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).
What To Serve with Scotcheroos Bars?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Scotcheroos Bars:
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.