Hands down, this is my husband’s favorite treat. The absolute joy of these little babies is that they are super easy, super fast and taste fabulous. I made a double batch – half for him to take to work, half for us at home. I made them on Sunday. It is now Tuesday and both batches have disappeared down various people’s gullets both at work and at home. They are officially GONE!

Chocolate Scotcharoos
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1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
8-10 cups rice krispies
6 oz. chocolate chips
6 oz. butterscotch chips

Melt butter. Add corn syrup and sugar. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Add rice krispies and mix well. Press mixture into large baking sheet (11X17). Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Continue microwaving for 30 second spurts until chips are melted. Spread chips on top of rice krispie mixture. Let chocolate set. Cut into squares and really, try to share a few before you eat the entire batch!

13 Responses to Chocolate Scotcharoos

  1. Alisha Broce says:

    I’ve never made this recipe with the butter before. Same recipe only no butter and only 6 cups of rice crispies. Interesting … I wonder what the difference in taste is (albeight more calories).

  2. dora says:

    This looks so tasty!! Chocolate and rice krispie treats—amazing combination!

  3. Camille says:

    Hey Mel, this is a long time favorite recipe of my family! A friend brought some to me the other day and they were made with the exact ingredients, but used Special K cereal instead of Rice Krispies. I actually think I might prefer it. Try it! YUMMY!

  4. Mel says:

    Melanie C. – I’m like you, I could eat this entire batch. I’m so glad you liked them…thanks for letting me know!

  5. Melanie C. says:

    Mel, I just made these. HOLY DELICIOUSNESS!!! I literally could eat the whole pan…literally. with a glass (bottle) of wine to wash it down. My 3 1/2 year old son has a friend over to play, and they are VERY happy I made these! I ended up using the entire bag of choc chips, and the entire bag of butterscotch chips. wanted to make sure I had enough to cover them all since I pressed these into my large roasting pan. I think I’m going to be making these A LOT!!!
    another great one, thanks!

  6. Lizzy says:

    I love love love this treat, and was wanting to make them tonight, but couldn’t find my recipe! Then I thought of you and said “For sure Melanie would have this recipe on her site!” Thanks for helping my sweet tooth tonight! Liz

  7. Melanie says:

    Liz, I’m glad you trusted the recipe even though the picture is horrible! I’m especially glad you found what you needed.

  8. Deborah says:

    I think I would eat this whole pan myself!!

  9. Peregos says:

    My Grandma Nita and I used to make these often…oh my, so so delicious. I don’t think I’ve made them since I’ve been married…that should change. Thanks for reminding me of these yummy treats. Oh I just noticed you use rice krispies, we used Special K, FYI it works well too. -Jenna

  10. Melanie says:

    Julie – these are definitely a traditional recipe in my family, too. I’m glad you found this recipe and that they came close to what you remembered!

  11. Kylee says:

    I’m in India right now but I miss these soo much. They are my favorite treat in the U.S. and I can’t make them here because they don’t have the ingredients! Your pictures are tempting me!

  12. Melanie says:

    Kylee – hopefully you’ll be able to get a chocolate scotcharoo fix soon! I bet India makes up for the lack of ingredients for these with all the other delicious cuisine there!

  13. Julie Nephew says:

    My aunt used to make these all the time for us. Love them and always wondered how she made them. I came across this receipe on your blog, tried it, and was in total heaven!! thanks for sharing.

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