Scotcheroos... Old School Classic Rice Krispies Bar Cookies - 52 Cookie recipes (2024)

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Scotcheroos... Old School Classic Rice Krispies Bar Cookies - 52 Cookie recipes (2)Old School... And deserves to be in every cooks repeat recipe file.

Crispy, crunchy, sweet, chocolate, hints of Peanut Butter and Butterscotch.


A great DIY project to make with the kids (maybe share a story of your youth).


Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

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OK... Here's what I did...

Old School Classic
Rice Krispies Scotcheroos


  • 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 6 Cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Butterscotch Chips

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large Sauce Pot, mix Corn Syrup and Sugar together.
  2. Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to simmer.
  3. Remove from heat, add peanut butter and stir to mix (peanut butter will melt into the mix.
  4. Add Cereal and fold until coated.
  5. Press mixture into a 9X13 Pan.
  6. Melt Chocolate and butterscotch chips in a microwave. Blast for 20 seconds, stir, repeat until everything has melted and is well mixed.
  7. Spread this over the pressed cereal and allow to cool.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!

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So, I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of "52 Ways to Cook COOKIE, BARS and TRUFFLES"!!!

Old school like classic criss cross peanut butter to new takes on interesting recipes like a beautiful Red Velvet with the cream cheese mixed inside the cookie, accented with white chocolate chips! Even a Pineapple Cream Cheese EASY Bar with only 5 ingredients!

Stop on by, there's always a new cookie in the cookie jar!


This recipe has also been added to my growing list of
"52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

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Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".

I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church. Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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Scotcheroos... Old School Classic Rice Krispies Bar Cookies - 52 Cookie recipes (2024)


Can you freeze scotch a ruse? ›

Yes, these cereal bars can be frozen in a freezer bag or in an airtight container. If you can't fit them in a single layer, be sure to place a piece of parchment paper between layers so they don't stick together.

Where were Scotcheroos invented? ›

It's hard to trace the scotcheroo to a single point of origin; it's harder still to argue that that point is in the Midwest. The first scotcheroo recipe I could find was in a 1964 Nestlé newspaper ad that ran across the country—not just in Iowa, but in New York, Delaware, and Montana.

Where did rice Crispy Treats come from? ›

Rice Krispies Treats were invented in 1939 by Kellogg Company employees Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day "in the Kellogg kitchens in Battle Creek, Michigan as a promotional vehicle for the cereal." Kellogg's began commercially to produce plain and chocolate-based treats under the trademark brand-names of "Rice Krispies ...

Is it pork in rice krispie treats? ›

Pork gelatin is used in Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® bars. Beef gelatin is used in Kellogg's® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.

Can you freeze rice krispie treats? ›

If you want to store them for longer than two days, try freezing them. To Freeze: Allow these gooey Rice Krispie Treats to cool completely and cut them into squares. Freeze in an airtight container, or wrap each square in a piece of plastic wrap and place them in a gallon freezer bag. Freeze them for up to 3 months.

What are butterscotch haystacks made of? ›

  • 2 cups butterscotch chips.
  • 1 cup peanut butter.
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows.
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles.

How many calories are in scotcheroos? ›

Nutrition information per serving: 118 calories; 4g fat; 74mg sodium; 20g carbohydrates; 1.7g protein.

What country is Rice Krispies from? ›

Rice Krispies
CountryUnited States
Previous ownersKellogg Company (1927–2023)
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Why are they called special K bars? ›

Growing up we had bars similar to these but they were made with Rice Krispies and they were called Scotcheroos. Well, a local bakery sells Special K bars, which, as the name implies, are made with Special K Cereal. Apparently, in some parts of the country, that's how they're always made.

When were special K bars invented? ›

Special K is an American brand of breakfast cereal and meal bars originally manufactured by Kellogg's. The cereal was introduced to the United States in 1955. It is made primarily from grains such as lightly toasted rice, wheat and barley.

What is Rice Krispies cereal made of? ›

Ingredients: Rice, sugar, contains 2% or less of salt, malt flavor. Vitamins and Minerals: Iron (ferric phosphate), niacinamide, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.

Are Rice Krispies made from puffed rice? ›

If you love eating rice and everything cripsy, this is the cereal for you! Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® are puffed grains of rice that's so fun, tasty, and nutritious.

What is a Congo bar made of? ›

Congo Bars are soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie bars made with 2 kinds of chocolate. Using both light and dark brown sugar gives them an extra rich caramel flavor that sets them apart. Congo Bars Are Just Like Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars…But Better!

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