Recipe Review

These Healthier Scotcheroos Only Call for 4 Ingredients

published Aug 31, 2017
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Have you ever had a Scotcheroo? The recipe — which calls for Rice Krispies, light corn syrup, sugar, chocolate, and butterscotch chips — was originally printed on the back of a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal box, and it’s been a favorite ever since. The no-bake treat is chewy, crispy, sweet, and salty all at once. While you can’t beat the flavor of a true Scotcheroo, this healthier version comes pretty close.

This recipe for Scotcheroos only calls for four main ingredients: maple syrup, brown rice cereal, all-natural unsalted peanut butter, and dairy-free dark chocolate chips. You’ll also want some flaky sea salt to sprinkle on top at the end!

The maple syrup replaces the usual sugar and corn syrup, and the brown rice cereal is swapped in for the traditional Rice Krispies. For the peanut butter, look for one with only dry-roasted peanuts listed as an ingredient — avoid those with added oils or sugar. Using dark chocolate chips here also adds a level of complexity and slight bitterness that really seals the deal.

Whether you’re serving these as an after-school snack for your kids or for dessert at your next book club meeting, everyone is sure to love this updated take on the classic treat.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Maple Scotcheroos from Salted Plains