Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scotcheroos



I told a friend of mine the other day that I was going to make some scotcheroos. She gave me a blank look and I realized, to my horror, that she had never heard of these treats, let alone eaten one! So Ang, this post is dedicated to you (do you even read this blog?) and to anyone else who lives in the cold, dark world where scotcheroos don't exist.

These are just one of the many sugary delights I have made since having my baby a month ago. It's so wonderful to be able to eat this kind of junk and still lose almost all of my pregnancy weight. I've got to enjoy it while I can, too, because once I hit the six-week mark and can exercise again, I will probably try to eat more healthily and lose the weight from my first pregnancy! Maybe. We'll see. :)

Scotcheroos

1 c. corn syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
6 c. rice crispies
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips

(Isn't that a lovely, simple recipe full of...um...wholesome...ingredients? No wonder these taste awesome!)

Heat corn syrup and sugar over medium heat, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and mix in peanut butter. Pour mixture over rice crispies in a large bowl and stir together. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.

Melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch together, and spread over the cereal mixture. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Try not to eat all of them before you can take a few samples to Angie. I'm not entirely sure that last step is going to happen for me.

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

I started drooling when I saw the picture. These are quite possibly the most delicious treat ever invented. Although, I never knew they had butterscotch in the frosting. And, I have never called them scotcheroos, either. I don't think I've ever actually called them by name. They are usually gone before I can say, "Hey, look at these ____________ I made." I am buying some corn syrup today!!!!

ned and kim said...

Apparently I've been living in that cold, dark world, because I've never heard of them. They sound heavenly. Rest assured, I will rectify the situation as soon as possible. Thanks for the recipe!

Viator FAM said...

Oh my goodness! Never heard of these and I want some!!! I don't have the ingredients. Why don't you come live close by to me? Your food blog is making me hungry!!

Larson Family said...

Mmmm! Love these. I made scones this weekend and chicken cordon bleu--the real kind with heavy whipping cream. So I think I'll wait a few days for these =)

Angie said...

they are heavenly. my life was so empty before, but now it's filled!