“No Momma, don’t make those! They’re too good and I’ll eat the whole thing!” So much for me listening to that request! With Father’s Day fast approaching, I thought this would be a fun surprise for Dad. Not only do these crispy treats taste great, but they don’t require turning on the oven; something to keep in mind if you’ve got to come up with a dessert in the heat of the summertime.
So, a little history on how these treats were introduced to us. Mike (my
husband) would often hold poker night. When a big fight was on TV, the poker tables came out, basement full for guys night. We’d always have an impressive food table, too. Our good friend Steve always brought something that his mom would cook up and send over. Sometimes it was her better-than-any-restaurant homemade pizza or a delicious appetizer. Another favorite? These tasty Scotch-A-Roos. I am embarrassed to say that I’ve never tried making them myself until now. I never realized how easy they were to make. I hope you try them out. Maybe they’ll become a new favorite in your house, too!
Mama Maze’s Scotch-A-Roos:
1 c. sugar
1 c. white Karo syrup
1 c. peanut butter
6 oz. chocolate morsels
6 oz butterscotch morsels
6 c. crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies or store brand works fine!)
Combine sugar and syrup in saucepan. Bring to low boil while stirring. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir well. Add mixture to Rice Krispies (or store brand cereal) in large bowl. Mix well.
Spread mixture evenly in a buttered or sprayed (I used Pam) 9 x 13 pan.
Melt chocolateand butterscotch morsels together on low heat, stirring constantly, or in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds (I used microwave: 1 minute, stir, another minute, stir, being careful not to burn).
Spread chocolate/butterscotch mixture evenly on top of Scotch-A-Roos. When cooled completely, cut into squares.