Saturday, June 05, 2010

No oven challenge, take 2

My husband and I loaned our son last night to my in laws so that we could get some painting done. Our living room is partially painted. Now to move the bookcases and start unpacking the rest of our boxes (they are all books!). I have a few minutes before my little guy comes back (I miss him terribly!), so I thought I would share the second treat I made while my oven was in limbo (for the record. . . a new one is sitting in my living room waiting to be installed!).
So the second new, tasty treat I made while not having an oven were Scotcharoos. I thought I had taken a picture of them, but I can't find it anywhere. I made these for Jon's lunch and then took the rest of them to the beach with us. . . where they were devoured rather quickly (thanks guys for eating them!). Basically, they are rice krispy treats made without marshmallows and frosted with a combination of melted butterscotch chips and chocolate chips. If you google scotcharoo images, you can see what they look like. They are yummy! I used the recipe from cookiemadness, which was a little different than the one I found on

Here's the recipe:

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light Karo Syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
1 cup butterscotch morsels
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels

Line a 13×9 inch metal pan with non-stick foil or line with regular foil and spray with cooking spray.

Put the cereal in a big mixing bowl and set aside.

Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Mixture will go from foggy to clear.

Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter. Pour over the cereal and stir well. Press tightly into pan.

In a bowl set over barely simmering water or using a low setting on microwave, melt the butterscotch chips and chocolate chips together. Pour the melted chip mixture over the krispies and let chocolate cool and set. This should take a few hours. You can speed things up by refrigerating, but the bars will be a little harder to slice.

When set, lift foil from pan and set bars on a cutting board. Cut into squares.

Makes 20-24

Happy Baking!


  1. I make these using Cheerios and I like them much better than rice crispy treats. Well, except they are quite addicting.

  2. And...since I have made these like a million times I can tell you that if you let the sugar and Karo barely boil the bars come out chewy and if you cook to a full boil they are crunchy. I like chewy so my mixture barely boils and doesn't get clear. When refrigerated they are quite hard to cut and eat but warm up quickly.


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