Scotcharoos Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 16 Squares
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Scotcharoos are a perfect combination of butterscotch and peanut butter with a twist of a Rice Krispie crunch in the middle and a thick, rich chocolate layer that makes an irresistible treat. Sink your teeth in these ooey gooey bars!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword scotcharoo, scotcharoo recipe


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light karo syrup
  • 5-6 cups Rice Krispie treat cereal*
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large sized microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar and karo syrup. Melt stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Add in Rice Krispies and stir until combined.

  2. Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly into the pan.

  3. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl add the butterscotch chips and chocolate chips. Melt stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Pour on top and spread evenly over the bars. Let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

*Because I like my bars more gooey, I only added in 5 cups.

*You can also make the mixture on the stovetop, just be careful not to over cook or the bars will be hard.  Just melt until the sugar has dissolved.

Nutrition Facts
Scotcharoos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 176mg7%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 598IU12%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.