No Bake Scotcheroo Bars Recipe

We have grown up with these delicious scotcheroos!  We love the peanut butter goodness added into the rice krispie treats.  They are so easy to make and a quick dessert when you don’t have a lot of time. Bet you can’t eat just one!

Serves: 20

No Bake Scotcheroo Bars Recipe

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Pour rice krispies into a large bowl and set aside. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix the sugar and corn syrup together. Heat on the stove-top over medium heat until it starts to boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until it has completely melted and is smooth.
  4. Pour the warm peanut butter mixture over the cereal in the bowl set aside earlier.
  5. Stir until all of the Rice Krispies are covered.
  6. Press cereal mixture into prepared 9x13" pan.
  7. In a microwave-safe bowl melt the milk chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together (microwave for about 30 seconds, stir and then microwave for another 30 seconds). Stir until smooth and spread over the cereal mixture in the pan.
  8. Let set up for about an hour and cut into bars.

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20 Responses to “No Bake Scotcheroo Bars Recipe”

  1. Lynette Wyllis
    My mother made the no bake scotcheroos at least 45 years ago. I have carried on the tradition through my adult life. We thought my mother got the recipe off of the Rice Krispies b ox, but was not sure. They are delicious. I only use 1cup of peanut butter and use semi-sweet morsels.
  2. I make these all the time for family functions. They are my go-to potluck dessert! I use 1 cup peanut butter, 2 cups milk chocolate and 1 cup butterscotch morsels. One trick I use to press the rice krispie mixture in thenpan is to put my hand in a zip-loc type sandwich bag and spray with cooking spray. That makes ip super easy and less messy to get the mixture in the pan! I also let mine set up overnight because there is no way they would be ready in an hour, maybe if I used less chocolate they would be.
  3. Hi Misty, sorry they didn't turn out very well for you. You only cook on the stove top til it just barely starts to boil. Don't add any extra rice krispies because that could make them dry. You don't want to under measure the karo syrup or peanut butter because that gives the recipe a little more moisture. Hope some of these tips help. You could even decrease the rice krispies by 1/2 cup.
  4. Love Scotcheroos! Definitely stick with the original recipe though on the peanut butter. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of peanut butter, not 1.5. I didn't realize this only until after I made these and wondered why they were so much drier and a little tougher than what I remembered. My mom also always used 1 bag of chocolate chips and one bag of butterscotch chips to give a thicker chocolate layer and its so good!
  5. Yum!! My gma taught me a form of this except it only needs 1 cup of peanut butter and a bag of the butterscotch chips melted together, then add the 6 cups of krispies, stir it up, press in buttered pan, refrigerate to set and done. She called them peanutbutter scotchies. I may have to try adding chocolate on it 😊
  6. Just made these bars and they look soon good I can't wait to dig in! They are currently "setting" and I was wondering if I'm supposed to refrigerate them since I will be bringing them over to my sisters this weekend, or do I just leave them out on the counter (covered of course).

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