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Tracy’s Scotcheroos

by on August 17, 2005 · 11 comments


Tracy’s Scotcheroos

1 C. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1 c. peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 c. Special K Cereal
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. butterscotch chips

Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

In a very large saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat just until bubbly.

Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until well blended; Stir in cereal.

Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread melted morsels over top of cookies.

Refrigerate until chocolate is slightly firm, then lift foil from pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into 3-4 dozen bars.

Makes 3 to dozen bars

Note: Alternatively, you may mix the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave it all on high for 2 minutes – stopping every 30 seconds to stir. Then stir in the vanilla and the Special K.

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Published on August 17, 2005

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Anonymous August 17, 2005 at 9:21 pm

Oh my, they sound good (and look good) . . . a soft whachamacallit! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Jeff August 17, 2005 at 9:46 pm

Wow, those do look great! Nice job and super pics too :)

Joe August 17, 2005 at 9:52 pm

My mom used to make something like this, I think it even used Special K! She always made them for bake sale type events. They were always so good!

Anna August 18, 2005 at 12:19 pm

Jeff, glad you liked the picture. My camera is getting old, so my pictures never turn out as good as most others I see. Joe, that is wild that she used Special K too. I wonder if she just thought it up like Tracy did or if she saw some sort of recipe suggestion saying to sub Special K. Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out how I could turn these into a healthy breakfast bar — I’d have to lose the corn syrup, some of the sugar, and lighten up on the chocolate.Anonymouse, I haven’t had a Whatchamcallit in years, but eating one of these bars brought back up some sort of taste memory. Jen, I forgot to ask Todd those questions before the ceremony. Luckily, his wit and charm make up for his aversion to peanut butter and cereal. Oh, he doesn’t like bananas either.

Jen August 18, 2005 at 11:37 am

Todd doesn’t like cereal or peanut butter???? Wow – and you still married him;-)

Anonymous January 10, 2006 at 9:00 pm

Did you figure out a way to make them on the healthy side. Is there a substitute for the syrup and sugar?

Anna January 10, 2006 at 9:23 pm

Anonymous, I came up with some healthier versions, but they weren’t that good. I’ll keep trying. It got to the point where nothing was satisfactory, so I just moved on…

Anonymous May 30, 2006 at 9:15 pm

My family always makes these and we just call them Special K Bars. We make them in a jelly roll pan so they are a little thinner. Everyone always loves them!

Anna May 30, 2006 at 10:53 pm

Anonymous, I’ve also heard of people making them as drop cookie type things. It’s such a great and easy recipe.

Andrea November 29, 2006 at 4:08 pm

I’ve been making these for 20 years, calling them “Protein Bars” – but the definition of protein bars has changed a little in 20 years… ;)

Thanks for posting recipe, easier than me digging thru piles for it!!

Agina December 2, 2006 at 12:45 pm

i am making these for the basketball team i manage! the boys will appcreciate my effort and the yummy tasting scotcheroos! hopefully ill score a date also! thanks for your help! if you know what i mean

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