Chewy, crispy peanut butter bars are spread with chocolate and butterscotch for a new family favorite treat.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large pan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.

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  • Pour into greased 13x9-inch pan and pat into place.

  • Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread over cereal.

  • Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 126 mg sodium. 35.8 g carbohydrates; 13.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
Ive been making this recipe for years now the only thing I do different is actually use a whole bag of chocolate chips and a whole bag of butterscotch chips....sounds like alot but with a 13x9 pan it works well Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
These are very tasty bars but it would be helpful if the recipe pointed out more carefully what one reviewer noted - that is to barely let the corn syrup/sugar solution start to bubble and then quickly remove it from the heat so that the bars will be soft. I didn't know to do that and ours are really hard to bite into and chew. But we can just barely bite into them and they are still really good! So with that modification I would have given them 4 or 5 stars! Read More
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252 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
Ive been making this recipe for years now the only thing I do different is actually use a whole bag of chocolate chips and a whole bag of butterscotch chips....sounds like alot but with a 13x9 pan it works well Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
Fabulous recipe - my family has been making it for years. One suggestion - make the bars a "sandwich." Spread half of the cereal mixture in the pan top with the melted chips - and spread the rest of the cereal mixture on top. Keeps the gooey chocolate on the cookie - and not on you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
These are very tasty bars but it would be helpful if the recipe pointed out more carefully what one reviewer noted - that is to barely let the corn syrup/sugar solution start to bubble and then quickly remove it from the heat so that the bars will be soft. I didn't know to do that and ours are really hard to bite into and chew. But we can just barely bite into them and they are still really good! So with that modification I would have given them 4 or 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
Have made these for years from an old German village church cookbook. Always loved. Always a hit. Don't leave out the butterscotch chips -- they make all the difference. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
A family favorite and personal specialty! I ate these all the time when I was pregnant! My hubby jokes my daughter is made of scotcheroos.:) After making these many (MANY) times here are my tips: 1. Make sure you boil the syrup and sugar just the right amount. About 30-45 seconds at full boil. Sugar should just dissolve. Less and they won't stick together well more and they'll be too hard. 2. It's best to mix the chocolate and butterscotch chips on a double boiler or something but in a hurry just pour them both on top of the rice krispies and stick them in the microwave or oven for a bit to melt then spread them with a spatula. Don't let them burn! This is the way Grandma always makes it. 3. My Aunt uses Milk chocolate chips and people like that. (I like the butterscotch though.) Just butterscotch is great for people who don't want or like chocolate. 4. These are great in both a 9x13 pan and a jellyroll pan. It makes them thinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2008
Fabulous! I brought these to a party recently and everyone loved them! I would suggest only refrigerating them for an hour before cutting into squares otherwise they get too hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
This has been a favorite of mine for years.It's quick easy and no bake. It works with Rice Krispies or Special K. You can also use chunky peanutbutter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
This always a big hit at bake sales. I sometimes don't use the butterscotch chips. I use all different type of chips just make sure you use a full two cups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
I love this recipe! It really is like a candy bar....take this for food day at work sometime or to a family gathering -- make sure to bring the recipe! Read More
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