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Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can’t stop eating it and now there’s a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

As a food blogger I’ve quickly come to realize that there’s just nothing better than high quality, perfectly cooked good food. Other than an occasional hot fries and shake run to JCW’s we pretty much never eat fast food. Now, there are some places popping up that are totally fresh and use real ingredients but still manage to get the food to you quickly like The Wild Zucchini (where’s Marty?! His way was my favorite way!), but there are still a lot of places which I wont mention that we cannot eat at anymore. I know, I’m supposed to be talking about scotcheroos millionaire nuggets and I’m blabbing about burgers, but hear me out…

How Do You Store Scotcheroos Millionaire Nuggets?

Scotcheroos will keep for at least a week or longer, and are fine served at any time.

Keep the bars in an airtight container at room temperature.

Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

I feel like junk food, fast food and even sugar are all in the same category. We crave them, love them and don’t want to give them up. And then we start eating better or at least with better ingredients and our palates start to change, or more importantly our bodies change. Have you noticed that? We eat pretty healthy around here other than a once a week dessert and splurges on the weekend. I used to miss the comfort foods but the longer I put good things into me the more my body hates the other stuff.

Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

Really, it’s true. We had to stop at a fast food place on a long trip because it was the middle of nowhere, snacks had run out and our kids were needing a break. We ate what were better choices for that particular place, but by the time we got to my Mom and Dad’s we all had belly aches. We just aren’t use to all of that fat and grease. WHICH IS A SIGN, PEOPLE! If you go off of something and feel better then get sick when you have it again your body is trying to send a message.

Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

And that’s when I hop back over to the recipe I’m posting which makes me a hypocrite. These are loaded with sugar, and there’s not an ounce of whole foods in it, but I can’t give them up. There’s something about Scotcheroos that just sucks me in. I love the Scotcheroos Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats recipe, I love the scotcheroos chex mix and now I love these mini scotcheroos bites. Dude, you can just pop them in your mouth! No plate necessary.

How Do You Prevent Scotcheroos From Going Hard?

When heating the syrup and sugar, avoid boiling, as it will become hard and make the scotcheroo hard to eat.

Can You Freeze Scotcheroos?

Food stays perpetually safe at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, because it is impossible for bacteria to grow at those temperatures.

But you should consume your scotcheroos within six weeks of placing them in the freezer for optimal taste.

Scotcheroos Millionaire Nuggets

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Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!

Scotcheroos Millionaire Nuggets

4.28 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe
Do you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do? I can't stop eating it and now there's a scotcheroos millionaire nuggets recipe!


  • 1 Cup Corn Syrup Light Karo Syrup
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 5 1/2 Cups Krispy Rice Cereal
  • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 6 ounces Butterscotch Chips or all milk if you prefer


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, pour in the karo syrup and sugar. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally until clear and the sugar is totally dissolved.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, add the cereal and pour the peanut butter mix in. Gently fold to combine and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Lay wax or parchment paper on a cookie sheet and begin rolling the cereal into balls.
  • Set on the cookie sheet to cool entirely.
  • Meanwhile, in a glass measuring cup or bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch until smooth.
  • One at a time, drop the balls into the chocolate, and using a fork, roll it around to coat it and then lift it out, tapping the sides gently to allow excess chocolate to run off.
  • Place on the cookie sheet and store in a cool place to allow the chocolate to harden.
  • Store in air tight containers.


Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Scotcheroos Millionaire Nuggets
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 5362 Calories from Fat 1611
% Daily Value*
Fat 179g275%
Saturated Fat 56g350%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 38g
Monounsaturated Fat 65g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 2990mg130%
Potassium 1879mg54%
Carbohydrates 913g304%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 744g827%
Protein 83g166%
Vitamin A 10795IU216%
Vitamin C 99mg120%
Calcium 369mg37%
Iron 54mg300%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Scotcheroos Chex Mix

Scotcheroos are one of my favorite guilty pleasures and now there’s an awesome scotcheroos chex mix version! It’s our friends’ favorite for parties!

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This scotcheroos peanut butter rice krispy treats recipe is seriously such an addicting treat and it only takes a couple of ingredients to make it!

This scotcheroos peanut butter rice krispy treats recipe is seriously such an addicting treat and it only takes a couple of ingredients to make it! ohsweetbasil.com

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • My grandkids love these! I have a question when I am trying to roll them in balls I find they are really hard to roll toward the end. They don’t want to come together and stick. Any suggestions. I put the mixture in the microwave for about 15 seconds and that did help. I made these last year and don’t remember them being as hard to work with. Will take any suggestions, thank you.

