No Bake Scotcheroos

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No Bake Scotcheroos…Chewy, crispy peanut butter bars that are topped with a chocolate and butterscotch ganache. This scotcheroos recipe can’t get any easier and is the perfect no-bake treat!

I’m a big fan of no-bake desserts. They are perfect for when you need to throw something together quickly. These scotcheroo bars are a go-to recipe, as well as peanut butter bars, corn flake cookies, homemade snickers and trail mix muddy buddies.

 

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One of my favorite childhood desserts is scotcheroos. This scotcheroos recipe is a classic that everyone always loves! The flavors of the peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch are perfection. If you’ve never had scotcheroos before, you’ve got to add them to your baking list. They really can’t get any easier and are the perfect no-bake treat!

I think my mom first found the scotcheroo recipe on the box of Rice Krispies several years ago and I simply just cut their recipe in half and added a teaspoon of vanilla. The reason I did this is mainly because we usually don’t need a WHOLE 9×13 pan of scotcheroos. I mean, we could eat them… but we really shouldn’t. ;) And a little vanilla makes everything better in my opinion. But if you’re making them for a crowd, feel free to double (or even triple) this scotcheroos recipe.

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How to make scotcheroos

The best part about this scotcheroos recipe is that it can be made in 20 minutes or less. Seriously the perfect treat when you need to make something last minute. Find the printable scotcheroo recipe below.

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil and the remove from the heat once it has come to a boil. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter.
  2. Next stir in the Rice Krispies. Press into the prepared pan.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in a microwave bowl or on the stovetop over low heat. Then spread the chocolate over the cereal mixture and allow scotcheroos to harden.

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Can you freeze Scotcheroos?

These scotcheroos freeze super well! Place them in an airtight container and store in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw at room temperature until softened. If you’re also wondering “How long do homemade Rice Krispie treats stay fresh?”, the scotcheroo bars will typically keep in the refrigerator for about a week (or a little more).

Do Scotcheroos have gluten?

Yes, Rice Krispies contains gluten. To make scotcheroos gluten-free, you could try using a variation of gluten-free rice cereal…just check your local grocery for options.

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Scotcheroos Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scotcheroos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

No Bake Scotcheroos...Chewy, crispy peanut butter bars that are topped with a chocolate and butterscotch ganache. This scotcheroos recipe can't get any easier and is the perfect no-bake treat! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Butter a 8×8″ pan and set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil and the remove from the heat once it has come to a boil. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter. Next stir in the Rice Krispies. Press into the prepared pan.
  3. Next, melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in a microwave bowl or on the stovetop over low heat. Then spread the chocolate over the cereal mixture and allow to harden. Cut scotcheroos into 9 squares or 18 rectangles.

Recipe Notes

To make scotcheroos into mini truffles, simply roll about 2 Tablespoons into a ball and then dip into the chocolate with a fork. Then allow to them harden on wax paper. You could even add a stick to the top, before dipped to make more of a cake pop looking scotcheroo dessert. 

Nutrition Facts
Scotcheroos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Another fun way to make these scotcheroos is to turn them into mini truffles. Simply roll about 2 Tablespoons into a ball and then dip into the chocolate with a fork. Then allow to them harden on wax paper. You could even add a stick to the top, before dipped to make more of a cake pop looking scotcheroo dessert.

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Seriously imagine a rice kripsy with peanut butter and chocolate on top. That’s what you get with these scotcheroos! YUM! Enjoy :)

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 comments on “No Bake Scotcheroos”

  1. My mom used to make these all the time! Brings back good memories.

  2. My extended family makes these, and I’ve been trying to get the recipe because I like them. I’m so glad you posted them!

  3. I can’t wait to make this again! So good! 

  4. i haven’t had these in years! My grandma used to make them. going on my holiday baking list this year!

  5. No bake desserts are my fave — delicious!

  6. These are my favorite!! What an easy to make treat. Plus, everyone loves them!!

    xo Michael

  7. This brings back so many memories!! My aunt used to make these when I was little! That butterscotch ganache sounds sooooo good!

  8. I think I’d love to try these in the truffle version, but I’m not a big fan of butterscotch.  I’m wondering what would be a good replacement, or if it would make a huge difference just leaving that ingredient out?

  9. So good! What a great treat, this is absolutely a must try!

  10. That’s what I call a snack! These bars look irresistible! Yum!

  11. This is such an amazing treat everyone will surely love!

  12. What an easy to make treat. This sounds fantastic! Looks tasty! This recipe is perfect for me and my family. Thank you!

  13. Yum! Scotcheroos are one of my favorite treats ever!

  14. I love no bake treats! These are amazing!

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