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Easy Scotcheroo Bars

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This easy scotcheroo bars recipe is sure to capture hearts and taste buds alike. These irresistable treats combine the flavors of peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate into a crispy cereal bar.

The base of these easy scotcheroo bars begins with a combination of peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup melted together. Then, that mixture is poured over rice krispies cereal to cover and coat each piece of crispy rice cereal. Pour the cereal mixutre into a grease 9 x13 pan. Next, gently press down to even out the mixture.

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Now, in a sauce pan, melt together butterscotch chips and chocolate chips to make the lucious topping to these bars. You can use good old milk chocolate, but I prefer to use semi-sweet. Once you combine the mixture and it is smooth, spread the deliciousness over the bars in a nice and even layer.

You get an ever so slight tang from the butterscotch when you combine it with that sweet flavor of the chocolate. Now, you will need to give these some time now to allow the chocolate mixture to set up on the bars. You need to give it at least 30 minutes before you can cut into these bars.

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My husband is not a big fan of peanut butter treats or even rice krispy treats. However, he absolutely falls head over heels for these bars. He says it’s the perfect flavor combination profile and the butterscotch/chocolate topping is the perfect ratio for the crispy cereal bars.

Here is what you need to make the
Easy Scotcheroo Bars

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Easy Scotcheroo Bars

  • Author: Laura


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


  1. Add Rice Krispies to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a mediumsauce pan, bring sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup to a boil, making sure to stir constantly.
  3. As soon as the mixture starts to boil, pour over the cereal and mix well to coat. Pour into a greased 9-x-13-inch pan and gently press down lightly with a spatula to spread evenly into the pan.
  4. In a small pan, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour over pressed Rice Krispies and spread evenly. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving.


You can also melt the chocolate and butterscotch mixture in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one.

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This recipe is adapted from Lil Luna.

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