One of the silliest names for a treat is the scotcharoo recipe. I think that might be why it is so popular among kids. “Hey, Mom. Can we make scotcharoos?” It’s kind of catchy, isn’t?
Scotcharoos are a variation on the more traditional Rice Krispie Treats. They are a bit more involved, but worth it because they are scrumptious!
This is a great recipe for kids to make, with a limited amount of adult assistance.
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 oz butterscotch chips
- Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
- Pour the Rice Krispie cereal in a very large bowl.
- Mix the corn syrup and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until it almost boils. Add the peanut butter to the sauce pan once it reaches the point of almost boiling. Stir well to combine.
- Pour the mixture into the large bowl with the Rice Krispie cereal. Mix well.
- Pour the hot mixture into the greased baking dish, and pat it down with a spatula.
- Pour the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and cook until they are melted. Once melted, add the butterscotch chips. Place back in the microwave until they are melted.
- Pour chocolate and butterscotch mixture over the baking dish, and smooth over the Rice Krispie mixture with your spatula.
- Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap, and let everything cool. You can eat them once they are done cooling.
You can also add miniature marshmallows to the Rice Krispie mixture, after the heated sugars and peanut butter have been added to them.
Meal type: dessert
I tried to find out about the history of scotcharoos, but there isn’t much information available. Each page I found (and there were not many) had been deleted. It started to seem as though someone wants all traces of how scotcharoos came to be to be removed from public knowledge…
Okay, I admit it, that sounds a bit extreme. My guess is that the first scotcharoo recipe was created by the Kellogg’s company, since the main ingredient is Rice Krispies cereal. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!