Decadent Scotcheroo Recipe – The Ultimate Rice Krispy Treat

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I’ll be honest. I had never heard of Scotcheroos. But when my daughter wanted me to make them, I had to search for a Scotcheroo recipe. Image my surprise when I discovered that these were just an upscale Rice Krispy Treat!

As Emeril Lagasse says ‘kick it up a notch.’ These delicious treats are more than 1 notch kicked up!

Start the diet tomorrow! Follow these easy steps to create a decadent dessert that both adults and kids will love!

PrepTime: 15 minutes + 2 hours to chill

Baking: N/A

Servings: 9


1 cup corn syrup (light or dark)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 cups Rice Krispies


Step 1

Line an 8 by 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Then spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

scotcheroo recipe syrup mixture

In a large sauce pan, mix sugar and syrup over medium heat until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.

Step 3

scotcheroo recipe peanut butter mixture

Stir in peanut butter and remove from heat.

Step 4

scotcheroo rice krispy and peanut butter

In a large bowl add Rice Krispies. Stir in the peanut butter mixture.

Step 5

scotcheroo recipe in pan

Spread mixture evenly in the baking pan

Step 6

scotcheroo butterscotch and chocolate chips

Microwave butterscotch and chocolate chips. Depending on your microwave, heat for 1 minute and then stir.

If not melted, heat for another 30 seconds and stir. Continue this process until the chips are completely melted.

Step 7

scotcheroo recipe chocolate layer

Pour melted chips over the Rice Krispies. Spread evenly.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until chocolate hardens.

Step 8

Remove from refrigerator and slice.

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Scotcheroo Recipe Variation: For a thicker topping, double the amount of chips.

Trivia Fact: Can you believe that this recipe was originally printed on the Rice Krispy box in the 1960s?

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