Thursday, December 13, 2007

my secret is out: scotcharoos

The holiday sadness has lifted; now, on to the chocolate! More sugar, please.

Dear friends, I am going to pass on an easy recipe, one that's a cinch with kids. The best part: I get requests for these puppies all the time.

Of course, you won't be nearly as impressed when you find out just how lazy I am.


1 cup of sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups butterscotch chips

*Combine sugar and syrup in heavy saucepan.
*Heat, stirring, to boiling.
*Remove from heat.
*Stir in peanut butter.
*Pour syrup mixture over Rice Krispies in large mixing bowl.
(This is where I supposed to warn you: IT WILL BE HOT. But you knew that, didn't you? You have to work quickly, to cover all the Krispies.)
*Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon.
*Press into greased 13x9x2 pan.
*Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together over low heat or in double boiler. (I prefer ghirardelli chips. They melt easily; I haven't burned them like I'm prone to do.)
*Stir well.
*Pour melted chips over Krispies; spread evenly.
*Allow to cool. Cut into 1" squares.

(Sometimes I cut the sugar down, used Rice Syrup to be slightly healthier.)

I usually give some away, before I inhale them because kids and coworkers alike can't resist.

What kind of treats do you make this time of year?


SusieJ said...

Thank you. More sweets in need here

Kimberly said...

Mmmm...sounds luverly! My usuals are nutmeg logs and soft ginger snaps...yummm...

GodshallMama said...

thanks! gonna do this one!

Mrs. G. said...

These sound good. Thanks for the recipe. All mine are getting a little old. I love any dessert that has Rice Crispies in them.

flutter said...

um, yum. Pass some this way!

katydidnot said...

argh! more forced baking!

katydidnot said...

and...um...may i please have one? er...four?

Irene said...

Ohhh, so many great holiday recipes floating around. BUT, I have to try these. They sound too good!

Cara said...

I am definately going to try that. I usually make chocolate crinkles, my favorite.

Daisy said...

I have an INSANE peanut butter/snickers bar recipe. And, a terrific chocolate covered cherry cookie recipe. OMG my mouth is watering just thinking about them! Perhaps I'll pop back and share them. :-)