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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 Ultimate Turtle 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. For more must makes try my Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie and no roll sugar cookies recipe!

made with love, Deanne
Yield: 16 bars

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Scotcheroo Bars

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Spread over scotcheroo bars evenly.
  3. 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 9x13 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 Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 5g

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scotcheroo bars in a stack with milk

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Jaclyn MacCaskill

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

I've made these a couple times now Deanne, they are terrific. We all love them. I usually have all the ingredients on hand too, which is great. Thanks for the great recipe. xo

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Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Thanks for sharing!

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Catherine

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

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.

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