Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chocolate Scotcheroos



A few weeks ago I had to make treats for a large group of children. I found these Scotcheroos on allrecipes.com, and got really excited, because my mom used to make these for us all the time for an after school snack. They just about as quick and easy to make as regular rice crispy treats, but have all the extra flavors of peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch. They also have a magic power that will force you to eat five or six in one sitting, don't blame yourself, it's not your fault.

If you're looking for an easy, quick treat, give these a try. They're a hit with kids and adults!

Chocolate Scotcheroos
Found in allrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter 6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions

1. Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large pan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.

2. Pour into greased 13x9-inch pan and pat into place.

3. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread over cereal.

4. Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm. Cut into bars.

28 comments:

Palidor said...

Wow! What a great improvement on a classic treat. You certainly cannot go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

Jenn said...

Yum!!! This is definitely a hit with me. As I LOVE chocolate!!

The Perkins Family said...

My husband has talked about Scotcheroos for years and what fond memories he has of them. I didn't know what they were and I admit the idea of butterscotch turned me off. But these look absolutely yummy!!! He will be very pleased you posted this and now I have no excuses not to make them because I have a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

The Perkins Family said...

I shouldn't have read this post while choking down my green veggies and trying to be strong in my no sugar resolve. rats!

Erica said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm what kid (or adult for that matter) wouldn't love these treats?

Amber said...

Those look so delicious!

Katy ~ said...

You are a temptress, I think! These are irresistible!

Cucinista said...

Oh my goodness these need to get in my belly!

Kim said...

Yum! I like that you don't have to use marshmallows. I'm more likely to have these ingredients on hand then the traditional rice krispy treat ingredients. They look good enough to devour!

Velva said...

Yum! These look delicious! This just the kind of thing I would get up in the middle of the night and nibble on-peanut butter and chocolate-Is there any better of a combination?

Pam said...

Yum. My kids would absolutely love them.

burpandslurp said...

tee hee! What a fun name! And I'll bet it's SO much fun to eat! Yumm-o!

Ingrid said...

LOL, I'll keep that in mind as I'm snacking on a batch of these! :)
~ingrid

Cheryl said...

Dude I so remember those from my childhood, I probably ate my weight in them, LOL

Debbie said...

Great snack....for anytime!

Debbie said...

Great snack....for anytime!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Peanut butter and butterscotch sounds so yummy together!! Such delicious little treats!

Melody said...

These are a blast from the past! I love these things. Thanks for the recipe.

foodcreate said...

YUmmmm! my kids love these great recipe ....


Have a wonderful Day ~~~~

Cathy said...

Wow, you've taken rice krispie treats to a whole new level. I wouldn't be able to leave these alone.

Elra said...

This chocolate scotcheroos look utterly delicious!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun way to dress up a Rice Krispy treat!

Donna-FFW said...

Ill have to try these for my brood. Im sure they will adore them.

Judy said...

I've seen this recipe before. It looks so yummy.

Alissa said...

Oh yeah, these were absolutely a fantastic end to a long sunday...Instant happiness in a bar! lol! Loved them, I'm definitely making these!!

Jhonny walker said...

This look like you want to stuff your mouth with these..so chocolately...yummmmmmmmm

Julie said...

LOL...thanks for relieving my guilt..I think I will eat 5 or 6 thank you.

Amber said...

I posted about these today. Thanks for inspiring me to make them. :-)