Recipe from Derek’s aunt Lou
Good Monday morning everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was wonderful, filled with a fantastic wedding and great friends! Unfortunately it’s back to the work week, and for me this is my first full week back after having two short ones (although Derek likes to say I never work a full week since I have Monday afternoons off)!
I can’t think of a better way to start off the week than with these. Most of the country seems to know them as scotcheroos, but I have grown up knowing them as Special K Bars. My sister and Derek’s aunt both make them frequently, so they are pretty much a staple at any family function, and we don’t mind! Chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter are a fantastic combination and you really can’t go wrong. These are very quick and easy, and also no bake! I have a lot of friends who say they can’t bake, so guys, this one is for you! It is pretty difficult to mess these up I promise! The most difficult part of the recipe is stirring in the cereal, as it gets very thick at the end. If that’s the hardest part of recipe, then you know it has to be pretty easy! My biggest piece of advice is if you melt the chips in the microwave, please please please do it in 20 second intervals. If you try to melt it in one long interval it tends to become quite a mess (ok so I obviously did mess these up the first time I made them ). Enjoy!
Special K Bars
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo white syrup
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
5 cups Special K cereal (or Rice Krispies)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Combine sugar and Karo syrup in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from stove and add peanut butter. Mix until smooth. Add cereal one cup at a time. This mixture will get thick. Pat mixture into a 9×13 inch pan. Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in three 20 second intervals, stirring after each one. You may need one last 10 second interval to get the mixture smooth. You could also do this using a double boiler. Pour and spread chocolate over bars. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.