Kellogg's® Chocolate Scotcheroos
The flavors of butterscotch, chocolate and peanut butter unite in these crunchy cereal snack bars.
The flavors of butterscotch, chocolate and peanut butter unite in these crunchy cereal snack bars.
A great recipe which I've made since I was a kid (40+ years ago!) Some tips - just let the sugar/corn syrup mixture come to a light boil and get it off the heat. Also, don't press it tightly into the pan because it will be too hard to bite and too hard to cut into squares. I always cut mine in the pan immediately after putting the melted chips on top; otherwise it is more difficult after it is set. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I have!Read More
A great recipe which I've made since I was a kid (40+ years ago!) Some tips - just let the sugar/corn syrup mixture come to a light boil and get it off the heat. Also, don't press it tightly into the pan because it will be too hard to bite and too hard to cut into squares. I always cut mine in the pan immediately after putting the melted chips on top; otherwise it is more difficult after it is set. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I have!
These are a family favorite. I make these every year at Christmas. In fact, I make several batches. For the people that say they are hard as a brick, you are cooking the sugar/corn syrup mixture too long. All you are supposed to be doing is bringing it to a boil and then get it off of the heat. Also, don't pack them hard into the pan, just lightly press and smooth them out. These are in no way hard as a rock. They are chewy and yummy!!
I've made this recipe for the past 25 years....and called it Special K Bars...as they used to be made with Special K cereal when the flakes used to be smaller! Now I use rice krispies. I heat the syrup and sugar in a big tupperware bowl in the microwave for about 90 seconds, add the peanut butter, and stir in the krispies. I use a much larger pan---12x17 sheet pan--as my daycare kids like them MUCH thinner--and they are easier to cut into 1x1 squares! After frosting with the melted chips, I decorate each square w/ an M&M of the current season--red and green for X-mas, etc! Always a hit...and so easy to have all the ingredients on hand for a quick & easy treat to mix up!
I read about these bars on the recipe exchange... wow, they're delicious! My son says he likes them better than marshmallow rice crispy treats and those were always his favorite. I would just suggest cutting them while still warm because they're difficult to cut when cool.
I have been eating this since I was a little girl, and they are so good! I always make sure I keep some at home before taking them to a potluck or picnic because there are never any leftovers! It's important to cook the sugar and syrup just until a boil to make sure they stay nice and soft. I also sometimes add about a teaspoon or two of butter or shortening to the chocolate/butterscotch topping to make it creamier.
These are very good. A great snack to take to coworkers at Christmas...A hint for expert cook Mickey. You always melt chocolate either in the microwave by zapping for 1 min on med and stir and repeat until smooth or in another pan over a pot of simmered water, stirring until smooth. Chocolate burns and clumps very easy.
these are awsome....I must say through trial and error they are now perfect. I always let the sugars boil and they would turn out rock hard. The key is to heat the syrup and sugar on medium low heat and watch it for a good 7 minutes until the sugar starts to dissolve. I dont even let it come to a boil....almost though. Take it off the heat and add peanut butter and krispies. I then layer with chocolate chips and throw under a hot broil for about 1 minute and spread the melted chips over top. turned out perfect.
Rich and very sweet, but so tasty. Easy to make. I am only giving 4 stars because I think next time I might omit the butterscotch chips and double the choco chips.....I know these are "scotcheroos" not "choco-roos", but I think I just like the whole peanut butter/chocolate combo better. Will make again and maybe change it up a bit. Thanks!
I have always made this recipe using Special K cereal instead of the rice krispies. These bars are a hit whenever I make them. Everyone loves them! They're easy and quick to make and great to make in the summer because you don't have to turn the oven on.
this recipe is absolutely awesome, it doesnt take long, the items to make are easy to come by, and its delicious! I did however have to add half and half to the chocolate while it was in the saucepan in order for it to become smooth.
