Quick, Easy, No-Bake Scotcheroos


I realize that all of you (well, all of you Americans) are still stuffed full of turkey and pumpkin pie and maybe some pecan pie and bread pudding, too. I get it. You don’t want to whip up some elaborate meal or fancy dessert until you’ve recovered from Thanksgiving. That’s why I’m about to share with you a quick, no-bake recipe for Scotcheroos.

Never heard of a Scotcheroo? They are similar to rice krispy treats, but they don’t have marshmallow. It’s just rice krispies, corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter, chocolate and, of course, butterscotch chips. Simple, easy, and best of all? Delicious.

scotheroos out of pan

A quick and favorite tip of mine for any kind of bar type dessert (brownies, no-bake bars, etc.) is to line your pan with either parchment paper or wax paper and leave a bit hanging over the edges. When your ready to cut, just lift the whole thing out of the pan. It makes it much easier to cut and you don’t smoosh up the sides trying to dig things out with a fork.

Back to the Scotcheroos. You should make these. Immediately. Kids love ’em, adults love ’em, co-workers love ’em, the mailman loves ’em. More importantly, you will love them.



Quick, Easy, No-Bake Scotcheroos


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Add sugar and corn syrup to sauce pan and stir over medium heat until it reaches a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, add six cups of crispy rice cereal. Pour on the peanut butter mixture and stir until all the cereal pieces are coated. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. In a double boiler (or the microwave) melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together. Spread on top of cereal and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Cut into squares.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 5836kcal Calories from fat 2336
% Daily Value
Total Fat 260g 400%
Saturated Fat 119g 595%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 506mg 21%
Carbohydrate 877g 292%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 754g
Protein 75g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g