Chocolate Oat Scotchies Recipe

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"My mom found this recipe a long time ago, and it was a hit with our family," recalls Stephanie Helmke of Defiance, Ohio. Each bite is packed with chocolate, butterscotch and peanut flavors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 39 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 203 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Add the oats.
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a microwave oven, melt chips and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until cool; cut into bars. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Chocolate Oat Scotchies in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p10

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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 34495
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"Yummy bars! But I don't think it's accurate that it makes 6 1/2 dozen servings. It's only a 9 x 13 inch pan you use, and I cut the bars into 24 piece was a smallish serving."

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