If you find these too sweet, you can omit the corn syrp and sugar altogether. You can simply microwave the PB and butterscotch chips together, stirring until smooth. Then do the same with the choc chips (I suggest semi-sweet) and top them. I used to do it this way to make them on my lunch break at work. I like to eat them warm with a spoon :)
I thought that the coating was a little thin compared to the photo. maybe 2 cups of chocolate chips and 2 cups of butterscotch chips...not just one cup of each. other than that i thought they were delicious. But let them sit a while before taking them out of the pan (20 minutes is good enough) or else it will be too crumbly to eat and it will break into pieces. if you don't have enough corn syrup , substitute it with honey! it works the same! they sure are yummy and bake free--so they're quick! YUM!!Also... it's way quicker to melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in the microwave instead of the stove! 30 mins,stir,30 mins, stir! ( 1 minute total) for kids they also taste good with a few sprinkles or miniature marshmallows! ,marshmallow spread mixed with melted Peanut butter is good for a topping aswell! makes about 18 squares , but i guess it all depens on how you cut it! haha! ENJOY!
In my family, these are known as "rice krispy treats," the one and only (none of that marshmallow stuff for us, thank you very much!). They're to die for, I'd probably eat a whole pan by myself if there was no one around to stop me. A couple of tips, though-melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between. Once you pour that over the top, let them chill in the fridge for an hour or so, then set them out at room temperature for about half an hour. That way the chocolate's set (although it gets a little soft at room temp), but they're easier to cut, as the rice krispy mixture gets softer. Also, as other reviews have said, don't push them down too hard into the pan, or they'll be too dense to cut and bite. They (without the chocolate) should come about halfway up the side of the pan.
Oh my, Oh my, Oh Scotcheroos! I made these and can not stop eating them. I used cocoa Krispies and added almost a TBSP of shortening to the chocolate & butterscotch chips to make it more spreadable. These are better then the stardard marshmallow Krispie squares.
These are our favorite candy bars, by far!!!! I have been making these for years. They are very addicting! I use natural unsweetened peanut butter. Also have used milk chocolate chips in place of semi-sweet with the butterscotch chips, but prefer the semi-sweet. If I used the milk chocolate again, I would leave out the butterscotch as it makes it too sweet.
LOVE these! I love taking them to functions because so many people have never heard of them! I use about 3/4 bag of chocolate chips and 1/2 a bag of butterscotch. Also, as soon as you see a bubble along the side, remove the corn syrup and sugar from the heat. Then they will be nice and soft!
I did not care for this. Followed recipe exactly.
Awesome! They are so hard to cut though!!! Next time I make them, I will double the topping though.
Very good but after making it I remember now why I hate working with peanut butter. The three tastes go well together.
easy and good
These really are delicious. I use just over 5 cups of cereal. It makes them more "gooey" and keeps them from drying out. I also go ahead and use the entire 12 oz bag of chocolate chips (extra 4 ounces) for a thicker frosting layer. YUMMY!
This is a must try for everyone. I took this to work one time and made friends with the whole office. Even people I have never met were coming over and introducing themselves to me and saying this was the best and when was I going to make it again.
Many variations can be done to this recipe. I wanted to use this for a 'How-To' for using corn syrup. They came out chewer than marshmellow versions (just do NOT over boil the corn syrup).
My husband would have given these 10 stars. They were too sweet for me, but people loved them. If you love peanut butter, this is a great treat for you.
these are great and easy, I didnt have butterscotch chip on hand, so I DBL the chocolate chips and when melting the chocolate chips I added about 3/4 of a stick to a stick...makes it easy to work with and give it a nice shine to it. I also added 2 TBL butter to the sugar and peanutbutter,keep it from getting hard. I use unsalted butter.
Easy and yummy
This is a classic and my personal favorite. If yours are hard in the least you are cooking the syrup and sugar too long. Perhaps the term "boil" needs to be definied. "Boil" is different from "rolling boil". Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently, and as soon as the mixture has little bubbles popping up throughout most of the pan, you're done. The mixture shouldn't be boiled to the point you would say, boil water for pasta. Also worth noting is that I multiply the recipe by 1.5 and use a cookie sheet intead of a 9x13.
SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. I usually hate rice krispie treats because most are made mainly with marshmallows and I hate marshmallows. These were such a nice surprise!! I basically followed the recipe exactly. Left out a little bit of sugar (I put a little more than 3/4 of a cup in). It was absolutely delicious!! I made it for a group of my closest friends that I have not seen in a few months as I am away at college and I had to force myself to not eat the whole batch before I saw them. I highly recommend this recipe!
