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 Scotcheroos- Gooey cereal bars packed full of peanut buttery goodness. They are then topped off with a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch. Don’t pass these up…they are crazy good!

Scotcheroos- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Scotcheroos? Yep! Scotch– -from the butterscotch chips. Roos– -Mmm..this stumps me. 🤷‍♀️

Trust me, once you make these bars, you won’t even mind not knowing where their name originated. You will just want to eat them. Quite possibly, several of them.

Scotcheroos-Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Ingredients Needed:

  • Crispy rice cereal
  • Sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips

Crispy Rice Cereal: AKA "Rice Krispies". You can also use another brand, if desired.

Butterscotch Baking Chips: You can find these in the same section as the chocolate chips in your grocery store. If needed, you can substitute them with peanut butter baking chips.  However, your "scotch" flavor will not really exist and they will be more peanut buttery in flavor.

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Scotcheroos-Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure to line your baking pan with foil, then, spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. This makes removal of the bars a whole bunch easier. Plus, clean up is quicker!
  • Cooking spray is also your friend when cutting the finished bars. Give your sharp knife a spray beforehand for easier cutting.
  • If you are melting the chocolate in the microwave, do this in 30 second intervals, to prevent burning.

  • Spreading Your Cereal MixtureOnce the cereal is mixed fully with the peanut butter/sugar mixture, it will need to be spread into your prepared pan.
  • First, be careful…it’s hot! 
  • Next, put the warm mixture into the pan. Then, lightly spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray. Yes, trust me, this works. Working pretty quickly, press the mixture flat into the pan with the palm of your hand. 
  • If needed, you can give it a few good gentle wacks to speed up the process. Continue until it’s evenly spread into the whole pan.
  • This is the way my mom made these when we were kids and I continue to do it myself. I have tried several other ways to spread the cereal mixture ( knives, rubber spatulas. spoons, etc.) , this way is the faster and most efficient way I have found to do it. 👍

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