This dessert is the best. It’s one of those that I just can’t control myself with. Forget intuitive eating, and meet Scotcheroos.

I grew up eating Scotcheroos, a family favorite in desserts. I think I’ve mentioned before how my family is really into dessert and we have to have it at least once every day. Scotcheroos are easy to make and delicious to eat. You can go make them right now cause I’m giving you the recipe!

So first you boil 1 c. sugar and 1 c. corn syrup in a large saucepan or stockpot. (I didn’t say this was at all healthy because it’s really not. It’s absolutely loaded with high fructose corn syrup, but don’t let that bother you.)

After that gets to a boil, take the pan off the stove and add 1 c. peanut butter. Add 6 c. cereal – rice crispies, cheerios, corn or rice Chex work well. Stir well.


Pour the cereal mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and press down into the pan. (I did half the recipe here, so we used a smaller pan. And that brown stuff in the middle is chocolate – we started pouring the chocolate topping on before I remembered to take a picture.)


Melt 2 c. milk chocolate chips. Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. You can also do 1 c. chocolate chips and 1 c. butterscotch chips if you like that sort of thing. I prefer straight chocolate. Yum.

Spread the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture.


This is the finished product! They are better if you wait until the choclate has solidified. If you have the patience, you can wait until that happens at room temperature or you can refrigerate (or freeze) to speed things up. Or eat right away – it’s messy but still delicious.

Hmm, I think I’ll go make some right now…

Here’s the recipe again:

Boil: 1 c. sugar
1 c. corn syrup

Remove from heat

Add: 1 c. peanut butter
6 c. cereal

Pour in 9 x 13 pan, press down
Melt 2 c. milk chocolate chips or 1 c. milk cc and 1 c. butterscotch chips
Spread over cereal mixture


1 Susan June 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm

OMG – we grew up on these but we called them ‘k bars’. I think they started out being made with special k cereal but now we just use rice krispies. My husband however, can’t stand peanut butter. More for me!

2 bakingblonde April 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I love scotcharoos too!!
They are a chldhood fave!

3 maren July 6, 2011 at 6:50 am

These look yummy! I was searching online to see if I could freeze these and stumbled upon your site. I like how you’ve made them with Cheerios. Will have to try with cheerios!

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