Rice Krispies Scotcheroos

These are my standard pot luck dessert. My neighbors and friends look forward to them at all of our get togethers. They take something like 10 minutes to put together and are so easy that I have had the recipe memorized for decades. My family adores them. Sometimes I drive them crazy by cutting them in little tiny pieces. Every one of them would prefer 5X5 squares.Rice Krispy ScotcheroosUsually they look much better…something happened to my chips when I melted them. They didn’t get creamy and smooth, they got thick and dry. I don’t know what happened. Really and truly, the topping should be creamy and glossy. No matter, chocolate and butterscotch chips is an incredible combination. Long ago, I’d melt them and eat the creamy goodness with a spoon.scotcheroos from frugal antics

Rice Krispies Scotcheroos
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Boil sugar and corn syrup until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Pour over rice crispy cereal in a big bowl.
  4. Press into a 9 X 13 pan.
  5. Melt chips in microwave, 1 minute at a time (burned chocolate chips are a terrible mess!!).
  6. Stir until smooth and spread over rice krispies.
  7. Let cool (in the summer, I put them in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden up), cut and serve.
To make these gluten free, use gluten free crispy rice cereal. You can also use any other unsweetened gluten free cereal you prefer.


3 thoughts on “Rice Krispies Scotcheroos

  1. I understand, I had a house full for the holidays and they ate so differently from us it made it hard to stay balanced. I love the Mr. Breakfast site, I’ll have to spend more time on it. Have a great week!

  2. Boy, I hear you on the visiting meat eaters wreaking havoc on a menu! I generally plan meat two or three nights a week and then it’s usually more of a side dish than the main meal. I’d recommend trying a bean or lentil offering for your MIL if you want a veggie night while she’s visiting. There is a great lentil taco recipe on allrecipes.com that has been a hit with my meat-eating husband and friends. I made them for a make-your-own-taco night with no meat offered, and everyone complimented me on them!

    Enjoy your visit with family. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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