Scotcheroos (aka Special K Bars)

  • Author: Susan Moncrieff | 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 saucepan and low heat. Don’t overheat or the chocolate changes  texture and isn’t smooth.
  8. Once the chips are melted, pour over the cereal mixture and spread evenly.  It’s a fairly thin layer and that’s all you need!
  9. Place in refrigerator to cool – about an hour.
  10. Cut into small squares (or large ones if you are feeding teens 🙂 ).


Easy peanut butter and chocolate no-bake recipe.