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    • Hi Laura! It can get tricky toward the end of they have cooled down and hardened. I do exactly what you did and warm them up a little in the microwave. Or just work through the batch as quickly as possible before it cools. I know this can be hard if you are having little kiddos help you!

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  • Can you keep these in the refrigerator and just take them out an hour or so before serving? My grandkids love Scotcheroos. I got about 100 because I really made them bite size.
    Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Hi Laura! They can be kept at room temperature and they will keep just fine. They will keep for at least a week just at room temperature in an airtight container. Enjoy the time with your grandkids!!

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  • I plan on making the Scotcheroo Bites but have a couple of questions. I read the reviews and one person said they have a recipe that calls for 6 cups of Rice Krispy’s then someone said your recipe calls for 3 cups and the recipe you posted calls for 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispy’s so just wondering which one is right? My other question is will the mixture get too hard before I get them all rolled into balls? I have made Scotcheroos because they are one of my grandkids favorites but they think these will be even better. So just wondering if they are are to get rolled.

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    • Hi Laura! Go with the 5 1/2 cups listed in the recipe card. They will stay soft and rollable as long as they are a little warm. They aren’t hard to roll at all if you roll them right after mixing everything together.

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  • Love the recipe, but found that dipping in chocolate/butterscotch is not an easy task. Way too thick and I had to double the chips. Maybe someone has an easier way to do this as it’s just a tad too thick for me.

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    • You have to keep the chocolate and butterscotch mixture hot or it will thicken. You could also add a little melted butter to thin it out.

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  • I am 61 years old this year and I have been eating plain old scotcheroos ever since my mom found the recipe on the Rice Krispies box   I have raised my kids and my grandchildren on these   It’s a requested cookie often   My husband is a nut about them too   I thought it was a great idea to make the balls   I got 60   The only thing I had an issue with was I didn’t have enough chocolate mixture   Had to stir up a second batch   The chocolate and butterscotch was thick   Do you add anything to thin it out a little more when making the balls?   Kudos for the great idea    I am an avid follower of your site   Mary Beth Theetge

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    • Hi Mary Beth and thank you for the support!! I don’t add anything to thin out the chocolate but you could if you want. A little cream would thin it out, but don’t add too much or it will become a ganache and not set up when it cools.

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  • Did you have time to check it?

    Have a nice day

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    Are you sure about the nutrition information?
    I count, count again and one ore time and I am far from what you wrote …

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    • Our nutrition calculator has been known to give us issues so I’ll double check it. Thank you!

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  • My family and I prefer dark chocolate to milk and this would also cut some of the sweet taste. Have you every made it with dark chocolate? Love the added peanut butter idea!

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    • We love dark chocolate too and it makes for delicious scotcheroos!!

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  • This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
    I hope I will manage as I am not a great cook!

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    • You’ll do great!

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  • hey girl- these look so yummy!

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  • How many balls does one batch of this recipe make?

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    • I just made a batch. It made about 50.

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      • Oh Janine beat me to it. Yes, we usually get anywhere from 40-60 depending on what size we make them. Thanks!

  • A new spin on the greatest old treat! Our family has made scotcheroos forever. I used to take them as my class treat to school on my birthday. Your recipe and directions are exactly the same. They are very addictive. I have to take them on every camping trip-it’s a tradition! Thanks for the new idea.

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  • I discovered Scotcheroos a couple of years ago. I don’t know how I never knew about these before! I make them for Super Bowl parties each year. I normally cute them using a football cookie cutter and they are really cute that way, but are really big. I love your idea of the bite sizes. I tried them for the Super Bowl this weekend and they are perfect! Thank you so much for the idea. I’m like you and just use milk chocolate chips and they are divine. Not sure what others are complaining about above. Throwing a batch of these out would cause irreparable damage in my household. These are wonderful. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love these.

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    • Amber, thank you for your sweet comment! I was a little confused by everyone so you’ve made me feel so much better!

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  • We love scotcheroos!!! I’ve made them for years but never thought of making them bite size. I think this is a great idea!! I have found they are better if you cut back on the rice crispies by 1/2 to 1 cup. I will have to try making these next time. The recipe I have says to bring the syrup and sugar to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and cereal. I’m not sure where we got the recipe from but they sure are good!!