These are very addicting my husband and I have to make ourselves stop eating these so we don't get sick. (although I could probably sit down and eat the whole pan hehe) I did mine alittle different on the chocolate and butterscotch I used 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate 1 1/4 cup butterscotch and 1 cup of milk chocolate. The combination makes such a good bar! We keep ours in the fridge which when you take them out they are very hard but if you leave them on the counter for like 10 mins before you eat them they are fine. This is my FAVORITE FAVORITE dessert. If I could give it more stars I would make these you will not be sorry!!
I should have realized when I read "scotch"eroos that the butterscotch would be the dominant flavour. I'm not a fan of butterscotch so I substituted half the butterscotch chips for Reece's peanut butter ones. It didn't help though, I think I would prefer standard krispie squares with a chocolate/peanut butter topping. My kids didn't care for them either so I likely won't make them again. However, if you like butterscotch you will probably really enjoy these. Thanks anyway!
I took the cue from a friend who used a jelly roll pan. Mine is approx 11"X17". And for the topping, I used one handful of butterscotch chips and one handful of chocolate chips. I threw them on the warm cereal/peanut butter mixture I had spread out in the pan and it gives just a hint of chocolate butterscotch flavor. No more breaking off teeth to eat these bad johnsons...
These were a hit at a holiday get-together with several friends. If you make the topping, I recommend doubling it in order to make sure it covers the entire top. Beware, these are incredibly rich. They'd probably be good without the topping as well.
These are easy to make and delicious! They transport well for tailgating too! I have made this recipe for years and don't think you need to change the original recipe at all!
These are my 24-yr.-old son's favorite. To keep them from being too dry or too hard, be sure not to cook the sugar very long. Only bring it to a boil and let it cook VERY BRIEFLY, just until the sugar starts to dissolve. Enjoy!!
These were really great - a nice change from regular Rice Krispie treats. I had a bit of trouble getting the butterscotch and chocolate chips to melt, so I added a few tablespoons of cream.
Great recipe! My family has made a similar dessert for years. Our recipe calls for the butterscotch chips to be melted into the peanut butter mixture. (This maybe too rich for some.) Also, instead of a chocolate coating on the top, we have a layer of melted chocolate in between two layers of the rice krispies. Either way, it's a great treat !
Way too sweet! Easy enough to make, though.
MMmmmmm. Childhood is calling.
I love these bars! The ultimate for chocolate-peanut butter lovers. I made them in an 11x7 inch pan, so they were thicker. I also increased the frosting. I used 1 1/2 cups each of the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Mmmmmm....
These are very sweet. I decided to make these with my grandson. He didn't like them but my boyfriend loved them. My kids didn't care for them either. Might make them for my boyfreind but that's about it.
Way too sweet for my liking, I think they would be good even without the chocolate topping, maybe with some chocolate chips thrown in with the cereal instead.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Butterscotch in a cereal -a true rich and SWEET snack bar this is but so worth making! This went as fast as it took for to put together. I heated the syrup and sugar on medium low heat towards a light boil, then when I saw little bubbles starting to surface, I took the pot off the burner immediately. Mixed in the peanut butter, which melted nicely, the 6 cups of cereal, then spread it lightly in a pan sprayed with PAM. I did not pack the cereal mixture into the pan, just lightly spread it evenly around. Next, I melted the chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a saucepan over low heat. I was almost tempted to add in a little butter to help smooth it out and make for a creamier texture but I didn't. When spread over the cereal, the chocolate/butterscotch mixture ends up being a "thin" layer just enough to cover the entire cereal. When it slightly cooled, I got a knife and cut into bars. I think next time I may try to melt the butterscotch chips first, layer it over the cereal, then melt the chocolate chips as the last layer over the top pf the butterscotch. I would most likely add a little more chocolate and butterscotch chips being that it was a thin layer and a little butter. This is a sweet, chewy, rich snack. What I liked best about this was I did NOT have to turn on the oven in order to make this recipe!
I have made these 4 times in the past month! We seem to gobble them up as fast as I can cut them out of the pan.
I replaced the corn syrup with golden syrup, and reduced the amount of the syrup to 3/4c. Also reduced sugar to 2/3c and used soft brown instead of white. I added a splash of water. To compensate I used 1 1/4c of PB, and did a dark choc drizzle. it was YUM.
Yum yum yum! I loved these. The only thing I would change would be to maybe make more of the topping, because it was spread pretty thinly over the bars and didn't quite reach all the edges. Very very yummy though. Will definitely make these again!
We love these! They are VERY rich, but very good!
