Christmas is only a few days away! If you’re looking for a last minute treat to whip up for festive gatherings or a homemade gift for someone special, I have the perfect, most simple recipe… Scotcheroos! They’re easy to make and delicious to eat!

Chocolate Scotcheroo Bars



  • 1 cup Karo® Light 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
  • *Almond butter may be substituted for the peanut butter.



  1. Step 1. 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. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch pan and pat into place
  2. Step 2 can be done one of two ways:
    1. Option 1. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread over cereal. Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm. Cut into bars.
    2. Option 2. Let rice cereal mixture set for about 15 minutes. Using a cookie cutter, cut out a variety of shapes. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly (or use your favorite colored candy melts).
  3. Dip shaped Scotcheroo bars into melted chocolate mixture. Add sprinkles and icing to decorate your Scotcheroo treats while the candy is still tacky.




A box of Scotcheroos makes a great handmade gift this season! Click HERE to head to my site for a FREE Scotcheroo recipe card and gift tag download.


Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


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