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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


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That title makes me think of dunkaroos…remember those? Those used to be a special treat in our house growing up!

(picture from Google images)

Anyways, this is a really basic recipe that's posted all over the place, but I copied one off of allrecipes.com, but used fewer rice krispies than it called for. These are some of the yummiest bars, especially because I'm really on a butterscotch kick lately. I love regular rice krispy treats, but the addition of peanut butter and the chocolate/butterscotch frosting take them to a whole new level! Easy and simple, they only take about 15 minutes to make. I brought most of them to a work picnic today where people went crazy over them. Of course, we still have some at home because Ryan wasn't letting them all leave the house!

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 heaping cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
5 cups rice krispies (the recipe usually calls for at least 6, but I never feel like my bars are chewy enough!)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Heat corn syrup and sugar over medium heat in a large pan. The sugar begins to dissolve and as soon as the mixture starts to boil, remove from heat. (Here's where I used to go wrong in making these…I'd let it boil awhile and the treats end up being ROCK HARD! So make sure you don't over-boil!) Stir in the peanut butter until it's all well-combined and the peanut butter is melted in. Pour the rice krispies into the pan and mix well using a large spoon (might want to spray the spoon with cooking spray to avoid some of the mess of rice krispies sticking all over the place!). Press the rice krispy mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan and spread/press with a greased spatula.
For the frosting, heat the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a small pan until melted. Spread onto the rice krispy treats.

**I then refrigerated for about an hour to let the frosting harden, then I cut them and let them rest in the pan overnight until I took them to the picnic.

Not at all healthy, but so so good :)