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How to Make Scotcheroos

This is how to make Scotcheroos from scratch with 5 ingredients. This easy no bake peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats recipe is one of the most popular family quick and easy desserts during the holidays. Super easy to make with cereal.

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Have you ever made peanut butter Scotcheroos? They are amazing and so easy to make! If you like peanut butter and butterscotch you will be in love with this rice krispy treats dessert. (affiliate links present)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

They are quick to throw together and a heavenly chocolate dessert that’s perfect to take to someone’s house if you’re invited over. We have made this no bake scotcheroos recipe using either Rice Krispies or Cheerios cereals. Every Thanksgiving and now they are a yearly tradition (and expected). 😉

Especially during the holidays I love things that are easy to make, do not require an oven, and everyone thinks they are amazing.

How to Make Scotcheroos From Scratch

You can find the scotcheroo bars recipe on the back of some Rice Krispy cereal boxes. They’re super easy to make. The first thing you’ll want to do is spray some non-stick cooking spray to your pot, bowl, and the 9×12 pan you will use to complete your scotcheroos (you will thank me later for this suggestion)!

Then you’ll start with your pot and add 1 cup of sugar as well as 1 cup of karo syrup. Stir this mixture occasionally and wait until it comes to a rolling boil.

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No Bake Scotcheroos

Then you’re going to add 1 cup of creamy peanut butter (yes it will be messy and sticky but no worries, it’s so worth it) and stir until it is all dissolved and smooth.

Just before your mixture on the stove is ready, take a second to measure out 5 1/2-6 cups of Cheerios or Rice Krispy cereal into a large bowl and get ready to stir your hot peanut buttery mixture on top. Mix everything together until all the Rice Krispies are coated well, then empty the contents into your greased 9×13 size pan.

How to make Scotcheroos in the Microwave

Now it is time for the chocolate and butterscotch topping for these scotcheroos. Melting chocolate chips in microwave is easy. You’ll want 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips and 1/2 a bag of butterscotch chips for this. As for heating the corn syrup and PB together you could but it breaks down easier in a pot because it gets hotter to break down those crystals.

  1. Karo syrup
  2. Smooth peanut butter is best – natural peanut butter would need to be stirred WELL, chunky peanut butter would add well….texture to it.
    1. these two will be heated on the stovetop
  3. Rice Krispies or Cheerios
  4. We like semi sweet chocolate chips instead of milk
  5. Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
  6. Piece of waxed paper

The best to make the topping in the microwave is to use a paper bowl and plastic spoon (lends to a much easier clean up). Or you can use a saucepan over medium heat and stir until smooth.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Scotcheroos

Once you have all of the chocolate/butterscotch topping on let it set until it is cooled and hard. Then pop it in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the topping can harden, and then it can be room temperature after that. If making during the Fall you could shape into fun things like our pumpkin Halloween Rice Krispie Treats!

It is a great treat to bring to a get together, for a holiday (we always have this at Thanksgiving), or just for a treat! Store in an airtight container if there is some time between when they are done and the time they are eaten so they don’t dry out.

What Desserts Can You Make with Rice Krispies?

We recently made these for Christmas and instead of melting chocolate and butterscotch chips I melted red and green Wilton candy melts and drizzled some on top for fun! My daughter makes these all the time and we love them.

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How to Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

You could skip the top layer of chocolate if you wanted but the two flavors are over the top. Just like our lunch lady peanut butter bars you just need a small square to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

  • Have your 5-6 cups of crispy rice cereal ready in a bowl to pour mixture on top of this immediately. I use 5 c. because I like them really ooey gooey. 
  • Also have a 9×13″ pan ready that has been sprayed with non stick spray. This whole process will move quickly.
  • In a large saucepan bring corn syrup to a low rolling boil and then stir in the peanut butter.
  • Stir until it reaching low rolling boil again and then remove from heat and immediately pour it into your bowl with cereal. Stir quickly until all cereal is well coated.
  • Pour cereal mixture into a greased 9×13 prepared pan and press flat with a piece of wax or parchment paper. 
  • Melt your semi sweet or milk chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl until melted. Put in for 30 sec., stir, 30 sec. stir until melted and then pour on top of rice krispy mixture. 

Smooth chocolate topping with the back of a spoon in your baking dish and put in fridge for about 30 min. to harden top coat. Then cut into squares.

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How to Make Scotcheroos

How to make Scotcheroos from scratch is here. Easy no bake peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats recipe is the best dessert. Super easy to make with cereal.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch, dessert, no bake, peanut butter, rice krispy treats, scotcheroos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 257kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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  • Have your 5-6 cups of rice krispy cereal ready in a bowl to pour mixture on top of this immediately. I use 5 c. because I like them really ooey gooey. Also have a 9×13" pan ready that has been sprayed with non stick spray. This whole process will move quickly.
  • In a small saucepan bring karo syrup to a low rolling boil and then add peanut butter. Stir until it reaching low rolling boil again and then remove from heat and immediately pour it into your bowl with cereal. Stir quickly until all cereal is well coated.
  • Pour cereal mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and press flat with a piece of wax or parchment paper. 
  • Melt your chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl until melted. Put in for 30 sec., stir, 30 sec. stir until melted and then pour on top of rice krispy mixture. 
  • Smooth over the top and put in fridge to harden top coat, then cut and serve. You can use cheerios too, but rice krispies are our favorite for scotcheroos!!!

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Scotcheroos
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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 no bake scotcheroos
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