This is what I grew up with in lieu of 'scotcheroos'. They are simpler to make and pack a much richer flavor which means when I bite into similar recipes (hoping for this flavor), I am disappointed and want my homemade version!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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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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  • Grease bottom and the lower 1 inch of the sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter. Pour cereal into the prepared dish.

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  • Mix butterscotch chips and peanut butter together in a bowl and melt in a microwave oven, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; pour over cereal and stir until cereal is coated. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to compact mixture into the dish.

  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 10 minutes.

  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Spread over the top of the bars with a spatula.

  • Refrigerate bars again until the chocolate is firmed, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If it is crumbling when you cut it, it may be too cold (if you chilled it in the freezer or outside in the winter), and you may need to warm up a bit. It is not as chewy as other recipes.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 121.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2016
It is good with a strong butterscotch flavor that I like. Read More
(2)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2018
Doesn't stay together at all:( You have to eat it with a spoon. But it tastes good! Read More
(1)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2016
It is good with a strong butterscotch flavor that I like. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2018
Doesn't stay together at all:( You have to eat it with a spoon. But it tastes good! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2016
Thought it was wonderful Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2016
Super easy to make. I thought the butterscotch flavor was too strong. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2021
I made these with a slight change to the directions. I melted my butterscotch chips in a large bowl and when melted added the rice krispies and then poured and spread into my 9x13 dish. I chilled for 10 minutes but the chill time should be longer so the rice krispies can set/firm up. Otherwise when you are trying to spread the chocolate you get bits of rice krispies mixed in.I chilled over night and pulled out and let sit on the counter for an hour before cutting. These do crumble and fall apart easily, yes, I was able to get a pretty pic of them but I was concerned with the amount of crumble. As for the taste, these are VERY sweet and sugary, so much so that a small amount made me sick to my stomach. They are good, just too sugary for me. I am sure my boys will love them while my daughter will also say they are too much for her too. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2016
too crunchy fell apart when they were cut into squares. There are better recipes out there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2019
Made no changes delicious!!! Read More