I’m kind of in love with Special K bars and this Special K bars recipe. I’m not sure if it’s the chocolate, the butterscotch, the peanut butter, or the cereal that does it for me, but this is definitely a case where the whole is better than the sum of the parts!
My family has been making this recipe for decades. I remember looking forward to my mom making it every year for Christmas. This Special K Bars recipe is definitely one of my favorite dessert traditions!
Don’t limit yourself to eating these bars (also called Scotcheroos) just during the holidays. Special K bars are delicious anytime and are always a hit with everyone I share them with.
Special K Bars Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups Kellogs Special K cereal
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- 6 oz. butterscotch chips
I promise these are one of the most delicious things you will ever eat. These are right up there with those delicious magic cookie bars. Mmmmmm………
I confess that I have not ever tried Special K cereal…Are these bars crunchy or compare to rice krispie bars? I prefer a chewy or soft bar personally.
I LOVE adding melted butterscotch chips to dessert bars and have a butterscotch oatmeal bar recipe that I really like. Unfortunately, the recipe makes a lot and they dry out before I eat very much of them.
Laura @ Make Life Lovely says
They have a similar texture to Rice Krispie bars. A little crunch, but mostly chewy. The taste is amazing, and you can freeze any left that you don’t want to eat, or even just half the recipe!
Unfortunately we don’t have that problem in our house! 😉
These have been a favorite at our house for decades. My husband’s aunt made them regularly and gave me the recipe. It is pure gold. i have never met anyone who did not love them. They have become our signature treat. Rice Crispy treats are yummy, but this recipe is heavenly. Definitely better than the sum of its parts. We use whole bags of butterscotch and chocolate chips.
I love when a recipe becomes a family favorite! I wholeheartedly agree, this recipe is pure gold! These bars are so delicious and very addicting. A whole bag of each of the chips sounds great- the butterscotch and chocolate topping really ties it all together.
Wondering why mine turned out stale? Any help? All ingredients were fresh…the bars just turned out with little cruch and are extra chewy….thoughts?
Stacee not 100 percent sure but possibly too much corn syrup or corn syrup was boiled too long?? Or possibly overmixing and crushing the cereal… 🙂 I use a cup of corn syrup but leave the syrup on side walls in measuring cup and they turn out yummy! Hope one of these thoughts help!
Erin D says
Delicious! I could seriously eat so many of these! Thanks for the recipe.