30 Minutes or Less/ Desserts/ Holidays/ Kids Love This

Scotcheroo Bars

Every mom I grew up with had a scotcheroo bars recipe hanging out in their recipe file. This decadent dessert is a delicious marriage of peanut butter rice krispie treat, topped with a blend of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips.

Are you drooling yet?

We plan on these being present at every potluck, picnic, and BBQ. They’re expected to be there, right along side the Orange Fluff Jello Salad and Better Than Sex Brownies.

I love to make a batch of scotcharoo bars, cut them into squares, and keep a few for myself.

The rest – well, they go to friends, family, teachers, neighbors….all in an effort to keep me from eating the entire recipe myself.

It’s really a win-win for everyone, don’t you think???

Scotcheroo Bars are an easy recipe your whole family will love!

scotcharoo bars peanut butter and chocolate rice krispie treats in a stack

How to Make Scotcharoo Bars

The beauty of this bar recipe is that you can make these with minimal cook time.

Basically, melt the corn syrup and sugar together.

Then, add peanut butter and Rice Krispies.

Spread into a well greased 9 x 13 pan.

To Make the Topping

Combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted and smooth.

Spread over scotcheroo bars evenly.

Scotcheroo Bars Tips and Variations

  • Don’t over boil the sugar and corn syrup. Just heat it to the point of the ingredients combining.
  • Swap out the rice krispies for Special K cereal bars recipe and make Chex scotcheroos
  • I make these peanut butter rice crispy treats with karo syrup, but of course you can use a different brand! Both light and dark will work.
  • To spread the treats in your 9×13 pan, you can place plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray on top and spread that way.
    As another alternative, you can slightly wet your hands to keep from sticking to the mixture.
  • These taste best served within 1-2 days. That is, if you can keep them around that long!
scotcheroos with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips

How many calories are in a Scotcharoo Bar?

If you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t make them. They’re pretty addictive!

But to honestly answer your question, there are 361 calories in these scrumptious rice krispie treats with peanut butter and chocolate!

And yes, you SHOULD make them!

P.S. Another must make is my no roll sugar cookies recipe!

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Scotcheroo Bars

This decadent dessert is a delicious marriage of peanut butter rice krispie treat, topped with a blend of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips.
5 from 14 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scotcharoos, scotcheroos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 350kcal

Equipment

9 x 13 pan
Large Saucepan

Ingredients

To make the Scotcheroo Bars

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal

To make the Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Topping

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

To make the Scotcheroo Bars

  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar and corn syrup just to a boil. The sugar will melt into the corn syrup. Remove from heat and while still warm, add peanut butter. Stir to incorporate.
  • Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
  • Put mixture into a well-greased 9 x 13 pan. Use clean hands or a spatula to spread mix evenly throughout the pan.

To make the Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Topping

  • In a small/cereal sized bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted and smooth.
  • Spread over scotcheroo bars evenly.
  • Allow topping to set before cutting into squares and serving.

Notes

Tips for Scotcheroo Bars
  • Don’t over boil the sugar and corn syrup. Just heat it to the point of the ingredients combining.
  • To spread the treats in your 9×13 pan, you can place plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray on top and spread that way.
  • As another alternative, you can slightly wet your hands to keep from sticking to the mixture.
  • Brand names (Rice Krispies and Karo) are used as descriptors but of course other brands can be used!
  • These are best served within 1-2 days. That is, if you can keep them around that long!

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 4mg
Love this recipe?Follow me on Pinterest at @ifeedfarmers or save this recipe for later by using the Pin button at the top of this recipe!
scotcheroo bars in a stack with milk

As seen on Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday!

Subscribe & Follow

Categories

You Might Also Like

20 Comments

  • Reply
    Marie
    May 30, 2019 at 1:47 am

    5 stars
    These bars look delicious. I’m a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate together! I need to make this recipe ASAP.

  • Reply
    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    May 30, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Oh my gosh these look delicious, how have I never had scotcheroo bars before?! They look right up my street!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    May 30, 2019 at 2:37 am

    5 stars
    I have never had scotcheroo bars but I’m definitely missing out! I love peanut butter and chocolate together! Can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply
    Pinelopi Kyriazi
    May 30, 2019 at 3:23 am

    5 stars
    As a Vegan, I will put dark chocolate and I will make it ASAP. I am a big fan of peanutr butter!

  • Reply
    Jem
    May 30, 2019 at 3:30 am

    These look really delicious. Perfect with a hot drink.

  • Reply
    Joyce
    June 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe; one of the family’s all time favorites.

  • Reply
    Anita
    December 5, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never had scotcheroo bars before, but the recipe is so simple and now this has become one of my favorite snack. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    December 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    5 stars
    Loving all the flavors in this sweet treat! These will make great gifts for Christmas this year, indeed!

  • Reply
    Beth
    December 5, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    5 stars
    I never had these growing up but really love them now! So do the kids!

  • Reply
    Denay DeGuzman
    December 6, 2019 at 12:27 am

    5 stars
    A friend and I got together for some holiday baking and made these scrumptious Scotcheroo Bars. We planned to plate them for neighbors as gifts, but after enjoying these special treats we just couldn’t part with them! LOL

  • Reply
    Erica Schwarz
    December 6, 2019 at 1:16 am

    5 stars
    Oh my, these are amazing! I never knew what scotcheroos were, but there’s peanut butter so I had to try and they are amazing.

  • Reply
    Carrie Robinson
    April 1, 2020 at 9:18 am

    5 stars
    Oh yum! What a perfect sweet treat! 🙂

  • Reply
    Angela Allison
    April 1, 2020 at 9:26 am

    5 stars
    These bars are the BEST! Love the butterscotch flavor with Krispie cereal. Perfect treat for me and the kids!

  • Reply
    Erika
    April 1, 2020 at 10:05 am

    5 stars
    These look amazing! I love how simple the ingredients are too.

  • Reply
    Chris Collins
    April 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

    5 stars
    I can’t say I’ve ever had a Scotcheroo Bar before but they look right up my street! YUM!!

  • Reply
    Catherine
    April 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

    5 stars
    A perfect pantry treat to make for the family! These look so delightful…I know everyone here would love if I made a batch for them.

  • Reply
    Meal Plan Monday #214 - Southern Bite
    May 1, 2020 at 8:45 am

    […] Scotcheroo Bars from This Farm Girl Cooks […]

  • Reply
    Meal Plan Monday #214 - Southern Plate - Socially Indian
    May 4, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    […] Scotcheroo Bars from This Farm Girl Cooks […]

  • Reply
    Meal Plan Monday 214 - Mrs Happy Homemaker
    May 13, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    […] Scotcheroo Bars from This Farm Girl Cooks […]

  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating




    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.