These bars remind me of high school cross country (which was looong ago, I might add). Every week before our meet, the team would have a spaghetti dinner and there were always scotcheroos for dessert. I ate lots and lots of these bars in high school, and they continue to remain a favorite of mine. These are not fancy, but the combination of crunchy cereal, smooth peanut butter, and the creamy chocolate topping is addicting!
From Nestle Classic Recipes
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
6 cups toasted rice cereal
1 2/3 cups (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Coat a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Add peanut butter and stir until peanut butter is melted and combined with the sugar mixture. Remove from heat. Add cereal; stir until thoroughly coated. Press into bottom of prepared baking pan.
3. Microwave butterscotch chips and chocolate chips in large microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture.
4. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is firm. Cut into bars.