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Flash Back Friday-Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars

This is a favorite with all of our kids. The original post for this dessert is found here.
If you have never tried making this simple treat you should remedy that and give it a try.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil and take off heat.
  2. Add peanut butter and blend well.
  3. Add Rice Krispies and mix till the krispies are coated well.
  4. Put this mixture in a well greased 9 x 12 pan pressing evenly into pan to edges.
  5. Put butterscotch and semi-sweet chips in microwavable container and cook at 3-30 second intervals mixing well after each interval, mixing until smooth. 
  6. If you don't have a microwave you can use the double boiler method to melt the chips.
  7. Top the Rice Krispie mix with the melted and blended chips and spread evenly. 
  8. Cool and enjoy.
  9. Serves at least 12. 


  1. Ultimate Rice Krispie squares for sure! Yum!!

  2. Scotcheroos are the name of these in our area. In fact, you will find Scotcheroos in Shipshewana, Indiana!! The Doughbox (part of the Sauder Village complex) in Archbold, Ohio makes wonderful pans of these. YUM!
    Thanks, ladies, for your blog! ~ Gail

    1. Gail, thanks so much for letting us know. I'm going to google Sauder Village and see how close we'll be...

  3. Memories! Though not identical, this recipe is essentially the same as a recipe that got *a lot* of mileage when my brother was a teenager. He was on the basketball team, and periodically they would have a "bake sale" to raise money:) Well, somehow the need for a baked contribution didn't often get communicated to Mom (or Grandma, or even slightly older moi) until well into the evening prior to the needed transport. Mom knew she had this recipe nailed, because all the ingredients could be in the house at the ready. So, she made these quite often. In our family, we call these "Basketball Bars". Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane - bro & I are in our late sixties now.

  4. Oh how I love these things... Like a favorite candy bar only better.


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