Thursday, June 25, 2015

Chex Scotcharoos

Oh goodness - are these bars GOOD!! Like sinfully good. Like the kind of good where they are worth the calories. Lots of chocolate and peanut butter...how can you go wrong??



When I was making these I didn't think about sharing the recipe until I was part way through putting them together and then I did grab some quick photos for you. This is a recipe off of my pinterest from a pin by prettyplainjanes and you can click on the direct link here.  But here is the general idea of how they are made:


First you grease up a bowl and pour 6 cups of chex rice cereal in there. They are gluten free, as is this whole recipe, so if that's something you need to watch our for you can still indulge in these goodies! Then you take a saucepan on the stove and melt a cup of sugar with a cup of light corn syrup (here's where I forgot photos) over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Then take it off the heat and add the peanut butter (lots of it - yum!) and stir it in until it all comes together. Then pour over the cereal and toss to combine. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.



In another bowl take semi sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, MORE peanut butter and vanilla and melt in the microwave. After about one minute on high, stir, and then do 15-20 second intervals checking and stirring after each time - don't over cook. Once melted pour over the bars. Let set at room temperature.



Look at that glossy goodness! Then wait patiently for that wonderful layer of creamy chocolate to set up over that chewy peanut buttery crunch. Cut yourself a piece, indulge in a heavenly bite and say a prayer it doesn't go right to your hips. Again, this is one of those recipes worth the indulgence!! Enjoy. Here's the recipe:


Ingredients
  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Butter a large bowl, and measure out 6 cups of Chex cereal. Set aside. Butter a 9x13 dish, OR line a baking sheet with wax paper if you would like freeform scotcharoo's like the ones I made that are pictured.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the corn syrup and sugar over medium heat. Once boiling, immediately remove from heat and stir in 1½ cups of peanut butter. Pour over cereal and fold together. Pour cereal into the 9x13 dish, or use a large cookie scoop to drop cereal onto wax paper, and use your hands to press together and form them.
  3. Using a microwave safe dish or a double boiler, melt together chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, ½ cup of peanut butter and vanilla. If microwaving, heat in 10 second intervals, stirring in between to prevent the chocolate from burning.
  4. Once smooth, pour over cereal, or scoop onto the piles you have created.
  5. Allow to cool completely at room temperature.



11 comments:

  1. Thanks Carrie! I just started a NO sugar lifestyle, so I can leave the weigh I gained here down here. LOL Those bars make me miss the days when my sons were younger.

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    1. Ha! Sorry about that Margot - poor Gal! Yep, these bars are crazy bonkers with sugar. If you give into temptation you just need to do what I do. I make a pan of bars like this but then I give most of it away (to in-law's, my Mom, sometimes neighbors) so there isn't much left here for us to over eat! Lol

      Hope I brought back good nostalgia. xoxo

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    2. That is what I used to do with brownies when we still lived in WI. I basically fed the boys teachers. That and running helped me lose weight in my 30s. By the time my oldest son was in high school he was calling me buff mom. LOL

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  2. Oh, this looks positively decadent! I could dive right in! This would be great for a summer bbq dessert. Easy, too! Thank you, Carrie, but my hips don't. Ha ha! xo Karen

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    1. They are SOOOO good Karen! Definitely make them for an event - so you give most of them away!! Lol I swear I hear the pan call my name...so I can't leave many of them around. I try to give a lot away! ;)
      xoxo

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  3. Oh my goodness, I know the entire dish would be gone is 60 seconds! Wow!

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    1. They are really good Terri. But "dangerous" good...so beware! Lol
      xoxo

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  4. I have that recipe but with rice krispies. My mom used to make these when I was a kid. They are sooooo good!

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    1. I had always made a version of these with Rice Krispies too Mari. I think I like the Chex even better! ;)
      Xo

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  5. They sound great! I like your suggestion in one of the other comments about making them and giving most of them away, then you can enjoy a little and share too! That is just the sort of lovely person that you are!!! xx

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    1. Aw - thanks Amy. I do love to share & a lot so I don't eat as many!! Lol
      Xo

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