Chocolate Scotcharoos

These delicious bars are full of crispy and chocolatey goodness.

By Cynthia S., of Lewisville, Texas

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Our reader Cynthia S., of Lewisville, Texas, contributed this tasty recipe. Cynthia has one grandson, Collin, "age 22 months and going on 3 years old," and he loves his Grammy's homemade Scotcharoos. Here's what Cynthia says of her recipe:

"This recipe, handed down by my husband's mother, has always been a family favorite. Four generations of our family eat them. They taste like a Snickers bar! They're simple to make and are always the first dessert to go on a table. My married daughter now makes them as her 'go-to' treat."

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 (12-ounce) bag butterscotch chips
Butter for dish

1. Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.

2. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Microwave on high until the mixture begins to bubble. Stir, then microwave on high again until it comes to a full bubble.

3. Stir in the cereal until totally mixed. Lightly press into the buttered baking pan.

4. In a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl, mix the chocolate and butterscotch chips together and microwave at 1-minute intervals, stirring after each, until melted.

5. Pour chocolate over top of the cereal mixture and spread. Let cool at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, until the chocolate topping is firm. Cut into bars with a sharp knife. Store in covered container at room temperature.

Makes about 20


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