Scotcharoos ~ a Family Favorite Treat!

Scotcharoos first entered my life about ten years ago. We had been hanging out at my parent’s cabin at the lake having fun doing all the usual lake activities: water-skiing, jet-skiing, bike riding, fishing, and best of all laying in the hammock with a great book, when my cousins popped over from next door with a platter of the most amazing, delectable, chocolaty-peanut buttery-butterscotchery sweet, and chewy treats. Needless to say with our crew of kids (and adults), they were gone in minutes.

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Since them I tend to make this summertime treat when I know I will have a large crowd. And really there is nothing summery about this dessert, it is delicious all year round; however, for me is wonderful reminder of our time spend at the lake with cousins and family.

 

Lots of family time at the lake!

Scotcharoos 
a recipe from my cousins Kris and Kara

I always make them with Special K cereal, after all this cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals 😉 Putting a smidgen of good into this sugar–laden treat.

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup of sugar
1 Cup of light Corn Syrup
1 Cup of Peanut Butter6 Cups of Special K cereal (Rice Krispys would work as well)
6 oz. of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
6 0z. Butterscotch Chips

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook sugar and syrup over medium heat until it bubbles.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until the mixture is smooth.

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  • Add cereal and with a wooden spoon mix well until cereal is fully mixed in.
  • Transfer the mixture into a lightly buttered 9×13 pan.
  • Spread into pan with your wooden spoon until it is evenly spread into the pan.
  • Let cool.

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  •  Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips over low heat until smooth.
  • Spread melted mixture over the top of the bars and let cool.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

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I brought this platter of scotcharoos to a Fourth of July party last week, and they were gone quickly! Gobbled right up!

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Enjoy!

 

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