These were a constant at family reunions growing up and a personal favorite. In all my years of perusing recipes, I haven’t run across these anywhere else, or even anything like them. While this recipe was in my big ol’ binder bursting at the seams of recipes, I cannot recall when I’d last made them, if ever. A telltale sign is when even the girls came upstairs and asked, “Mom, what are you making that smells so good?” They had another potluck this past weekend for the spring production of “Into The Woods” so I sent them with the mac ‘n cheese and these. There was not a crumb remaining.
These are like Rice Krispies treats, with a twist, and in my opinion, so much better. I mean really, chocolate and peanut butter? The real kicker though, that little something that takes these and knocks ’em out of the park is the butterscotch chips. On its own, I will never look twice at butterscotch, it just doesn’t do anything for me. In this recipe; however, it’s what makes all the difference.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 2 cups chocolate chips (Dark chocolate works well here, though semi-sweet does too)
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
In a large pot, over medium heat, combine the sugar and corn syrup until it starts to boil. Remove from heat and add in the peanut butter; stir to incorporate. Mix in the Rice Krispies until well combined. Press into a 9×13 inch pan. Allow to harden. In a microwave safe container, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in 1 minute intervals, stirring after each one, until smooth. Once smooth, pour over the mixture. Allow to firm before cutting into small squares.