GBP Quick & Easy Autumn Review 5 of 6

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 5 ~ Desserts

Everyone's favorite chapter -- there were so many wonderful recipes to choose from -- many pumpkin desserts that I'll be trying but the recipe we ended up making was submitted by Melisa Daniel from Alma, MI for Scotcharoo Bars. We needed a quick and easy (great theme for a cookbook) treat for my daughter to take to a teen movie night. She was the chef and with just a tiny bit of coaching from me, she was quite proud of how they turned out -- her friends ooohed and aaahed over them too -- maybe she'll become more interested in cooking!

Scotcharoo Bars

1 c sugar
1 c light corn syrup
1 c creamy peanut butter
6 c crispy rice cereal
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c butterscotch chips

Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and mix well. Add cereal; stir until well coated. Press mixture into a buttered 12x8 baking pan; set aside. Place chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted; stir until well blended and smooth. Spread chocolate chip mixture over cereal mixture. Cool; cut into squares. Makes 2 dozen bars.

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