I have a confession to make. I’m not fond of Rice Krispy Treats. Well, all Rice Krispy Treats except THESE…
I don’t like sweets that don’t involve chocolate and /or peanut butter. Forget Twizzlers, Lollipops, Nerds, etc. Now, don’t feel bad for me- I more than makeup for this with cakes and cookies. I have quite the sweet tooth 🙁
Now, if you’re like me, this recipe will change your opinion of Rice Krispy Treats. My sister first made these Scotcheroos years ago. I reluctantly tried one and was hooked!!
Chocolate Scotcheroo Ingredients
For St. Patrick’s Day, I tweaked the recipe a little because you’ve got to have some green in your recipe, right?
I foolishly didn’t plan for my Valentine’s Day Candy Wreath, so I found myself sorting M & M’s a couple of days before Valentine’s Day to separate the red M & M’s. Well….Bonus! While I was at it, I separated all the colors, so I was ahead of the game with my green M & M’s.
The finished Scotcheroos
This is a simple and quick recipe sure to delight young’uns and adults alike. I have listed the original recipe and then added the changes I made to make this recipe St. Patty’s Day ready!
1 C. Sugar
6 C. Rice Krispies
1 C. Light Corn Syrup
1 C. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bits
1 C. Peanut Butter
1 C. Butterscotch Bits
Combine sugar and syrup in a pan.
Cook over moderate heat until bubbly.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, mix well.
Add Rice Krispies, mix well.
Press into buttered 13 X 9 pan.
Melt chocolate and butterscotch in a double boiler.
When melted, spread over rice Krispies.
Cool and cut into bars.
!!!St. Patrick’s Day!!!
For St. Patrick’s Day, I eliminated the Butterscotch bits and instead used 2 cups of Semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
I added 1 cup of green M & M’s to the Rice Krispie mixture and then sprinkled green bits over the chocolate topping.
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