Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars are a favorite in my husband’s family. This tradition was upheld for years by his dear Aunt Marsha. We continue to honor her and her legacy of recipes by making and enjoying many of her treats! ❤️
If you love peanut butter and have never had a “Scotcheroo,” just a fair warning. These babies are hard to stop eating!
Growing up, my Mom never made Rice Krispie treats. It was fine by me as I was never a fan. BUT, when you add peanut butter and a butterscotch chocolate topping, you have my undivided attention.
What is a Scotcheroo?
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars are also called Scotcheroos, a dessert bar with a Rice Krispie and peanut butter base with a creamy chocolate butterscotch topping.
The recipe was originally printed on the Rice Krispies box in the mid-1960s. These bars are quite famous in the Midwestern United States, but there are a few variations with slightly different names and ingredients.
The Difference between Scotcheroos, Special K Bars, and Oh Henry
You may have heard them called Scotcheroos, Peanut Butter Krispies, Special K Bars, K-bars, or Oh-Henry Bars.
You may have seen them at potlucks and gatherings across Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin.
They are all very similarly delicious! The main distinction seems to lie in the type of cereal or grain you choose. Scotcheroos use Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, K-Bars use Kellogg’s Special K cereal, while Oh-Henry Bars contain rolled oats.
Ingredients for Rice Krispie Bars
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars or Scotheroos have only 6 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes.
Karo Light Corn Syrup
Kelloggs Rice Cereal
Without further ado, here are Marsha’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars.Print
This is a classic you will love.😃 Please let me know what you think by sharing your recipe rating below!
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