Simple and Delicious: Scotcharoos

These are close to the easiest dessert on the planet to make, and they’re a contender for most delicious too! If it’s been a while since you’ve had scotcharoos, you should give them another chance and remember just how amazing they are. I have searched Pinterest for the very BEST scotcharoo recipe, and I think I’ve found it! It is crucial to keep them chewy and with enough butterscotch to give it that really nutty flavor. Thanks to Pinterest for saving the day! And for guiding me toward the best proportions and methods for CHEWY Scotcheroos!

Perfect Scotcharoos: Chewy Every Time!

A classic chewy, chocolate and peanut butter treat, made faster and better with the microwave. Author: Kate ? Be Happy and Do Good Recipe Type: Snack, Dessert

Yield: 12-24, depending on size

Serving size: 12
Calories per serving: 507

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chunky peanut butter (smooth will work, too)
6 cups rice krispie cereal
3/4 cup chocolate chips (i prefer bittersweet chocolate)
3/4 cup butterscotch chips

Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.

In a very large glass bowl, combine corn syrup and granulated sugar. Mix well. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir.

Add peanut butter to sugar mixture and stir well. Microwave for 30 additional seconds.

Add rice krispie cereal to peanut butte rand sugar mixture. Stir very well, being sure to coat all the cereal evenly.

Using a rubber scraper, press cereal mixture into greased baking pan. Make sure to level.

In a small glass bowl, mix together chocolate and butterscotch chips. Microwave for one minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until chips are completely melted and smooth. (Add additional time, if needed, for melting.)

Spread over cereal bars. Allow to set up at room temperature or refrigerate for a few minutes until the chocolate has set.

Cut into bars and serve.

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A few tips:

Do not overcook the sugar mixture. Also, be sure to stir cereal and peanut butter mixture together well. Do not press the mixture to firmly into the pan that you crush the rice krispies and compact it, making it hard.


    Stefanie Hathaway
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