Sweet-and-Salty Scotcheroos

These candy-like bars store best in the fridge (our tests showed they became stale at room temperature after one day). After chilling, let the bars stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

white plate of Sweet-and-Salty Scotcheroos cut into bars
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup light-color corn syrup

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (not all-natural)

  • 1 9.25 ounce bag corn chips, such as Fritos

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup butterscotch-flavored chips


  1. Grease a 8x8x2-inch baking pan. In a 3-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. Before opening bag of corn chips, lightly crush chips in the bag with your hands. Add corn chips to peanut butter mixture and stir until well-coated, continuing to break up the chips as you stir. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Place a piece of wax paper over the mixture and press to make a firm, even layer.

  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 10-second intervals until mixture is melted and smooth. Pour over corn chip mixture in pan, spreading evenly. Let stand 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 4x1-inch bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 88mg 2%
Folate, total 9mcg
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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