Chocolate Butterscotch Rice Crispy Bars

7 Feb

I have some of the best recipes from my Grandma and most of them are baking recipes. My mom remembers having these bars all the time as a kid. They have now become one of my family’s favorites.

They are so simple to make and combine some of the best flavors. The bottom layer is a sugary, peanut butter rice crispy and is topped with a chocolate butterscotch frosting. They taste like a Reese’s peanut butter cup with an added crunch.


I made them this past Sunday for the Super Bowl. They are a good dessert to make for a party/pot luck because they aren’t too sweet or filling after a big meal. They are also great because they are a no-bake bar.

My mom helped me make them. I love baking with her because she is the one who sparked my interest in baking. She baked a lot with me and my sisters when we were kids. (She is the lovely model you see in most of these pictures :))

Here are the ingredients: rice crispy cereal, white syrup, peanut butter, sugar and butterscotch/chocolate chips.


The very first thing I do is get a big mixing bowl and pour in all of the cereal.


Next combine the sugar and syrup in a pan and cook over medium-high heat stirring frequently until the mixture bubbles.


TIP: While you’re waiting for the sugar mixture to boil get the peanut butter ready so you can pour it right into the sugar once it boils.


Once boiling, take the pan off the heat and stir in the peanut butter.



Pour the peanut butter-sugar mixture over the cereal and mix until coated.



Press the mixture into a pan (you can use a spoon or the bottom of a cup to help you press it down).


Heat the chips in a microwave-safe bowl until heated through and creamy.


Once heated, pour over the rice crispy layer and spread evenly.


Allow the bars to cool, then serve!


INGREDIENTS for rice crispy: 

1 cup sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)

6 cups rice crispy cereal

INGREDIENTS for frosting:

1 cup chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)

1 cup butterscotch chips


1. Pour 6 cups of cereal into a large bowl.

2. Combine sugar and syrup into a pan and cook over medium-high heat. Stir frequently until the mixture begins to bubble.

3. Right when it boils, remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter.

4. Pour mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated. Then press coated cereal into a 9×13 pan to form the rice crispy.

5. Place the butterscotch and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat until just melted (stir a couple of times while heating chips just so they don’t burn).

6. Pour melted chips over the rice crispy and spread evenly.

7. Allow the bars to cool for at least an hour before serving.




Love, Lindsi

4 Responses to “Chocolate Butterscotch Rice Crispy Bars”

  1. Brittany February 7, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    These look delicious!

  2. Amanda February 17, 2013 at 12:22 am #


  3. Amy February 19, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Hi Lindsi! These bars look great—like rice crispy treats but 100x better! Family recipes are the best, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing this one!

  4. Jason February 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Those butterscotch chocolate bars look so good, thanks for sharing!

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