Scotcheroos (aka Special K Bars)

  • Author: momcrieff
  • Category: dessert


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


  1. In a large saucepan, add Karo syrup. Add sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and stir for about a minute.
  2. Remove from heat and then add the peanut butter. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add cereal.
  4. Stir gently until cereal is evenly coated.
  5. Press into a 9 x 13 casserole pan.
  6. (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!)
  7. 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.
  8. Once the chocolate and peanut butter is melted, pour over the cereal mixture and spread evenly.
  9. Place in refrigerator to cool – about an hour.
  10. Cut into small squares (or large ones if you are feeding teens 🙂 ).


No-bake recipe