Chex Scotcharoos

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Chex Scotcharoos are made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate and butterscotch chips. They’re a no-bake dessert that’s always popular with kids.

Chex Scotcharoos cut into squares on a plate.

 

Chex Scotcharoos are crunchy, chewy and fantastically sweet. The combination of chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter is magical. They make a great no-bake holiday treat or snack. In addition to being delicious, they are also gluten-free.

This recipe is quick and easy. It only takes about 15 minutes to measure everything and get the ingredients mixed together.

How To Make Chex Scotcharoos:

  1. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish really well.
  2. Place the cereal in a large bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the peanut butter.
  5. Pour mixture over the cereal and mix it in. Transfer to prepared dish. Press it evenly into the baking dish, mashing it down some.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and 1/2 cup of peanut butter in the microwave. Pour over cereal mixture.
  7. Cut them when they have completely cooled.

Scotcharoo squares on a plate.

 

Recipe Tips:

  • Have all of the ingredients measured out so you can work quickly.
  • You can use either corn or rice Chex cereal.
  • To get clean cuts on the bars, place your knife in hot water and then wipe dry with a kitchen towel. Reheat the knife every few cuts.
  • Instead of making bars, you can make them into cookie form by shaping the mixture into mounds.
  • Usually Scotcharoos do well at room temperature, but if your house is warm, you may need to refrigerate them to keep the chocolate layer firm.

Close-up of Chex Scotcharoo with thick layer of chocolate on top.

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Chex Scotcharoos cut into squares on a plate.

Chex Scotcharoos

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no-bake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 555kcal
Chex Scotcharoos are made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate and butterscotch chips. They're a no-bake dessert that's always popular with kids.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Chex cereal (rice or corn)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Butter a large bowl and a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.
  • Place cereal in the bowl. Set aside.
  • Place corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir together. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
    Stir in 1 1/2 cups peanut butter.
  • Pour mixture over cereal and mix well. Transfer to prepared baking dish, pressing it down evenly with a rubber spatula.
  • Place chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, 1/2 cup peanut butter and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.
  • Pour over cereal mixture. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal

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