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May 12, 2012

Scotcheroos (Peanut Butter Butterscotch Krispy Treats with Dark Chocolate Ganache)

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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!

Mmmm... the perfect bite:  chewy, crunchy, sweet and rich.


  1. asdfghjkll;' this looks delicious! <3

  2. Hello,Jessica! I LOVE this. I am sooo addicted to sugar and yet I WANT to live a healthier lifestyle - WITHOUT giving up sweets. I just can't help it. And these Scotcheroos sound healthy AND sweet - to me a PERFECT combination! By the way, I'n going to substitute agave syrup for the maple syrup. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    1. I can't tell you how nice it is to meet another sugar addict like me!! ;)
      I'm sure the agave will work, hope you like it!

  3. i love how you put two nuts like that! :D

  4. Is it weird that I think that they look too pretty to eat? Because they do! But I'll still eat one hehe.

  5. Hello again, Jessica! I made your Scotcheroos on Tuesday - 15th. They are WONDERFUL! They really do taste as good as they look. I did sub the agave for the maple - AND I didn't have, and couldn't find, butterscotch extract, so I sub'd rum extract instead. AWWWSOME! Then, because just eating them for desert wasn't enough, I made a 'snack' of them later by spreading them with MORE peanut butter and eating them that way. Oh,yes, these are definately a favorite now. Thank you so much for sharing! Louise :)

    1. RUM EXTRACT?! That sounds amazing! I might just run over to the grocery store to find that... like, now. I'm so glad you liked it, it's good to know that the agave worked out :)

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  7. tastes great the mixture supposed to be very crumbley before pressing it into the pan?

    1. No, the mixture should stick together well and flatten easily


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