Butterscotch No Bake Cookies

Butterscotch No Bake Cookies or Bars
I don’t know about you, but I am all about easy in the summer.  We sleep in, we stay up, we go to the pool, we forget that in a mere week, we will be getting up between 5-5:30am to get ready for school…until next June. (UGH).  Summer cooking is all about taking it easy, too.  When I do make dessert (you will recall, we have been eating a ton of store bought ice cream), I try not to use the oven.Butterscotch No Bake Cereal Bars
These little beauties are just another take on cereal treats.  Usually, I’d use rice crispies, but I didn’t have any.  I used a rice chex, because that’s what I did have.  No one seemed to notice the switch.  I don’t think anyone would care because the butterscotch-y goodness is, well, so good.Butterscotch No Bake Cereal Cookies

Butterscotch No Bake Cookies
  • 1 package butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups unsweetened cereal (or whatever unsweetened puffed or flake cereal you have)
  1. Pour the chips into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Melt the chips in the microwave, cooking them 1 minute at a time, stirring and then cooking again until smooth.
  3. Combine the peanut butter and melted chips.
  4. In a large bowl stir the peanut butter mixture into the cereal until thoroughly coated.
  5. With a large ice cream scoop or a ⅓ cup measuring cup, form into individual cookie and place on a piece of waxed paper on a cookie sheet.
  6. Or pat all of the mixture into a square pan, cool and cut into bars.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and serve.
This is easily made gluten free by using gluten free cereal.



26 thoughts on “Butterscotch No Bake Cookies

  1. >So I've made no bake cookies before, but never with butterscotch…how could I have been missing out for so long? These look like chewy, sweet drops of goodness. Thank you for sharing!

  2. >These seem dangerous to me. Especially since I wouldn't even have to wait for my oven to heat up to make them. But mostly because I can't be controlled around butterscotch!

  3. >I love your philosophy on summer! 🙂 Recipe looks great – I think it just might be our snack today! 🙂

  4. >My Mom used to make these for us kids growing up. I LOVED them! I haven't had them in ages, thanks for the reminder.

  5. >The words butterscotch and no bake hooked me in. I have a fancy Wolfe stove that is in my header picture and it heats up the kitchen so badly (what a disappointment) that I love not baking in the summer. I love butterscotch. Comin' right up!

  6. >I love this twist on no-bake cookies…they sound so good. Our favorite cookie is the chocolate no bake! Joni

  7. >What a great treat especially with this heat that I don't want to bake much at all! I've done one with the chow mein noodles but I've never tried with cornflakes. YUM!

  8. >This reminds me of a rice krispie treat only MORE delicious! I haven't had butterscotch in forever! 🙂

  9. >one of my taste testers does not like chocolate, so he usually goes without when it comes to dessert. now he wont have to! a little break from sugar cookies and cheesecakes. thanks!

  10. >I totally agree with you regarding baking during summer. These beauties are ideal for a hot summer day as the one we have here today.

  11. >Yum! I often need a late-night sweet and these are ingredients I almsot always have on hand…Saving this recipe!

  12. >Thanks for the comment! So funny cause yesterday I bookmarked your butterscotch no-bake recipe to try out, what a coincidence! Let me know how your pb&J french toast turns out and I will be sure to tell you how I do with the no bakes 🙂 Have a super week!

  13. >Oh, wow! I have all of the ingredients but I will not allow myself to march into the kitchen and make these right now 🙂

  14. >Wow! I never knew I could get cookies without baking! Great idea.Even though we're having the coldest winter on record out here in Sonoma these still look great.

  15. >Wow, I would never have thought to use butterscotch but it sounds so good with the peanut butter. I think I might even like the texture of the Special K better than the Rice Crispies. Yum!

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