Scotcheroos (also called Special K Bars) – My kid’s favorite treat
This is the recipe I forget to make for a while. But when I do, these Special K Bars are devoured! They are super popular with my kids and their friends. I didn’t realize that Scotcheroos and Special K bars are the same thing!
So, I was making these Special K Bars the other day, thinking my kids would love this chocolate, peanut buttery treat. Then my older son says, Oh wow! Scotcheroos!! It seems they are a favorite of his and they make them where he works. And, I didn’t know he liked them. Teenagers!
OK, I also need to confess something. When my new band mom friend told me about this recipe, I kind of thought Special K cereal was one of those super high fiber cardboardy cereals. I wasn’t too excited about it. But, much to my surprise, it’s a good cereal. More along the line of a puffed cereal (like rice crispies) just shaped more like a flake. Trust me, this cereal is good and not as high fibery/cardboardy that I thought. And, it is the basis of a really delicious treat!
Scotcheroos – Special K Bar recipe PrintablePrint
A delicious peanut butter & chocolate dessert with a cereal base. Easy to make and a no-bake recipe. If you like peanut butter with chocolate, you’ll love these!
- 1 cup Karo syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Peanut butter
- 6 cups Special K cereal
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a large saucepan, add Karo syrup. Add sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and stir for about a minute.
- Remove from heat and then add the peanut butter. Stir until well combined.
- Add cereal.
- Stir gently until cereal is evenly coated.
- Press into a 9 x 13 casserole pan.
- (I love using the gloves I bought at restaurant supply store. Not only do they keep your hands clean, you don’t burn your fingers as easily with hot ingredients – baggies work too!)
- Gently heat both the butterscotch and chocolate chips until melted. You probably should use a double boiler. I just use a heavy sauce pan and low heat. Don’t overheat or the chocolate changes texture and isn’t smooth.
- Once the chocolate and peanut butter is melted, pour over the cereal mixture and spread evenly.
- Place in refrigerator to cool – about an hour.
- Cut into small squares (or large ones if you are feeding teens 🙂 ).
These squares are awesome if you like peanut butter and chocolate! They are a great snack and are super easy. And the bonus is, they are a no-bake recipe.
Do you have any favorite no-bake recipes? If so, please let me know!
My family’s other chocolate and peanut butter favorite is Puppy Chow (or some call it Muddy Buddies).