Rice Krispies Scotcheroos – Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars

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Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars can be completed in 10 minutes or less!

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos Recipe:

Peanut Butter Scotcheroos are a delicious treat that takes me right back to my childhood.  I remember a friend’s mom making these for us, and then learning how to make them myself. These make a great treat for kids and teens to make by themselves, because the recipe is so simple.

These are hands down the best scotcheroos (some people spell them scotcharoos too).

What makes the best scotcheroos?

They have the flavor of peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch all wrapped into one cookie.

And, these chocolate scotcheroos only have 6 ingredients – corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter, Rice Krispies, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.

What’s great is you don’t have to heat up your house because these are microwave scotcheroos.  The chewy peanut butter base is made by microwaving corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter for 5 minutes (be sure to whisk twice during that time frame).  And then, use the microwave to melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together (only do 30 second intervals, and stir in between).

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less

Best Ever Scotcheroos

I literally dreamed about these one night; it had been ages since I had made them.  So, I started searching through all my vintage cookbooks because I knew I would find the recipe.  And I did!  These microwave scotcheroos were in the 1988 version of Shelby County Extension Homemakers cookbook.

It must have been meant to be because I had all the ingredients in the pantry, which isn’t hard because there’s only six ingredients total.  And the recipe is pretty simple to memorize.  The recipe call for 1 cup of all the ingredients except for the Rice Krispies which takes 6 cups. Simple, no bake, fast, and yummy.  The best ever Rice Krispies Scotcheroos.

Ingredient List for Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars

What do I need to make scotcheroos?

White Sugar

Peanut Butter

White Corn Syrup

Rice Krispies

Chocolate Chips

Butterscotch Chips

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake treat with Rice Krispies, chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars are the best.

How to Make Rice Krispies Scotcheroos in the Microwave

Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, cook sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter for 5 minutes, stopping the microwave to stir twice.
  2. Stir in Rice Krispies.
  3. Pour into a prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. In a second microwave-safe bowl, melt together chocolate and butterscotch chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
  5. Pour over peanut butter scotcheroos; let sit at room temperature until set.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amount for no bake scotcheroos, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less

Notes About Chocolate Scotcheroos:

  • This version is a microwave scotcheroos recipe. Cook the corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Be sure to stop and whisk the mixture twice during the 5 minute time frame.  It will be bubbly, thick and sticky.
  • Work quickly once you stir in the Rice Krispies into the peanut butter sauce because it sets up quickly.  Use your hands to push the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • When you melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together, be sure to stir them every 30 seconds.  Believe me, it is very easy to burn chocolate chips in the microwave.  I know from personal experience.
  • The best way to spread the chocolate mixture is with an offset spatula like this one.
  • If you spray the 9 x 13 inch pan, the entire cookie will come out in one piece, and then you can cut the on a cutting board into individual pieces.

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Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less

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Rice Krispies Scotcheroos - Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake, 2 layered treat that is a favorite of all families.  The bottom bar layer is a  cookie made with sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and Rice Krispies while the top layer is a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. With the help of the microwave, this entire recipe can be completed in 10 minutes or less!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Scotcheroos, Microwave Scotcheroos, Peanut Butter Scotcheroos, Rice Krispies Scotcheroos, Scotcheroos
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, cook corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter for 5 minutes, stirring twice, around the 2 minute and 4 minute marks.
    Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake treat with Rice Krispies, chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars are the best.
  • Stir in Rice Krispies; spread into a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and press down with your hands to distribute into an even layer.
    Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake treat with Rice Krispies, chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars are the best.
  • In a second microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips. Be sure to stir every 30 seconds to prevent the chips from burning. Once the chips begin to melt, stir until smooth.
    Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake treat with Rice Krispies, chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars are the best.
  • Pour over Rice Krispies layer and spread into an even layer. Let sit until the chocolate hardens. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
    Rice Krispies Scotcheroos are a no bake treat with Rice Krispies, chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars are the best.

Notes

  • This version is a microwave scotcheroos recipe. Cook the corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Be sure to stop and whisk the mixture twice during the 5 minute time frame.  It will be bubbly, thick and sticky.
  • Work quickly once you stir in the Rice Krispies into the peanut butter sauce because it sets up quickly.  Use your hands to push the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • When you melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together, be sure to stir them every 30 seconds.  Believe me, it is very easy to burn chocolate chips in the microwave.  I know from personal experience. 
  • The best way to spread the chocolate mixture is with an offset spatula like this one. 
  • If you spray the 9 x 13 inch pan, the entire cookie will come out in one piece, and then you can cut the on a cutting board into individual pieces.
  •  We love no bake desserts like Caramel Puff Corn, Grandma's Cherry Fluff, Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Grandma's Three Layer Chocolate Squares, and Cream Cheese Mints

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2mg

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