Scotcharoos - An Iowa Thing?
Yesterday we attended a fun little BBQ and I was in charge of desserts. Initially I wanted to do something fun and a bit whimsical, which I did (tune back in tomorrow for that). But then I was afraid I might botch said dessert (which I totally didn't!). So, just to play it safe I made a batch of my go-to Scotachroos. I mean, everyone and their mother has heard of, and loves Scotchasroos. Right?
Not a single person at the party had ever heard of these! Apparently if you're not from Iowa (or neighbor the border veeery closely, or aren't from my dad's side of the family) you've never heard of this pot-lucking, picnicking, BBQing staple. Total blasphemy if you ask me.
These were made and devoured at every single family function I can ever remember. If someone, namely my Aunt Barb, didn't make them something was wrong. But, lucky for us, that never happened. Phew.
Now I present to you the world's easiest dessert that will surely be a crowd pleaser.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup corn syrup (*gasp* just use it already, you probably ate tons of the stuff when you were younger and had no idea.)
6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
In a large pot add peanut butter, sugar, and syrup.
Set stove to high heat and continuously stir, until all ingredients are combined and just beginning to bubble.
Immediately remove peanut butter mixture from stove and add puffed rice cereal.
With a sturdy spatula mix well.
Pour peanut butter/cereal mix into a 9x13 pan.
Meanwhile, in a double boiler add chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
Mix chips until a creamy chocolate/butterscotch mixture forms.
Immediately pour chocolate mix onto peanut butter bars.
Allow to cool before cutting.
If you're not from Iowa (or even if you are), please tell me you've had these before! If not, go make yourself a batch.