If you love the classic Scotcheroos, you will love these Chex Scotcheroos – An Easy to Make Treat.
It is starting to feel like Christmas is Northern Michigan with all the fluffy snow, the Santa Parade and the Downtown Open House. It was so fun to see the whole town of Petoskey enjoying our beautiful downtown by shopping, eating and listening to the Petoskey steel drum band just up the road from Grandpa Shorter’s. All the stores hasd sweet and yummy treats which made me want to bake.
I love making cookies and bars, especially this time of year. My friends and I always do a cookie exchange around Christmas where we each pick one type of cookie and make about 5 dozen of them.
A couple of my favorite parts of the cookie exchange are visiting with my girlfriends and the gift exchange we do. I love looking at all the gift ideas that people come up with under a certain price limit because let’s be real, finding a gift you love under a certain price point is kind of hard. You don’t want it to be cheap but you also don’t wanna go overboard.
In the meantime, I changed up the typical Scotcheroo recipe and used Chex cereal. Maybe you’ll use this as your cookie exchange treat.
How to Make Chex Scotcheroos:
- Chex cereal
- Granulated sugar
- Peanut butter
- Light corn syrup
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Grease a large mixing bowl with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Add 6 cups of Chex to the bowl.
- Grease a 9×13″ pan with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large pot, mix 1 cup of light corn syrup and 1 cup of sugar and bring to a boil on the stove on medium to high heat.
- Once the mixture comes to a boil, take the pot off the heat and mix in 1.5 cups of peanut butter.
- Quickly pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl of Chex and mix with a spatula.
- Quickly scoop the peanut butter chex into the greased baking pan and press into the pan lightly.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of butterscotch chips and microwave on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the Chex and let harden at room temperature.
- Carefully cut into bars and enjoy.
You may also enjoy our other sweet treats:
Holiday Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookies: These cookies are SO cookie. They bake perfect and you can omit the M&M’s if you’d prefer but we love chocolate in our house.
Shorter Family Holiday Traditions & Sour Cream Cookies Recipe: Learn how to make Sour Cream Cookies with the Shorter’s.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in our household and it tends to be one of my go-to recipes when I’m craving something sweet and chocolately.