’s a simple recipe but I’m old and like a video

    1. Hi John! Totally get liking to watch videos… I do too. If the video doesn’t pop up for you when you click on “Jump to Video”, you can scroll down just a bit into the post and under the heading “An All Time Favorite”, the video will be there. There may be a 30 second add first, but the video will soon be playing. 🙂

  2. I have a recipe like this . The only difference is you use special k cereal instead . Glad you reminded of them , think I’ll make some for my niece they’re her favorite.

  3. 5 stars
    Made these today with my 5 year and he loved them. So easy and so good. Definitely will be making again.

      1. You know, I haven’t made it with anything other than peanut butter before. You could probably experiment with other nut butters… maybe cashew butter or almond butter. You could try cookie butter perhaps? Another option is to try another kind of Rice Krispie treat. You can’t go wrong with the classic! We also have a chocolate and caramel version. You’ll have to let us know what you end up using and how it turns out.

  4. 5 stars
    These so remind me of my grandma!! She always had these for all occasions!! She has been my inspiration in baking as she was the best!! Thank you for bringing back the nostalgia for grandma’s baking!!

  5. These are awesome bars. I personally would reduce the amount of butterscotch & chocolate chips to 1C. each but my family is a firm NO! They love them just as the recipe calls for.

  6. 5 stars
    I made these today for my family – excellent and easy – and a big hit with the kiddos!

    I saw the comment below about the video not playing. I noticed that if I opened up the recipe using Chrome, the videos would not pull up. But when I opened up the recipe using Edge, the video popped up and played just fine. I am most certainly not a computer expert, but I wonder if some of these links work better with some browsers vs others. Just thought I would share this observation.

    Anyways – THANK YOU for the recipe!

  7. This is a terrible recipe. Your dish will come out dry and crunchy. You never want to bring this mixture “to a boil” and the sauce to cereal Ration is bad which also makes it crunchy instead of soft. The video was entirely unhelpful as were the instructions. Super frustrated that I followed this and wasted time and money.

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