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stack of 4 scotcheroo bars

Homemade Scotcheroos

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
cool: 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 279kcal
With only 8 ingredients, this no-bake scotcheroos recipe serves up the best cereal bars! Chewy, crispy, and downright addictive, these bad boys are as easy as they are delicious.
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  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar Baker’s Ultrafine Sugar works best
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter Jif works great
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 6 cups rice krispy cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips Ghirardelli work great
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips


  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish and a rubber spatula with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a Dutch oven, add corn syrup and sugar. Cook, stirring continuously, over medium heat, just until the mixture comes to a low boil and sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and add peanut butter and salt; stir until incorporated.
  • Add cereal and, using the sprayed spatula, stir until well coated.
  • Spread and press the cereal mixture evenly into the prepared pan; set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe dish, melt the chips at 50% power, in 15-second intervals (stirring after every 15-seconds) just until the milk chocolate chips have melted. Remove the chips from the microwave and stir well. Let sit for 1 minute and stir again. Most (if not all) the chips should be melted.
  • Spread the melted chips over the cereal mixture and set aside to harden – about 1 hour.


Yield: 32-40 bars
*Note: I recommend using Ultrafine sugar in this recipe since it dissolves more quickly. Regular granulated sugar can be used – just be sure to NOT over boil the corn syrup/sugar mixture. The Scotcheroos will be a little too firm if boiled too long.
**Note: Use your favorite chips in this recipe. It isn’t necessary to use the combination, I prefer.
***Note: Other cereals work well as substitutes: Special K or Cornflakes work great.
****Note: If preferred, use a double boiler for melting the chips.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3mg