Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars a.k.a Scotcharoos


Scotcharoos without corn syrup

Note these are highly addicting and hard to stop at just one, take them to a party or barbeque so you are not stuck at home with the whole pan- just sayin!!

I love scotcharoos! They have been on my bucket list to remake a little healthier. If you have never had a scotch a roo they are a yummy, gooey, rice krispie treat topped with melted butterscotch and chocolate chips. To make them over I took out the corn syrup and replaced it with honey.

I am not a fan of using corn syrup. It is so processed your body doesn’t know what to do with it,  it doesn’t send the same signals to your brain as sugar that you are full, so you continue to eat more. It also converts to fat easier,  because again your body isn’t sure what to do with it.  I try to read labels and look for high fructose corn syrup in different products and choose products with sugar instead-still refined but not as refind.

These scotcharoos are pretty simple, easy to put together, and an easy treat to take to a party or summer barbeq’s. I have made them with maple syrup too, but I prefer honey in them.

Update: We made these with dark chocolate in place of the semi sweet and butterscotch chips. I like them even more with dark chocolate because it cuts out some of the sweetness. If you are not quite used to the bitterness of dark chocolate you could use semi sweet chocolate chips.

 

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6 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars a.k.a Scotcharoos

  1. Carly says:

    I just made these, they are delicious! I had some people over for dinner and one person said they liked them better than regular scotcharoos! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    • desiree says:

      Carly,
      Thanks for stopping by, anything chocolate and peanut butter has to be good. I made a cliff bar the other day I think you would like that had peanut butter and oats with dark chocolate chips, if you are like me and love anything peanut butter.

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  4. Charmaine says:

    I am so keen to make these for my daughter but would like to reduce the sugar content to at least half. What do you suggest?

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