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Classic Chocolate Scotcheroos Bar

Classic Chocolate Scotcheroos Bar Recipe! These peanut butter and chocolate covered rice cereals are irresistibly delicious.

February 13, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 20 mins



  1. Line a parchment paper 13-by-9-inch baking sheet, keeping a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Use cooking spray on the top of the parchment paper.
  2. Combine the cereal and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. You should get them ready before starting to heat the sugar.
  3. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium-high heat for 30 seconds or until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Cook for another 90 seconds after the bubbles have reached about an inch from the pot's edge (or 170 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), until the temperature reaches around 235 degrees. Turn off the heat.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt right away until everything is well blended.
  6. Stir in the rice cereal until all of it is uniformly covered. Use an offset spatula to flatten the ingredients into an equal layer in the prepared pan.
  7. Allow it to cool fully before serving.
  8. Heat the chocolate and butterscotch chips in 30-second bursts in a small microwave-safe dish, stirring regularly, until smooth.
  9. Sprinkle with salt and peanuts, if using, and spread over the top of the bars. Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature before using.
  10. Using the paper overhang, lift it out and place it on a cutting board. To serve, cut the cake into bars.

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats Directions

  • Grease a large mixing bowl with butter or baking spray and pour in the cereal.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-large saucepan, set over low heat, and stir in the marshmallows.
  • Continue to stir often until about 75% of the marshmallows are melted.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir vigorously using a rubber spatula or the back of a wooden spoon till all the marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  • Pour the melted marshmallows over the Rice Krispies Cereal and toss to evenly coat. You can also stir in the Rice Krispies cereal. Both methods work fine.
  • Spread the mixture into a 9-inch by 13-inch pan greased with baking spray or butter and gently press into an even layer.
  • Allow the cereal treats to cool for about 30 minutes and then cut into 18 rectangles.
  • Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 Scotcheroos
    Serves 8
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Protein 10 g20%
    Total Fat 23 g29.5%
    Cholesterol 3 mg1%
    Sodium 306 mg13.3%
    Potassium 324 mg6.9%
    Potassium 324 mg6.9%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


    • Double the number of chocolate and butterscotch chips for a richer chocolate-butterscotch topping.
    • Almond butter, cookie butter, or any chocolate spread can be substituted for peanut butter.
    • Do not let the sugar or corn syrup mixture get too hot. Overheating can result in a dry and crumbly mixture. Therefore, remove the ingredients from the stove as soon as they start to boil.
    • Keep an eye on the chocolate. Because microwave watt varies, keep an eye on your chocolate and butterscotch chips when melting them down to avoid burning them!
    • You may put the treat in the fridge to speed up the setting time. Allow them to cool to room temperature before eating.
    • The best peanut butter is creamy peanut butter, but you may also choose naturally derived peanut butter. Just be careful to mix to incorporate the oil before putting in the sugar.
    • Use a nonstick skillet to avoid sticking and scorching.
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    Scotcheroos are no-bake cereal bars. Scotcheroos are chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispie dessert bars. These crispy and chewy bars are easy to make. You'll love these no-bake sweet treats. Try our recipe to enjoy their homemade bar with your coffee.

    What Are Scotcheroos Bars?

    Scotcheroos bars are no-bake cereal bars that use sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter instead of marshmallows and butter. They're topped with a melted butterscotch and milk chocolate chip mixture. Scotcheroos are named for the butterscotch chips that are used in the recipe.

    Scotcheroos are named after butterscotch, which is one of the main components used in the creation process. Scotcheroos are a type of no-bake cereal snack that resembles rice krispie treats. They're chewy, soft, and crunchy all at the same time. In the mid-1960s, the recipe was put on the Rice Krispies box. They're quite popular in the Midwest, particularly in Iowa.

    Can Scotcheroos Be Made Without Corn Syrup?

    Yes. Scotcheroos made without corn syrup can be made in a variety of ways. Corn syrup may be replaced with marshmallows to make Scotcheroos that are less sweet and more strongly chocolatey and peanut buttery. Marshmallows, peanut butter, and chocolate can be used to make these. Corn syrup can be replaced with the following alternatives:

    • Honey: You'll want to lower the amount of sweetness slightly (to 2/3 cup). Instead of boiling the sugar/honey combination, simmer it over low heat for 2–3 minutes, stirring regularly to dissolve the sugar.
    • Brown Rice Syrup: It can be used in place of corn syrup in recipes. Do not boil; simply simmer over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

    How to Keep Scotcheroos Bars Soft?

    The secret to producing soft scotcheroos is to avoid overcooking your sugar/corn syrup combination, since this will result in hard bars. Remove the mixture from the heat as soon as any indications of boiling appear. Store in an airtight container (you may even add a slice of bread to the container, but don't put it directly on the bars). Also, don't use too many rice krispies. Serve bars that have been brought to room temperature (of course, not frozen or refrigerated).

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    How to Store Scotcheroos?

    In an airtight container, keep it for up to 3 days. Scotcheroos can last up to a week if stored in the refrigerator.

    Scotcheroos last long when frozen. If you're freezing them, wrap them in plastic wrap first, then foil again. Then, to avoid freezer burn, store it in a zipper freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

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