Crispy Peanut Butterscotch Layer Squares (No Bake)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are so good...a crispy rice cereal bottom crust with a butterscotch/peanut butter fudge-like texture topping... sprinkled with chopped peanuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For crust:.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch OR a 11 x 7-inch baking pan and a rubber spatula with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Melt the butter over low heat in a medium heavy duty saucepan.
  4. Add in the marshmallows and peanut butter; stir until melted.
  5. Add in the rice cereal; stir until coated.
  6. Press into bottom of a prepared baking pan, using a greased rubber spatula (or greased fingers if desired); set aside.
  7. For butterscotch layer:.
  8. In a medium heavy-duty saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, 2 Tbsp margarine (if using) and salt; bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, boil and stir constantly for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Stir in the marshmallows, butterscotch chips, peanut butter and vanilla; stir vigorously for 1 minute until the marshmallows and the baking chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  11. Pour over the rice cereal crust in the baking pan.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  13. Refrigerate until set.
  14. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely superb sweet and salty square, great texture of soft and crunchy! Just a tad on a too sweet side, next time will try 1 1/4 cup sugar only, see if it still sets the same.

5 5

What a unique square! I really liked the contrast of the crunchy cereal layer & the smooth fudge layer. These are very sweet, though, so you can cut them into small squares.

5 5

This bar was right up my husbands alley. I used colored mini marshmellows as that's all I had on hand. That didn't seem to make a differance though. It's a keeper. :)