a.k.a. Scotcheroos

Ingredients: – 1 cup light corn syrup – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1½ cups peanut butter  – 1 teaspoon vanilla – 4 cups Special K cereal – 1 cup chocolate chips – 1 cup butterscotch chips

Line a 13×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper. This is key to getting the bars out of the pan and cutting them into nice looking squares!

Place the corn syrup and granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until the mixture just reaches a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.

Measure the Special K cereal into a large bowl.  Pour the peanut butter mixture over the top and stir gently to combine, working quickly.

Transfer the mixture to the baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan (be careful—it’ll be hot).  I use my hand inside a sandwich sized zip-top bag (spray the bag first with cooking spray).

Place the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, just until melted. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top of the bars. Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate evenly.

Let cool for at least 1 hour, or until the chocolate has hardened, before cutting into squares.