By kookie Ookie on February 01, 2001
Photo by Chef Vinicky
Photo by Chef Vinicky
"sweet, chewy dessert, chocolate lovers, cereal lovers, Peanut butter lovers. I got this recipe from a co-worker of mine and have since changed it in many ways, but this is the original version."
Serving Size: 1 (57 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"I have been making this recipe for 23 years, since I met my husband; it's his favorite treat!! Our recipe is nearly identical, except it doesn't include the sugar (and it's very sweet with just the peanut butter and corn syrup), or the butter (and again, the chocolate and butterscotch combination is very rich alone, and doesn't need the butter, too), and it is so delicious, such a treat for everyone who samples these bars. Thank you for posting the recipe. My husband wants me to make them again!"
"Super yummy! Made this with leftover cereal I had on hand (Wheaties & Crispix) and the family loved it. Followed a fellow reviewers idea to sprinkle chips over top then place in warm oven for 5 min. Spread easily and tasted great!"
"Just like my grandma used to make!! Mmmmmm. She never used butter for the frosting...but I like it much better with it. It's easier to get on the bars and gives the chocolate a richer, more milk chocolate taste. Instead of dumping the whole bowl of it on, I repeatedly take a fork, dip it in the chocolate and shake the fork back and forth over the bars (and only end up using probably a quarter of it). It gives them a really pretty look and makes it so the chocolate isn't so thick...which I hate."
"yum, I brought to tailgating at the ballpark and they were eaten in record time. Thanks!"
"My 10-yr-old daughter had a craving for special K bars, so we tried this recipe and it really hit the spot! To lighten it up a bit, we cut the sugar to 1/2 c., cut the butter in half, and added a bit more rice krispies than it called for--the chocolate topping was a little harder to spread, but still it was a delicious treat. My little girl is happy! Thank you!"
"I grew up on these and LOVE them!"
"These are GREAT! I brought these to work after refrigerating over night, and co-workers were complaining i didnt bring more! i reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and i used margarine, but used a bit more chocolate and butterscotch chips. also used about 6 cups of Cocoa Krispies instead of 7, and the bars were still chewy with a great crunch to them. thanks so much for this recipe, and i will be making these again very soon! -Emily"
"This is a favorite of everyone I make these for. Kind of hard to cut up and server but well worth the effort. Be sure to let the krispie mixture cook before spreading on the chocolate/butterscotch otherwise its hard to spread around"
"Delicious cookies ! My dad used to make these for me when I was a kid back in the 1970's. Very addicting !"
"Have made these bars for years but my butter goes in with the sugar corn syrup mixture not the choc and butterscotch chips. I'm sure it is good either way - I can't eat just one!"
"I've been making (and eating) these for over 40 years, and they never disappoint. I've never seen butter in the recipe before, and I don't use it. I also skip the butterscotch chips since my kids don't like them. I just top the bars with 1 cup chocolate chips and put them into a warm oven for about 5 minutes to speed the melting process. They spread just fine then, and they also set back up firm so you don't have quite as much mess. YUMMY!"
"Great cookies! I omited the butter, because so many people here said they did. Also thought that it would make the chocolate firmer. Don't do it. I think the butter would make these easier to spread, and it would allow the chocolate to fill the nooks and crannies of the cereal."
"We love love love this recipe. My 11 year old wants to make it weekly! We follow the recipe down to the chips but we omit the butter. This is a favorite with potlucks and family gatherings alike. Thank you so much!"
"Loved those! I omited the butter and they were just as great. "
"Yum, good stuff. I doubled the chips for the frosting (we like it thick) and omitted the butter -other than that we followed the recipe to a tee -very good. Thanks!"
"Love these! Have been eating them for over 35 years! Leave the butter out of the "frosting" and they are 5 stars! It makes it too soft."
"Made these for parent-techer conferences last week. They got rave reviews from the teachers and staff! Thanks for sharing your recipe!"