Chocolate Scotcheroos

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, crispy cereal, and chocolate into one delicious treat. Top them with sprinkles and serve on lollipop sticks to create a fun back-to-school snack!

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, crispy rice cereal, and chocolate into one delicious treat. A perfect recipe to whip with your kids!

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Even though I left my teaching position 2 years ago, I still get a little bit of back-to-school anxiety when I enter Target and see the aisles lined with folders, markers, backpacks and everything in between.

And as much as I love working from home and blogging full time, there is a little piece of me that misses the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season. Although I think that piece of me may fade quickly once Elle enters preschool next year.

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, rice cereal, and chocolate into one simple and delicious treat. A perfect recipe to make with your kiddos!

Elle loves being in the kitchen while I cook and bake. And even though she’s only two, I can always find a few tasks for her to help me with, which is why I love easy recipes like these Chocolate Scotcheroos.

Check out how simple they are to make:

If you’ve never had Chocolate Scotcheroos, let me tell you, you’re missing out! The original recipe was created in the 1960’s and it featured rice cereal, chocolate and peanut butter. And I think no one could argue that flavor combination is an absolute classic, which is why I love Karo® Syrup’s Chocolate Scotcheroos.

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, crispy cereal, and chocolate into one delicious treat. The perfect back-to-school treat!

They don’t require a ton of ingredients and they’re super simple to make, so they’re the perfect recipe to get the kiddos involved with. And if you have a peanut allergy issue,

I’m happy to report that this recipe works beautifully with WOWBUTTER or almond butter. The Karo® Syrup will keep the scotcheroos soft and chewy regardless of what type of nut butter or alternative you decide to go with.

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, crispy rice cereal, and chocolate into one delicious treat. A perfect recipe to make with your kiddos!

I even made Chocolate Salted Caramel Scotcheroos with hazelnut spread and they were amazing.

Adding fun, festive sprinkles and lollipop sticks makes these Chocolate Scotcheroos extra special. And I’m pretty certain they’d be the perfect welcome home snack on the first day of school! Just be sure to make a little extra because these adorable treats are sure to disappear in a flash!

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine creamy peanut butter, rice cereal, and chocolate into one simple and delicious treat. The perfect back-to-school snack!

Video filmed and edited in collaboration with Emily Caruso.

Chocolate Scotcheroos

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Karo® Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • sprinkles, optional
  • lollipop sticks, optional

Directions:

  1. Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with parchment paper and spray the parchment with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in peanut butter; mix well.  Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and pat into place.
  5. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.  Spread over cereal. If desired, top with sprinkles.
  6. Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm.  Cut into bars.
  7. If desired, insert a lollipop stick into each bar to make Chocolate Scotcheroos on a Stick.

Notes:

  • Almond butter or WOWBUTTER may be substituted for the peanut butter.
  • If using lollipop sticks, carefully use a wooden skewer to help form a hole into each bar before inserting lollipop sticks. Allowing the Chocolate Scotcheroos on sticks to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes will help the bars adhere to the sticks.

Chocolate Scotcheroos combine peanut butter, crispy rice cereal, and chocolate into one delicious treat. A perfect recipe to make with your kiddos! So fun!

26 Responses to “Chocolate Scotcheroos”

  1. Carol — August 11, 2016 at 6:24 am

    My mom and sisters always made the scotcheroos, Maybe I should actually make a batch myself. I love them on a stick, so festive! I am getting ready to send my baby off to his second year of college. The only school supplies he needs are note books, binders and fancy pens:).

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Hi, Carol! You absolutely should make a batch! Good luck with sophomore year!

  2. Margot — August 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    What kind of sprinkles did you use? I love how chunky they look!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Margot-
      Hello! I used Rainbow Bit Chips from Sweetapolita along with chocolate jimmies that I picked up at World Market. Thanks for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  3. Grace — August 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    My mom made these for years but with corn flake cereal instead of crispy rice cereal! They’re amazing with the corn flake cereal – and they’re even amazing without the chocolate topping :) I agree, they’re super adorable on the lolly pop sticks! Great post!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Grace! I’ll have to give the corn flakes a try!

  4. Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — August 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had a scotcheroo before? I never even heard of them until a couple of years ago, actually. I feel like my childhood was really deprived of all the tasty treats! lol I will have to try them and make sure my daughter doesn’t miss out on this!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      You’ve got to try them, Amanda! Let me know what you think! xxoo

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — August 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I used to make something like this with my grandmother when I was a child. You can’t beat the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and crunchy cereal. I love that you added the fun sprinkles!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you, Ashley! I have some great memories of cooking with my grandmother, too!

  6. Matt — August 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    What a fun back to school treat!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you, Matt!

  7. This is one of the main reasons we have Karo syrup in our pantry. Scotcheroos!! :) 

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, Brenda! xxoo

  8. Miranda — August 16, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve never had scotcherros before they look amazing! They are so cute on the popsicle sticks!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Miranda! I hope you try them!

  9. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — August 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    These are so FUN! Makes me want to go back to school so I can eat some ;)

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks, Gina! You don’t have to go back to school to eat any!;)

  10. I may not be going back to school, but I am all over these scotheroos!!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 20, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Thank you, Lauren! School is not required! ;)

  11. Kim Beaulieu — August 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I just love this recipe and the video is fabulous. Karo Syrup is just the best.

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  12. Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

    These look like delicious treats- and a nice surprise for back-to-school. I love your video!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you, Lori! xxoo

  13. Amy — August 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    These are the cutest treats! So perfect for a special after school treat.

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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