I absolutely love butterscotch flavor--it's so intense, creamy and warming...
A perfect match for peanut butter and chocolate, yes? Yes.
These Scotcheroos are unbelievably unique and sophisticated, nothing like what you see in those bright blue packages at the grocery store! Everyone was stunned when they saw these. First of all, they are just so fancy! No one believed these were homemade... in my dorm. And second, they are actually healthy! No one believed it, these are sweet from the butterscotch, rich from the peanut butter, and indulgent from the dark chocolate ganache.
These treats are simply gratifying. Every bite feels like you're cheating on your diet, when really, you're not. These are the decadent treats you can feel good about eating!
Scotcheroos: [no bake, high protein, GF, vegan]
(makes 9 large treats)
150g (5 cups) Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
48g (1/2 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)
13g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
1/8 tsp Salt
168g (1/2 cup) Brown Rice Syrup
128g (1/2 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)42g (2 tbs) Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Butterscotch Extract
64g (2 scoops) Vanilla Protein Powder
4oz Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped (or dark chocolate)
84g (1/4 cup) Pure Maple Syrup
1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.
3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, peanut butter, maple syrup and butterscotch extract (not the protein powder yet!). Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is runny. Stir in the protein powder one spoonful at a time. Scoop this mixture over the dry ingredients and fold together. Scoop into the prepared pan and flatten.
4. Add the chocolate to a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted. Stir in the maple syrup (it should look like a frosting). Scoop this over the krispy treats and spread to the edges, trying to make the surface somewhat flat. Refrigerate for ~30 minutes, flatten the surface with a pastry roller or a cylinder object (like a mug). Slice and serve!