If finally happened. After twenty plus years of cooking for my beloved he said those words I have dreaded hearing … “PLEEEESE don’t make these again!” That is exactly what he said after he consumed his (gulp) fourth Scotcharoo!
“These are waaaay too addicting” he said as he wiped chocolate from the corners of his mouth with a grin. It all started last Friday when our neighbors invited us to a bonfire and weiner roast.
Knowing there was going to be a gaggle of kids there I decided to make some Scotcharoos. Kids and anything Rice Krispie seem to go hand in hand. Besides, this way I could have a Scotcharoo (or two) and not have to stare at the entire pan, nibbling a little at a time until I was sick! (Yes, I have been known to do that.)
However, since it was going to be a crowd I decided to double the recipe, just to make sure everyone had a chance to eat as many as they wanted! If you have never had a Scotcharoo you may not understand, but if you have eaten them, you know they are ADDICTING!
My plan was going well until I poured the Rice Krispie mix onto my large cookie sheet only to find that I still had a bit left in the pan. Well, I guess I will just have to put those in a pan to keep at home 🙂
I made the treats, we went to the bonfire, we each ate a modest amount of Scotcharoos and we escaped without over-indulging. That is … until we got home and there on the counter sat the over-flow of my double batch of freshly made Scotcharoos. Just one. Just one little bite. Then another, then just a sliver, ohhh we need to even up that side, just one more little bite ….
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Melt first 3 ingredients on top of the stove or in the microwave, do not overcook.
- Add cereal and mix well.
- Pour into a buttered 9″ x 13″ pan
- Melt chips and mix well. Spread on the top of Krispie mixture.
- When cooled, cut into squares. Enjoy!
3 thoughts on “PLEEZ Don’t Make These Again … Scotcharoos”
What’s your recommended method for melting the chocolate?
Definitely the microwave … BUT it will burn in a hearbeat. So, you start with one or two cups of chips (as in this recipe) and do 1 minute. Stir, do another 30 seconds, stir. It should almost be melted and may require just a little bit more. The thing about chocolate chips is that they will stay in form and not look like they are melting. So you must stir. If you set the microwave on 2 or 3 minutes and let it go they will BURN. In the absence of a microwave, then a double boiler works – but not everyone has a double boiler these days. And finally — on the stove top on real low heat a slow melting works well too. See you soon kiddo!
I have found if you make them with Special K they are more yummy.