These soft and chewy Scotcheroos are an addictive, six-ingredient, peanut butter no-bake treat that comes together in just ten minutes.
Author: Garnish and Glaze
For the Base:
6cupsSpecial K Cereal*
1cuplight Karo syrup
1 1/3cupscreamy peanut butter
For the Topping:
1 1/2cupsbutterscotch chips
3/4cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
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.
*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.