With this scotcheroos recipe in your arsenal, you'll always have a party-perfect dessert. Scotcheroo bars are best-love treat and likely to be the first dessert devoured from the party table.

Hands On Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup light-color corn syrup

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 6 crisp rice cereal

  • 1 11-12 ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 11-12 ounce bag butterscotch-flavored chips


  1. Line a 13x9x2 in baking pan with parchment paper, letting the parchment extend up the 13-inch sides of the pan. In a 4-qt saucepan combine sugar and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined.

  2. Add cereal to peanut butter mixture and stir until cereal is well-coated. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Use the back of a spoon to make to surface as smooth as possible.

  3. Combine chocolate and butterscotch chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds; stir. Microwave 30 seconds more; stir again. Continue cooking in 30-second intervals until mixture is melted and smooth. Pour over cereal mixture in pan, spreading evenly. Let stand 2 hours or until firm. (Or chill for 30 minutes.) Use parchment to lift the bars out of the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into 2-inch square bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

    Dera Burreson

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
10g Fat
42g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 54mg 1%
Folate, total 41.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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