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Three scotcheroos on a square plate

Quick, Easy, No-Bake 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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, holiday recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 358kcal


  • 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


  • Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment or wax paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg