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close up for a scotcheroo bar, showing off the two layers of this yummy dessert bar recipe.


Scotcheroo bars are a classic no bake dessert that are perfect for the whole family! Easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Inactive Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Bars
Calories 276 kcal


  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C light corn syrup
  • 5-6 C rice krispies
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C butterscotch chips


  • Melt sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring continuously.
  • Mix in the rice krispies. Start by adding in 5 cups and stir to coat. If there appears to be extra liquid add additional rice krispies in, ¼ cup at a time until evenly coated and not runny.
  • Press into a greased 9x13 pan. 
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt your chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together, stirring frequently.*
  • Spread melted chocolate and butterscotch over bars.
  • Cool until topping has hardened.*
  • Slice and enjoy!


*Note: if you'd prefer to melt your chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the microwave, do so in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until smooth
*Note: You can cool your bars on the counter or in the fridge (my preferred method is the fridge so you can eat them sooner!). 'Inactive' time noted in this recipe for cooling is for the fridge.


Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 137mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 479IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 3mg
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