Thursday, October 6, 2011

Scotcharoo Bars

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well how about love at first bite? My little warrior came home from school today wanting peanut butter crispy treats with lots of chocolate on top. And you know me, I was happy to accommodate his request! We've talked about this before, right? Well if we haven't, we need to...the happiness that peanut butter and chocolate share!
Peanut butter and chocolate are like Prince William and Princess Kate! Romeo and Juliet! Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler! Tristan and Isolde! Lancelot and Guinevere! They just go together!
These bars have crunchy chunky peanut butter and caramily (is that a word?) brown sugar instead of the standard white sugar. Topped off with butterscotch and chocolate! Yes, that's love!

6 cups rice crispy cereal
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Butter or grease 9x13 baking dish. In a large saucepan combine the peanut butter, syrup and brown sugar. Stir over medium heat until all the ingredients are melted and well combined. Removed from heat and stir in the vanilla. Mix in the cereal until it is all nicely coated. Pour into the pan and spread out evenly.
In a microwaveable bowl combine both chips. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Continue this process until all the chips are melted. Pour and spread evenly over peanut butter bars.
Allow the chocolate to set before you cut them to serve and devour!  Enjoy!

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Scharffen Berger!

1 comment:

  1. I have not made scotcharoo bars in ages, but suddenly I am craving peanut butter and chocolate. Thanks so much for linking this recipe up in the Holiday Recipe Exchange.