They were good, but I probably wouldn't make them again. It took hours before the chocolate/ butterscotch mixture got cool enough to cut into bars and the rice crispy had a somewhat stale feeling to them. Nothing like the original Rice Krispy treat.
A classic recipe. I have been making these since I was a young adult!!! (which means, oh, about 25 years ago!) Try them- they ARE addicting!
They were a good hit. They were pretty tasty but not peanut butter-y enough.
Easy and good all in the same pot. How can one go wrong?? The only thing I did differently is add peanut butter instead of the butterscotch chips because we don't like them. So my topping was a chocolate peanut butter instead and mmmm. I have also found it easier to cut while cool instead of from the fridge. Not quite as pretty since the chocolate smears instead of cutting straight though. Hint: fridge too full? Cover and cool outside in the winter!
My husband's family staple. I thought I should try making them. I Read the recipe and it sounded easy. And...it is. But it took me a couple of tries and was feeling "what is my problem!!" Each time the bars came out rock hard as I let it boil. Which is a no no! Finally I let the sugar dissolve and bring it just before it starts to boil. Take off the heat....So with that said. I give these bars a 5. Super Sweet.
This is a great easy recipe!! I omitted the butterscotch just cuz my family doesn't eat it. You can also make this recipe and use 6 cups cornflakes and drop by spoon onto foil and omit the topping and they are just as great been making those for years now!!
This is a great recipe. These were always my favorite holiday treat as a kid and now I know how to make them. I made 4 batches for a charity Thanksgiving dinner that our local church holds every year. They were a little complicated for me but they turned out perfectly. I had a hard time melting the chocolate and then cutting the bars after everything was cool but I managed. Overall, a great recipe!!
this threw my diet out the window.....i could eat the whole pan! I topped with ganache. one small carton of whipping cream and bring to a boil. take off stove and pour over a bags worth of choc chips. once it was well blended i put the ganache in the fridge to stiffen it up. then i poured over the dessert. SO FANTASTIC. i took to a football party and didn't bring any home!
This was just what I was looking for! However, I just omitted the butterscotch chips because I was really wanted just chocolate and peanut butter (my faves!). For the topping, I did 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Everyone loved them!
These were delicious! I doubled the chocolate butterscotch topping, but think I will go with the recommended amount next time. It made it even richer. Definitely a keeper though. Can't wait to make it for work.
I made this recipe for a bake sale, and everyone loved them. I felt there was too much butterscotch in the recipe, but not being a fan of it normally, it was probably my own personal preference. I would recommend splitting this in to two pans as it makes quite thick bars even in a 10x13.
So easy, so good!
My mom made these while I was growing up and still makes them a lot. I've never met anyone who didn't like them! If they come out hard as a rock, you boiled the pb and corn syrup too long. If you like a softer bar, add a bit more pb.
These are awesome. Don't be afraid to melt more chocolate chips and butterscotch chips than it says. The more the better!
These are a must try! My mother inlaw makes these every year and we all go crazy for them.
These were so easy to make and so good! Definitely do not let the corn syrup, sugar mixture get to a boil. These came out just perfect. I had no trouble cutting them or biting into them. Fabulous!!!
I went to summer camp and used to have them as dessert, they bring the best memories!!! Easy to do, don't over boil, great for small Christmas presents.
This was a great recipe! I have never made these before-- but everyone RAVED about them last night- saying they were the best ones they've ever had! Not many people there and the whole pan was gone! My husband is having me make them again tonight! I only had a little of the semi-sweet chocolate, so I just dumped about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and they were fine! Great recipe!
These are EXCELLENT. I was looking for this recipe, very similar to a rice krispie treat a local place used to make called an "O'Henry Bar". I make this exactly as the recipe calls for, and I think it's quite tasty. To those who omit the butterscotch chips, I would definitely recommend trying it. It doesn't have a butterscotch-taste (if that's what you object to), just a richer, chocolate taste. I think the butterscotch chips help bring the flavor out of the bars. Also, I found I REALLY need to stir these well to coat the cereal mixture, or the bottom of the bars ends up a little sticky from extra karo-syrup mixture.
These are so frikkin addictive. Watch OUT!
