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Scotcharoos Cheerios Bars

2017 April 12
by Emily Hill

Scotcharoos Cheerios bars are an easier, healthier alternative to classic scotcharoos. I guarantee your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised!

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I love a good cereal bar recipe. From Reese’s Puffs cereal bars to s’mores rice krispie treats, I can’t resist dry cold cereal wrapped in marshmallowy goodness.

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Being the huge Cheerios fan I am, I thought it fitting I come up with a Cheerios cereal bars recipe. Of course, I’m also a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, so it was a logical step to go from plain ol’ Cheerios cereal bars to Cheerios bars with a scotcharoos vibe.

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Scotcharoos Cheerios Bars -- Scotcharoos Cheerios bars are an easier, healthier alternative to classic scotcharoos. I guarantee your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Good thing Cheerios have more protein, fiber and whole grains and less sugar than Rice Krispies because I ate more than I’d like to admit.

At least I waited until after the photos…

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These scotcharoos Cheerios bars may seem like they have a lot of ingredients, but it’s your basic rice krispies treats recipe with a bit of creamy peanut butter and some chocolate butterscotch frosting (glaze? topping? shmear?).

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Scotcharoos Cheerios Bars -- Scotcharoos Cheerios bars are an easier, healthier alternative to classic scotcharoos. I guarantee your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Those three extra ingredients are so totally worth it.

Printable recipe for scotcharoos Cheerios bars below. Enjoy!
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Scotcharoos Cheerios Bars
 
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Scotcharoos Cheerios bars are an easier, healthier alternative to classic scotcharoos. I guarantee your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised! Makes one 9x13-inch pan.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 (10-oz) package mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Cheerios
  • 1 (12-oz) bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch baking chips
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.
  3. Add marshmallows; stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Fold in peanut butter.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Fold in Cheerios.
  5. Transfer contents to baking dish. Use waxed paper (or your fingers) lightly greased with cooking spray or butter to gently press mixture in pan until evenly distributed.
  6. Microwave semisweet and butterscotch chips in a medium bowl for 30 seconds in microwave; stir. Continue microwaving in 15-second increments and stirring until completely melted.
  7. Spread over Cheerios bars; allow to set before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container.

 
Scotcharoos Cheerios Bars -- Scotcharoos Cheerios bars are an easier, healthier alternative to classic scotcharoos. I guarantee your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Smores Rice Krispie Treats -- Classic rice krispie treats are topped with marshmallows, crushed Golden Grahams and a drizzle of semisweet chocolate.


S’mores rice krispie treats

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Reeses Puffs Cereal Bars -- Fans of Reeses Puffs cereal will love the chocolaty, peanut buttery, marshmallowy goodness found in these Reeses Puffs cereal bars! | isthisreallymylife.com


Reese’s Puffs cereal bars

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Lucky Charms Treats -- quick and easy and delightfully delicious!


Lucky Charms treats

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Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats - slight cocoa flavor with a drizzle of white chocolate. Perfect dessert for Valentines Day (or Christmas)!


Red velvet rice krispie treats

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2 Responses Post a comment
  1. SOB permalink
    April 18, 2017

    Great pics!

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