My mama used to make these growing up. I finally found a recipe and boy do these taste even better than I remember. Can’t wait to gift them this year

Scotcheroos are a delicious and addictive dessert treat that combines the delightful flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch with a crispy rice cereal base. This dessert is popular in the United States, especially at bake sales, parties, and potlucks. It originated in the 1960s and has since become a classic indulgence loved by many. The combination of sweet, rich, and crispy textures makes Scotcheroos a standout dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Scotcheroos can be served at various occasions, such as birthdays, picnics, or holiday gatherings. They are incredibly versatile and pair well with many sides and accompaniments. One popular way to serve Scotcheroos is together with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The contrast of the cold and creamy ice cream with the crunchy and gooey Scotcheroo creates a truly delightful sensation. Alternatively, you can also serve them with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped nuts for added texture and flavor. No matter how you choose to serve them, Scotcheroos are sure to be a hit with everyone.
Scotcheroos Recipe:
– 1 cup light corn syrup
– 1 cup creamy peanut butter
– 6 cups crisped rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
– 1 cup butterscotch chips
– 1 cup chocolate chips
– 1 cup sugar
1. In a large sauce pan, heat sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup in a pot until boiling, stirring constantly.
2. Put cereal in a large bowl. Pour the boiled mixture over the cereal and mix well.
3. Press into a greased 9×13 baking pan.
4. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in a small pot over low heat, stirring.
5. Pour the melted mixture over the cereal base in the baking dish, using a spatula to spread it evenly.
6. Allow the Scotcheroos to cool and set at room temperature (~30 mins) until the chocolate topping is firm.
Once set, cut into squares or bars and serve.
Whether you’re looking to satisfy your own craving for a sweet treat or need a dessert that will impress guests, Scotcheroos are a surefire choice. The combination of the distinct flavors and textures makes them truly addictive. Serve these delectable treats alongside a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, or simply enjoy them on their own. Get ready for a crowd-pleasing dessert that will quickly become a favorite among family and friends.
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