These soft and chewy Scotcheroos are an addictive, six-ingredient, peanut butter no-bake treat that comes together in just ten minutes.
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Scotcheroos

 These soft and chewy Scotcheroos are an addictive, six-ingredient, peanut butter no-bake treat that comes together in just ten minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Author Melanie

Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 6 cups Special K Cereal*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 1/3 cups creamy peanut butter

For the Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Grease a 9x13 pan with butter and set aside.
  • In the bottom of a large pot, heat sugar and karo syrup over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Cook just until sugar dissolves or until it starts to barely bubble. Remove from heat, stir in the peanut butter until it it melts and mixture is smooth. Add in the cereal and fold gently until all cereal is evenly coated. Spread into the pan and gently press flat.
  • Place the butterscotch and chocolate chips together in a bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring between each until smooth. Pour over the cereal and spread to the edges. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes

*Do NOT substitute with Rice Krispies. That will alter the amount of surface area and ratio of cereal to coating. If you only have Rice Krispies on hand, use my Scotcheroo Hearts recipe.