Sunday, March 13, 2011


I got this recipe from my new favorite friend, Alison. Apparently they are also referred to as O'Henry Bars, and she calls them Scotch-a-Roos, but I endearingly named them Scotchies. As Alison said, "Call them what you want. It still doesn't change the party in your mouth." And it may or may not be because I'm teaching Romeo and Juliet to my 9th graders that I say to you: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Enjoy these yummies.

What you need:
1 C. Karo Syrup
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Crunchy Peanut Butter
Approx. 7 cups Rice Krispies
1 pkg. chocolate chips--gotta be Ghiradelli or Guittard
1 pkg. butterscotch chips

In a saucepan, combine karo and sugar. Bring to a slight boil, add peanut butter, and boil/stir until peanut butter is melted. Once all ingredients are mixed together, pour measured Rice Krispies right into the pan. I've tried adding the mixture to the krispies, and it cooled to fast and wouldn't mix well, so I add the krispies to the hot mixture right in the pan. Stir together and press* into a 9X13 pan. SLOWLY melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a sauce pan, pour over krispie mixture, and let cool. Be careful on the chocolate/butterscotch mixture. It burns easily!


*Note: Run your hands under cold water before pressing the krispie mixture into the pan in order to be able to press them and not singe your fingers off :)


The Proctors said...

Seriously? My husband's grandma made these all the time for their family. There are only a few people in the family who now carry on the tradition of making it. I am not sure if this recipe is the exact, I think there might be some differences. They are the best! I love O'Henry Bars!

Stacy said...

I make these all the time. I grew up with them and I think they are a great deal better then normal sticky sweet rice crispie treats. The only difference between this recipie and the one I use is I use 1 bag of semi sweet (but totally going to try the gardelli chocolate next time) and only a cup of the buterscotch chocolate. I call it heaven in a pan and I'm not very good at sharing it!

reason to smile said...

Guittard chocolate chips are divine. They really do make a difference! I will definitely be trying this recipe out very soon!