Scotcheroo Bars

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Welcome to my childhood. These are the snacks I grew up on. We called them Special K bars, except that doesn’t really make sense because Special K is a cereal that is not an ingredient in these, so I don’t know where that came from. It was brought to my attention that some people call these things Scotcheroo bars, so I thought I would go with that.

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These are really yummy, and my mom never did the white chocolate/peanut butter swirl on top, but I added that because it’s pretty cute. You don’t have to, you can stick with plain chocolate on top, but where’s the fun in that, amiright??

This time around, I made these as a happy-last-day-of-work treat for my office because I went and got a new job! And then I made them again three days later for my friend Anna’s birthday!

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These are also super easy. Ya can’t mess em up. And despite all those delicious and less-than-healthy ingredients, I probably had an average of three a week for my entire childhood, and I haven’t suffered any grave consequences thus far, so as far as I’m concerned, they are an essential part of a healthy diet, and you should give them a try!

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Scotcheroo Bars


  • Author: hungryhungryhibma
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bars 1x

Description

Nostalgic chocolate and peanut butter no-bake bars! Everybody’s favorite snack!


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Ingredients

Bars Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanutbutter
  • 6 cups rice crispies

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanutbutter
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute, then remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 cups peanut butter. Mix well. 

Add rice crispies to a large bowl. Pour the hot peanut butter over the crispies and stir to combine. Press into a greased jelly roll pan. 

Over a double boiler, melt white chocolate and combine with remaining peanut butter, stirring constantly. Melt semisweet chocolate in a separate bowl over a double boiler. 

Pour the semisweet chocolate over the peanut butter rice crispies and use a spatula to smooth it out. Then pour thin stripes of the white chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the semisweet chocolate. Drag a toothpick through the chocolate to create swirly designs. 

Wait for the chocolate to cool and set. Then cut into bars, and enjoy!

Keywords: cookie, bars, chocolate, peanut butter, rice crispies, no bake

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