What’s the Project? This Scotcharoos recipe is as good as it gets! A chewy layer of peanut butter rice krispie treats topped with and chocolate and butterscotch topping. You won’t be able to stop eating these!
I know, I know. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that I have a major sweet tooth. Not even a sweet tooth really, but a hardcore chocolate addiction. And here is yet another recipe that involves a combination of peanut butter and chocolate. At least in this case it has a little butterscotch in there too!
The truth is that out of all the treats I ever have in my house, these probably tempt me the most. So I don’t make them very often. I will seriously eat half a pan little by little in an afternoon. They are just the perfect combination of great flavor combined with nice, chewy texture.
They’re called Scotcharoos. Ever had them? You’ve got to try this Scotcharoos recipe! It’s SO SO good!
Easy Scotcharoos Recipe:
Easy Scotcharoos Recipe
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies
- 1 C light karo syrup
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C peanut butter
- 6 oz. butterscotch chips
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- Pour your Rice Krispies into a large bowl and set aside.
- In a small pan mix your karo syrup and your sugar and bring just barely to a boil, stirring constantly. When it just starts to boil, add your peanut butter and mix it in.
- Take it off the heat and pour your mixture over your Rice Krispies and mix it all together.
- In a well greased 9 x 13" pan press your Rice Krispie mixture in, just like you would for Rice Krispie treats. You want them in there good but don't press too hard because you don't want them too packed in. (I grease my hands and just use them to press the mixture down into place.)
- Mix your chips in a bowl and put them in the microwave for 1 minute. About halfway through your minute though, take them out and stir them, then put them back in. When they are good and melted, smear it all over the top of your Rice Krispie layer.
- You're done but you need to let the chocolate set up a little. If you need to rush it, pop them in the fridge for a few minutes (but don't leave them there because you want them chewy, not hard).
Cut these Scotcharoos into small pieces and go crazy!
This scotcharoos recipe is the BEST!
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Hi Amber, Have you ever tried freezing them? Need to make them in advance and not sure if they will be chewy after being frozen.
Yes, it works! 🙂
When I first made these they were called Special K bars. Then the Special K was changed to flakes and we just substituted with Rice Krispies.
Sarah Becker says
OK why did mine come out really hard?? is it because I didn’t use enough of the peanut butter mixture on my rice crisps or because I used too much?? I love scotcharoos so I was so bummed that I messed it up!! Ill try again though! Let me know… When I put the peanut butter coating on the crispies it seemed like I was having a hard time getting them all covered. should It be a generous amount? Thank you!
I don’t know? Did you have better success the second time?
Delicious! After first bite, Hubby said “that’s disturbing”…which translates to “disturbingly good”. 🙂
This! My dads cousin used to make these with leftover Easter candy when I was a kid. So delicious and so many wonderful memories. Thank you!
How timely! I just had one yesterday at a baby shower. When I was teaching we always loved the days the cooks made Scotcharoos because they would bring the leftovers to the staff room. 🙂
I have been making these for at least 40 years my kids have always loved them they are amazingly good
Make these for my husband using soy butter in place of the peanut butter, as he is allergic to peanuts! They are mmmmm yummy!
Oh good to hear that they can be done like that!
trying to use the print friendly button for the scotcharoos recipe and it will not work. I don’t want 20 pages just for one short recipe with all the added pix and advertising.
Kathleen Kettman says
We love these! I double tha amounts of chips and use the microwave to melt them.
My grandmother used to make these! ( or something VERY similar!) I LOVED them growing up and am very excited to have this recipe! THANK YOU!!
Scotcharoos are my families most favorite treat! This recipe is exactly the same one we’ve used for years! I LOOVVVEEE these evil little treats. They are so hard to stop eating!
Me too! My favorite ever!
Heidi Trubacz says
I make a variation of these with rice krispies, then equal parts chocolate and butterscotch
chips, no other ingredients.
What is karo? Is that a brand name for something? If so you should use the actual term. Brands are not always offered everywhere.
mmm…I thought they carried Karo syrup everywhere. I always call corn syrup Karo.
Karo is corn syrup, and brand is irrelevant. Please remember, Google is your friend…….
Kathy Edmonds says
Like others, we have had these in our family for years. But every time I take them to some gathering people have never heard of them and ask for the recipe. My mom originally found the recipe on a box of Rice Krispies when we were kids. Sometimes I surprise my students with them as a treat when they have been exceptional, usually with a substitute.
Andrea Hathaway says
I use brown sugar instead of regular sugar….always requested to bring these!
I make this same recipe but for the frosting I use 6 oz milk chocolate chips and 6oz peanut butter chips! Great combination with the peanut butter in the krispie mix! Always a hit for a gathering!!!
I make these using an ice cream scoop for individual servings. Then I melt the 2 different chips in the microwave; using a tsp of crisco for a nice texture, and then drizzle over the scoops! Kids love them that way too:)
My dad has been making these for me since I was a kid. In fact, I think that it was the first thing that I actually learned how to cook. I love them, and they bring me back to my childhood. This post made me want to share them with my new family and spread the joy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
We have always made these for the holidays. The kids just love them! We also sprinkle Red and green sprinkles on them and called them Kris Kringle’s.