back to basics // scotcheroos - Color Me Meg

back to basics // scotcheroos

i don’t know how i missed this recipe long ago,
but at ever function where these ladies are featured,
i am a complete hopeless case.

like, “oh crap i was supposed to be losing weight and just ate five of those” kind of hopeless.

so, when we planned reese’s blessing and had family in town, my mom,
the cookie making {well anything-making} queen offered to make cookies…
i told her we were going for some “bar-type” desserts and she said she’d take care of it…

again, these are one of my faves. i don’t know how i never knew how to make these classic scotcheroos that everyone else seemed to know how to make.
so, in my repentant voice, i am sharing my mom’s recipe.

the one she got from her friend steph.

phew. glad i got that off my chest, it just needed to get out!


2 cups sugar
16oz light Karo syrup
16 oz creamy peanut butter
12 cups Rice Krispies
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag chocolate chips

1. prepare cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper. spray parchment with pam.
2. in a saucepan, pour the karo and sugar. bring to boil, till sugar is disolved and clear-ish.
remove from heat. stir in peanut butter.
3. pour mixture over rice krispies. stir to coat entirely then pour onto cookie sheet.
spray hands with pam. spread mixture evenly.
4. in a microwaveable dish, combine chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. microwave at 20 second intervals and stir between intervals. when just melted, pour chocolate and butterscotch mixture over rice krispes. spread and smooth topping and then allow to cool completely.
5. lift out entire solid block an cut- makes 48 – 2″ squares.



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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

2 comments on back to basics // scotcheroos

  1. •stephanie•
    September 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm (5 years ago)

    It's funny how methods change when handed from person to person! Everyone has their own spin. (There is absolutely no need to microwave the chocolate and butterscotch chips and dirty another dish. They melt great if you just pour 'em right on top of the hot cereal mixture. Save yourself the trouble!)

  2. Sean and Erin
    September 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Girls camp would not have happened if these babies weren't around.