These are the best crisy treats I've made. I took them to work and they were consumed faster than anything I've taken in the past. WORD OF CAUTION: I heated/dissolced the sugar and corn syrup mixture in the microwave because I didn't want to dirty an pan and I waited too long before I mixed it with the cereal. The mixture started to harden quickly which made it difficult to mix. Next time I will use a pot that is large enough to add the cereal to the sweetened peanut butter mixture. I cut these in small 1" squares and even at that small size they were rich and very fulfilling. Delish!!!
These are wonderful, very rich. Cut into smaller size squares. Everyone loves them.
I didn't use butterscotch chips, I just melt chocolate and spread it over top. I recommend cutting before you chill as well. I have made this now twice, and it has been a hit both times. The first time I used vanilla flavoured Rice Krispies
If you've never tried a scotcheroo, make them! Everyone I know exchanges these on Christmas. They are the new rice krispy treats in our family. I don't alter this recipe at all- it works perfectly!
Addicting. Very, very addicting. My mom always made these with Special K, but my coworker who requested them for his birthday treat knew them to be made with Rice Krispies...they are great using either. I followed the recipe exactly (how do you not??) and they were wonderful. I had to use a bigger bowl to mix everything in...otherwise I would've ended up with cereal all over the place. :) YUMMMMMMMMMMM! **This is really tasty with Corn Flakes too!
Two things that make this easier: Keep the mixture on the burner at medium while mixing in the rice crispies. Then when you press it into the pan you can just sprinkle the choc chips on and they will melt on their own. To make cutting easier, put in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then take it out to cut into squares. If you wait until chocolate is cooled, it is hard to cut them without breaking the chocolate topping.
AMAZING! I used 1.5 cups of chocolate and butterscotch instead of just 1..made them for a friend for her birthday and ate half the pan myself xD
Everything worked out until I got to the chocolate part. The chips didn't melt very well, so I had to redo them in the double boiler. But they turned out very good.
This is the best recipe ever! I went through and made sure it was posted! I always do a little more butterscotch in the topping to make them more "scotchy."
These are the best!
These were delicious. I coated my pan with cooking spray and they popped right out after chilling them in the fridge making them easier to cut. I didn't have butterscotch chips so I used a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips, and they were delicious. Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter?
So good! Thanks
these are so good I make them all the time!!
Everybody loves these. All ages, through the years, one of the best choices.
Loved these. Easy to make, great for last minute BBQ's.
These are really good! The bars will stay nice and soft if you shut the heat off as soon as the sugar and corn syrup come to a simmer. Boiling makes them get hard. I melt the chips in the microwave. Put them in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave 2 minutes stopping and stirring after one minute.
These were just okay according to my family. I'm sure we'll make them again someday, but they definitely aren't a favorite and will only be an occasional thing.
I would give these a 6 if I could! I am a sucker for anything with Choaolate and peanut butter though!
I made this recipe. because I wanted to use up Rice Krispies and chocolate chips from the holidays. I doubled the chocolate chips since I didn’t have any butterscotch chips The whole family loved these bars.
Delicious, but hard as rocks. I don't know if that was my fault or the recipe. Either way they were eaten up.
We call these Special K Bars at our house. They are great and we've been making them for years. My hubby LOVES them! A big step up from rice krispy treats! YUM!
too hard, and I followed everyone's advice to make them more chewy
This is the best dessert ever and SO easy to make! I will make this over and over and never get tired of it!
Took this to a picnic and everyone thanked me for bringing it because they havn't had them in so long. Delicious!!
it was the best thing i ever had
These are fabulous made with either the Special K or Rice Krispies. You can't go wrong either way, you're putting on a couple pounds!
Wonderful recipe...my kids loved!! Very easy to make and would not change a thing.
Super easy and delicious.
i followed the directions which were easy to follow & smelled wonderful while putting together, but the end result was a rock hard and had to be hit hard to break any pieces off to try. the bit i did taste test was too sweet, and you couldn't tell there was any butterscotch chips added, because the chocolate was too strong. i obviously cooked the corn syrup too long, which would explain why it came out the way it did, but perhaps people could reduce a little bit of the chocolate chip...otherwise they might just want to go with chocolate krispies instead.
These are definitely a sweet treat and my favorite! I use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet and I melt them in the microwave with the butterscotch chips for about a minute plus, stir them up and they are smooth and easy to pour over the top of the treat. I've gotten raving reviews from co-workers and friends alike.
I made these and took them to work and they were a hit! Simple and tasty!