Saturday, November 5, 2011

Scotcheroo Cereal Treats!



It is no secret that I love to bake, make treats and share with friends. I make these frequently, and this week I made them for a friends, school party. There are very EASY to make, basically 6 ingredients, can it get any easier? And are a step up from rice Krispie treats.
Once again, let me warn you, these are not for people who do not like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, peanut butter, chocolate or butterscotch!

Scotcheroos
Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of light corn syrup
1 cup of peanut butter
6 cups of rice krispies, or special K cereal
Topping
1 1/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1cup of butterscotch chips
Directions:
1. Bring sugar and corn syrup just to a boil over medium heat. You want to melt the sugar crystals but not bring to a rolling boil. This will cause the treats to become VERY hard.
2. Remove sugar mixture from stove and stir in peanut butter.
3.Pour mixture over 6 cups of cereal. Stir until coated.
4.Once mixed, pour mixture into either a 9x13 pan for thin treats, or an 8x8 pan for thick ones that has been sprayed with Pam. Pat down the mixture.
5. In small saucepan, melt butterscotch chips and chocolate chips together. Pour mixture over the cereal and spread to coat. Let cool, then cut and enjoy!



Yummy!   All photos taken by me, Pine Cones and Acorns
I hope you enjoy your weekend!! It is a beautiful Fall weekend here! The leaves are beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow and still a few green ones.

7 comments:

  1. Mmmm...
    And a Happy Saturday to you!! :)

    Hope it is sweet and relaxing, dear Elizabeth..
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  2. Oh my, these look delicious. I will definitely be making them sometime this week.

    Thank you,
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  3. Elizabeth!

    I do hope that we will get that chance for a get-together someday! If you are ever in the Twin Cities, please let Anita or me know..what a gift that would be!

    Kindred spirits indeed:) The scuba training was fun, but open water is a terrifying concept for me..ha. I am very impressed that you went out, but I can certainly empathize with your anxiety 40 feet under!! ;)
    And a barge in Paris, oui, oui! Perhaps you can talk your hubby into that :))

    A beautiful Sunday to you, dear friend,
    - Irina

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  4. WOOOO WHAT PICTURES! Oh dearest friend, these are going to have to be made in my kitchen for my sugar lover, RUBEN!!!!! I was so busy yesterday with my Etsy orders and had a bout of laryngitis that is actually bothering me still...but here I am to thank you for your wonderful comments and teeheee...am I the fairy godmother? teeeheee...we all are dearest, we all are.

    ARE YOU HAVING FUN THIS WEEKEND? ENJOYING THAT FAB HOME OF YOURS???? I am.

    Now to get snug on my couch and try to write for my next post next week; I am trying to stay caught up!!!

    LOVE TO YOU MY DEAR FRIEND, Anita

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  5. OH NO Elizabeth!! You are not good for my waistline. I am making the carrot cake today and now you have me thinking I should make these too! I got off the hook going to the tourn. today my husband is taking my son (yippee day off) and I am going to catch up on the mounds of paperwork and then make a great dinner so when they come home, tired and weary I can treat them to something wonderful, homemmade and delicious. I can tell these would be a big hit with my kids ( and I will admit me too:) Thanks for another yummy recipe!!

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  6. Hello Elizabeth
    I had a great bonfire night thank you... how kind of you to ask!
    These yummy looking treats would have been great to snack on around the big fire last night. I love anything with chocolate in, so will make them anyway!
    I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
    Abby :)

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  7. Hello Elizabeth,
    Just catching up, not after a busy weekend, but a very lazy one.
    YUMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Want one. I was thinking of you yesterday as I am, for your sanity, sorry to say that I am off to Scotland in a few weeks. Do you want me to send you anything? I know you love it. We are up there for a week, an impulsive decision, as usual. It's been several years since I have been there and can't tell you how excited I am. I will be sure to take loads of pics for you. Where do you stay when you go?
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend dearest friend.
    Much Love
    Di
    x

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