Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ~ Scotcharoos

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Who doesn’t love to celebrate fun holidays? Who equally loves it, even more, when these holidays fall on the weekend???  We call that perfect alignment!   So go out and drink some green beer and have fun you deserve it!

My mother-in-law introduced Scotcharoos to me a couple years ago and these little goodies are seriously great for any occasion, last minute or not.

These sugar laden treats are very easy to make and the prep time is all of 20 minutes and are sure to be a hit by all including us Gluten-Free people too!

When I make Scotcharoos, which is once in a blue moon, I find myself trying to experiment with alternate ingredients to see if I can make them healthier or better than the original…that is yet to be determined or at least that is yet to be determined by my husband who has volunteered himself to be my human guinea pig.

My nieces and nephews love the crunchy, creamy and chocolate smoothness of Scotcharoos so much that these treats have been requested as a formal birthday cake…this dessert is serious business in my family. 

Please don’t take my word on these, have fun and try them out yourself!  Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.

“May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of your wealth. May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true, The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you.”
-Irish Blessings


  • 1 c. light corn syrup…………………..(I have used alternatives: honey, agave, or sugar water)
  • 1 c. sugar………………… (I use organic sugar cane or Organic Coconut Sugar)
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 6-8 c. rice Krispy cereal
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips




  1. In large sauce pan, turn stove on medium low and pour sugar and corn syrup or alternatives and mix until boiling.
  2. Once mixture is brought to a boil had your peanut butter and mix until smooth
  3. Pour rice Krispy cereal in sauce pan and blend until evenly coated
  4. Place mixture into a lightly greased or sprayed 8 x 13 glass Pyrex container. Push down on the mixture to even it out in the container and flatten any bumpy sections until even.
  5. In a bowl, you can either melt the chocolate on the stove top or in a microwave bowl.  If using the microwave change the power level to 7 and heat the chocolate 30 seconds at a time.  Make sure to mix the chocolate up after each time until smooth.
  6. Once the chocolate is smooth pour over the Rice Krispy mixture and even distribute the chocolate.


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