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Chocolate Scotcheroos

This scotcheroos recipe was give to me by one of my students at school. It has become one of my family's favorites and are so easy to make.—Lois Mays, Covington, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon shortening


  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; stir in peanut butter.
  • Remove from the heat. Add cereal and mix well. Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 226 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Kimberly
    Nov 16, 2019

    This is an excellent recipe and a favorite of many. It's been mentioned before, but don't overcook that syrup; it's really the only part of this you can mess up. Also, don't wait too long to stir in the cereal or spread it out in your pan. Work quickly and it's easy.

  • amsm
    Mar 6, 2017

    I make these all the time, just without the shortening. They are SO GOOD. They always go fast at my house. Be sure not to boil the syrup mixture to long, or your bars will be hard!

  • brandangelak
    Sep 21, 2013

    Scotcheroos are one of my all time favorites. They remind me of my grandma! I also do not add the shortening. Just sprinkle the chips over the hot bars, wait for them to start to melt, and spread with a knife! :)

  • lauramarielawson
    Jul 25, 2011

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  • gaylerene
    Nov 6, 2009

    I can not stop eating these. I love them. Sometimes I put them in a 10x13 pan so they aren't quite so thick and I use 6 oz. each of the chips. I agree, the shortening is unnecessary. My brother is a marine and these travel great and are very well accepted!!

  • juliebirschbach
    Mar 24, 2009

    I make the same recipe, although I do not add the shortening. I really don't feel there is any need for it.