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Friday, April 9, 2010

Cornflake Scotcheroos

In the early days of this blog, I posted scotcheroos--an absolutely addictive dessert bar! Wanting a quick dessert when my family was in town a few weeks ago, I decided to make these once again. However, after two trips to the grocery store the day before, I was in no mood to return when I discovered I didn't have rice krispies. Instead, I made them with some cornflakes I had on hand.

The recipe was essentially the same...but I think I actually liked the cornflake version better. They're very similar and maybe it's just been too long since I've had them with rice krispies. Needless to say, these didn't last through the weekend at our house! These are chewy and sweet and full of butterscotch, chocolate, and peanut butter flavors. You can't go wrong, regardless of the cereal base! Has anyone ever made these with a different kind of cereal?

Cornflake Scotcheroos

-5 cups cornflakes
-1 cup light corn syrup
-1/2 cup white sugar (many recipes call for 1 cup but I find it's sweet enough with 1/2 cup)
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup butterscotch chips
-1 cup chocolate chips (I used bittersweet chocolate with these)

1. Heat corn syrup and sugar over medium heat in a medium pot. When mixture begins to boil, immediately remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and peanut butter, mixing until melted and smooth.
2. Pour cereal into bowl and mix until completely coated.
3. Press cereal into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
4. Melt butterscotch and chocolate chips over low heat in a small pot, stirring until smooth.
5. Spread melted chips evenly over cereal. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.