Tuesday, December 28, 2010
day 28 - scotcheroos
Earlier in the week we were visiting with some friends and got talking about scotcheroos. How good they were, how easy they were, and especially how hard it is to eat just one. So today, after a very long day, and without much time to bake, I made scotcheroos.
For the uninitiated, they are similar to rice krispie treats, but oh so much better. The sticky base is much easier to make, and the combo chocolate topping is just perfect. You start by combining 1 cup light corn syrup, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup smooth peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 30 seconds, then stir to combine. Return to the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds just until the sugar is dissolved. In a large bowl, put 6 cups of rice krispies, pour the peanut butter mixture over, and stir to combine. Press this into a greased 9x13 pan. Set aside. In a glass measuring cup, combine 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips. Microwave in 20 second increments, stirring until melted. Pour this over the rice krispie mixture and spread evenly with an off-set spatula. Let stand at room temperature for several hours, or refrigerate for 2 hours until chocolate is set. Cut into small pieces.