These bars can be made with three kinds of cereal and are quick and easy to make. One of our favorites.

Glenda Ulven
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Over medium high heat in a large heavy kettle, combine the syrup and sugar, bring to a boil and continue to boil for one minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in the margarine and peanut butter until melted. Add marshmallows and stir until well blended.

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  • Pour the cereal into a large bowl, and stir in the marshmallow mixture so that the cereal is evenly coated. Grease an 11x17 inch jellyroll pan and press the cereal into the pan. Flatten with the back of a buttered spoon.

  • To make the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread evenly over the bars in the pan. Let stand until the bars are cool, and topping is set. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; 23.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 308 mg sodium. 86.9 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
These are excellent. My husband and son don't like regular rice krispy treats but they both loved these. These are more substantial and flavorful. Two tips: 1) To make pressing the mix down in the jelly roll pan easier put a plastic baggie on your hand like a glove and spray the "palm" side with cooking spray; then you can press it down evenly with your hand and not mess with a buttered spoon. 2) Sprinkle the chocolate and butterscotch chips over the top of the still warm newly pressed down krispy mix; the chips will melt and you can smooth them out with a butter knife so you don't need to clean your double boiler. If they don't melt enough just slip the pan into a low temp oven and watch carefully until they start to glisten; then you can spread them out. This recipe makes a lot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2007
Good recipe and easy to make. Next time I think I'd like to use peanut butter chips instead of the butterscotch chips (made it a little too sweet). Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
These are excellent. My husband and son don't like regular rice krispy treats but they both loved these. These are more substantial and flavorful. Two tips: 1) To make pressing the mix down in the jelly roll pan easier put a plastic baggie on your hand like a glove and spray the "palm" side with cooking spray; then you can press it down evenly with your hand and not mess with a buttered spoon. 2) Sprinkle the chocolate and butterscotch chips over the top of the still warm newly pressed down krispy mix; the chips will melt and you can smooth them out with a butter knife so you don't need to clean your double boiler. If they don't melt enough just slip the pan into a low temp oven and watch carefully until they start to glisten; then you can spread them out. This recipe makes a lot. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
These are excellent. My husband and son don't like regular rice krispy treats but they both loved these. These are more substantial and flavorful. Two tips: 1) To make pressing the mix down in the jelly roll pan easier put a plastic baggie on your hand like a glove and spray the "palm" side with cooking spray; then you can press it down evenly with your hand and not mess with a buttered spoon. 2) Sprinkle the chocolate and butterscotch chips over the top of the still warm newly pressed down krispy mix; the chips will melt and you can smooth them out with a butter knife so you don't need to clean your double boiler. If they don't melt enough just slip the pan into a low temp oven and watch carefully until they start to glisten; then you can spread them out. This recipe makes a lot. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2005
Thank you for this great start to my husbands favorite sweet treat. I changed it just a little- I added a half cup more peanut butter and instead of butterscotch chips I added all chocolate. Thank you I have been looking for this recipie for a year every time my husband had this he didn't know who made it to ask for the recipe. Such a great time with the kids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
These are wonderful.. thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
These bars were amazing!!! The one thing I did differently was substituted the 2 cups of butterscotch chips with 2 cups of Reeses Peanut Butter chips. I LOVE peanut butter! I spread all the chips out on top of the pan and put the pan in a warm oven till they got shiney. Then just spread it out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2006
These were so good! I was looking for something that resembled Crispy treats with a chocolate frosting on top but without peanut butter because my husband and daughter are allergic. I did everything exactly the same excluding the peanut butter. I am sure these would be even better with it but had to make something so I would notend up eating them all!! My extended family just raved about these. Thank-you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
This is a great recipe! I just served this for a shower I was having and everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2006
I would like to try these again but would use chocolate chips only for the topping. The butterscotch chips added a strange chemical-like taste that we didn't care for. A half batch of these worked well in a 9-inch pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2011
Great recipe for a different twist on the ordinary Rice Krispy Treats! Again I am testing recipes for our annual Breast Cancer bake sale going on for the month of October. The recipes I find on here are usually winners and reading what comments everyone posts on here are very helpful as I just tossed the chocolate chips on put the oven on to broil for about a minute or two then spread it gave it a nice looking topping instead of just plain one color brown next time I might add in some white chocolate chips! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2008
My mother was not interested in cooking but this is one recipe I remember her making and we all loved it. She put the bars in a deeper dish with the "frosting" between the layers. Less messy for lunch boxes or little hands! I brought them as a treat for everyone where I work and everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2007
Good recipe and easy to make. Next time I think I'd like to use peanut butter chips instead of the butterscotch chips (made it a little too sweet). Read More