My “Go To”

Everyone has that one thing they use as their “go-to” for parties/gatherings/holidays. Something easy to make, travels well, and is easy to serve to the masses.

This is mine.Scotcheroos. You’ve probably seen one version or another floating around on the interwebz at some point. The reason is because they’re delicious. And amazingly addicting. My friend calls them “butterscotch-covered crack” and of all the things I’ve ever made, this is the one that is most requested.

I even made them as part of the dessert when I made my friend Jaime’s wedding cake.  And yes, I do believe rice krispie hybrids can be considered fine dining.

But a lot of people don’t know my secret.

It’s one of the easiest things I know how to make.This may damage my credibility as a baker, but it’s a chance I’m willing to take.

The thing I like most about this recipe is that it’s about 20 minutes start to finish. And the majority of it happens in one big pot.

Also… there are measurements. But if you decide not to follow them precisely, you won’t be penalized. In my case, I up the peanut butter and decrease the sugar. Just a little. Or a lot. Depending on the day and mood…My mom makes this a lot to “have around the house”. Which is sort of silly because it doesn’t stick around the house very long. My brother takes out a row of them at a time. Or at least he used to when I was still around before moving. Pretty sure there’s a black hole at some spot in his 6’7 frame. Silly boys and their metabolism.But now that I’m thinking about it… I may have taken a row of them down at a time, too.Did I mention my sugar tolerance used to be amazing?  It still is… but now I’m buzzing if I have two. You’ve been warned.Scotcheroos

Again, I will stress that approximations are totally allowed. They’ll still turn out better that you’ll imagine. Promise.

1 cup corn syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

6 cups rice krispies

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

Mix corn syrup and sugar in small saucepan and heat until it comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Stir in peanut butter. Then stir in rice krispies a cup at a time (as to prevent cereal flying everywhere). Dump it all into a coated pan and press to make solid.

Melt chocolate and butterscotch together. Spread over top of rice krispie mixture.

*I also melted a little more butterscotch in the saucepan I was already using. And drizzled it over the top of the chocolate. Because I’m fancy like that.And thanks for all the good thoughts about the leg! Right now we’re not “freaking out”. I’m not worried about the leg because I know I’ll be good to run by race day- it’s just going to be ugly.

And this is all requiring me to be patient. Which is hard. Because that’s something I generally AM NOT when it comes to such things.

Hopefully your Tuesday goes well. However, if it doesn’t, don’t be upset. Tuesdays hardly ever do. That’s just the way it goes… :pLater everyone!

45 Responses

  1. Those look so good. I love butterscotch chips – my best friends mom used to always make butterscotch oatmeal cookies. Absolutely delicious!

  2. oh my gosh. heavenly!

  3. Oh wow!!! That looks and sounds amazing!!!

  4. I made something similar a long, long time ago. Of course they didn’t look nearly as appetizing as your version – thanks for the fabulous reminder that I should make these again!

    Do you think that Karo goes bad? I’ve had it for a while….

  5. Did you really have to post this in the morning? Now it’s all I can do to stop thinking about making these as soon as I get home tonight…..they sound delicious.

  6. These look so good Amy! The simple stuff is always the best.

  7. I totally have my go-to’s…but they usually aren’t baked goods. Y’know, cause I suck at baking. (although if I had to pick a baked good, it’s probably oatmeal raisin cookies because they’re really hard to screw up.)

  8. I saw the rumblings on facebook that you’d made theseeee. But thanks, cuz now I want dessert.

  9. I’ve made a version of those before! Really, what’s not top love? Anyone would love those delivered to their front door!

  10. Nom!

    I think we used to call them Scotcharoos ;)

  11. Oh yum. I’ve never had these, but I pretty much like all desserts made from Rice Krispies.

  12. WOW. These look amazing Amy, but dangerous! I bet I could easily down one row myself, or more. :)

  13. I’ve never had these! They look amazing.

  14. My go to is summery but I can’t wait to post it. People request it constantly but I’ve never gotten sick of it!
    I love the pb n chocolate combo obv :)

  15. wow those look so good and really do look simple to make! i wonder if you can replace the corn syrup with anything… off to look! thanks for sharing!

  16. I’m such a whore for PB chips. I’d make these but I’m afraid I’d eat the whole thing in one sitting.

  17. I have slobbered all over my desk. Throw some peanuts in that mix, nomnom. Cocoa Krispies are a good twist on the classic. MMM!

  18. Um, yes. These look awesome.

  19. This was my mom’s go-to recipe when I was growing up. I requested it weekly. She made me a cookbook a few years ago, and this was the first thing I made from it.

    i didn’t get fancy like you though.

  20. I am totally going to invite you over so you can make me somee.
    Oh, let’s ignore the fact that you live 6+ hours awayyy

  21. Yum! I could definitely chow down on a row of these, although my metabolism doesn’t like it. Why do boys get fast metabolisms?!

  22. these are insane. i’m drooling and i just ate 5 min ago. darn you.

  23. I think I am the only person in the world who does not enjoy scotcheroos…my friends always used to give me a hard time about it! I do have to say…yours are so pretty!

  24. Those look AWESOME!!!!!! Nice pictures, by the way :)

  25. Ok this is a recipe im just about to save! Looks delicious! :)

  26. Mm I need to try these! Is there any substitute for corn syrup? I dont have any :(

  27. i think these could be a good go-to for me. i currently don’t really have one. i do oatmeal cookies but i need something with a wow factor.

  28. You know I do not like the pb but I would down a pan of these….

  29. Yum yum yum…those look amazing…perfect for a Tuesday :)

  30. Weird – one of my cubies brought in scoteroos to work today! Now I’m kinda mad I passed them up!

  31. Those look AMAZING!!! I love the way that you drizzled the butterscotch on top of the chocolate!

  32. Saved. I am so totally making these!

  33. oooh those look so good! they remind me of these packaged rice crispie treats i used to eat in high school, which we nicknamed “scrumptious delights”

  34. I can’t even control myself i want one so badly.

    These are perfect, and I have a box of Rice Krispies in my cabinet….

  35. Those look amazing! I think my grandma used to make something similar and I loved them!

  36. my aunt makes these with cheerios. holy hell, it brings them to a completely new level!!

  37. oh myyyy amy – that last picture is gorgeous! looking at it, i think i could take down a row right about now :).

    – Beth @

  38. oh my goodness!!! you had me at “butterscotch”!!!

  39. Oh good lawd. Butterscotch MAY be one of my favorite childhood flavas. Drooolll:)

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  41. Oh my gosh. I used to LOVE it when my roomie made these in high school. I need to find some vegan butterscotch chips so I can whip some up!

  42. Oh my goodness do I need these in my life right now! They look sooo good and I would gladly eat the entire pan for you. :)

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