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  • I do a lot of baking from scratch, but have never made scotcheroos. Used your recipe to make these for our Halloween party last night and followed the recipe exactly as written. Ended up dumping the whole pan after my family did a taste test before the party. Everyone agreed these were nothing but a mouth full of sugar and tasted gross. Way too sweet.

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    • I’m sorry you felt that way. We very much enjoy them, but everyone has different tastes and we understand that.

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      • Last night, I thought I would try making these for Christmas; I followed every detail of the recipe and ended up dumping them in the trash. The instructions were vague and I am sorry for even trying this recipe. If you make them, you have been forewarned.

      • Hmmm, I’m sorry you feel that way. It’s really just heating the sugar and corn syrup, stirring in peanut butter then folding into the cereal. I’d love to help, just let me know what was confusing to you. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • These look sooooo good! I love scotcheroos, but I think I’m going to like these a lot more! Thank you for the recipe and inspiration to make them!

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    • Thank you for the sweet comment! We love bite sized desserts!

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      • Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never heard of them but am going to try making them for my brothers and grand kids.

      • Oh I’m sure they will just love them!

  • Great recipe ideas, I too love scotcharoos and saw you comment about not an ounce of whole food and tons of sugar. While I still use a lot of sugar I have altered my recipe removing the corn syrup and replacing with agave or honey, than you can cut the sugar. For the topping, I make homemade butterscotch and mix with melted milk chocolate chips

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    • That is a great idea!

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  • I am a big fan of butterscotch! These look so good and I am sure they are addicting!!!

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  • Yum, looks so good!

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  • Whoa! Love this bitesize version! So much fun!!

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  • sometimes we need mini indulgences! and these lil scotcheroos look great!

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  • I got this similar recipe off the Special K cereal box in the 1960s during my early years of baking:
    1 C sugar
    1 C Light Kayro Syrup
    1 C peanut butter
    6 C Special K cereal
    12 oz semi-sweet chocolate morsels
    6 oz butterscotch flavored morsels
    Same directions.
    Over the years I adjusted the recipe…1/2 to 3/4 C sugar; 1 1/2 C (or more) peanut butter; 8 C cereal.

    Tip#1: Melt the butterscotch almost entirely, then add the chocolate. The butterscotch takes much longer to melt.
    Tip #2: Do not overcook nor use too high a temperature for either the base or the topping because the mixtures will crystalize.

    a personal note….
    I never heard of Scotcheroos until I moved to the “city” in the 70s, and the “city folk” I met hadn’t heard of Special K Bars. Over the years I wondered about the origin of this recipe. It occurs to me that there is no butterscotch in SCOTCHeroos. What’s up with that?

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    • Often we skip the butterscotch as I love milk chocolate instead, but this recipe does use the butterscotch. I’ll have to try special k bars! I’m so excited!

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  • I meant to say “Scotcheroo millionaire nuggets.” I’m so sorry for the error…..

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  • Love the “Scotcheroo Balls” idea! Scotcheroos have been a favorite in our family for as long as I can remember! However. I noticed a difference in our recipes. Ours calls for 6 cups of Rice Krispies vs. your 3 cups. Thoughts? Is this something you changed along the way? Reasons? I think I have a recipe cut off the box….so that’s why I’m asking you! Notice less volume height wise…. Love your website and ideas! Also love your take on eating healthier. So true….crave that healthy food the more you eat it. People will feel better eating healthier. There’s the catch!!! Thank you!

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    • Ooops! The 3 is an error, but we do only use 4 cups as we like the peanut butter to be stronger and the balls to stick together easier. 🙂

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    • We have always used 6 cups also, and I believe that is what the original recipe calls for (in fact, have been making these since the 60’s when I was still a young girl). The original comes from the companies involved – Rice Krispies, Karo Syrup, and the Peanut butter (can’t remember which company, but we have always used Jif). I think more Rice Krispies might “dull” the overly sugary taste for some people, although everyone I have ever fed these to says they are very addicting! Topping is always 1 cup Nestles Chocolate Chips with 1 cup Nestles Butterscotch morsels (No other butterscotch chip melts the same). Or, you can sprinkle both types chips over the bars, put in oven for a few minutes. then swirl them around with a knife to give a marbelized look. By the way – if you love peanut butter, just add ¼ cup to ½ cup more peanut butter. And cook the Karo/sugar mixture until it bubbles and they will firm up a little better. I always cook mine in the microwave in a very large measuring cup (2 quart). And to make cleanup easier, grease or oil the bowls you use and the mixture will slide right out.

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