Does anybody know why these are called Scotcheroos? I am guessing the 'scotch' comes from butterscotch chips. The 'roos'? I'm stumped. My mom has been making these since my childhood and not once did the question ever come up. I think they just tasted so good, we didn't care what they were called, we just wanted to eat them.
That is kinda how my kids are with them. They never asked or even made a funny face when I told them what they were called. They just asked for one and then, a second. Even a third.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
5 cups crispy rice cereal
6oz chocolate chips
6oz butterscotch chips
In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix sugar with corn syrup until sugar is melted. Remove from heat and mix in peanut butter. Then, add crispy rice cereal to the peanut butter mixture 1 cup at a time. Making sure it is mixed completely.
Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet or 9 x 13 baking dish.
Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips over medium heat and spread mixture over bars.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.