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Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Scotcheroos

01.04.17

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

womppppp womppppp womp!  i had no clue i was about to take an ALMOST TWO WEEK hiatus over my holiday break… but dare i say i needed it?  its funny because the day before i left i went crazy and made THREE recipes that i could post while i was away… including these sea salt + dark chocolate scotcheroos!

and then i never posted them.  ugh i’m the worst.  i’m so sorrrrrryyy i made you wait this long for these… but the wait is over.

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

I dooooo want to have a chat about some feelings i have/my blogging future (don’t worry i’m not stopping) but that’s a story for a different day.

todayyyyy we’re gonna ring in 2017 with MY FAVORITE DESSERT/SNACK EVER.

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

here’s the thing.  i’ve never met someone who didn’t like a scotcheroo.

as in NEVER.

they were always the thing me and my friends BEGGED for.  (and i always snatched at least one up when my mom was “plating” them to bring to a cookout)

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

they’re basically a peanut butter rice krispie treat with chocolate && butterscotch on top.

i can’t even.

but i obviously can’t leave well enough alone and i dressed it up a bit… in the BEST way.  with dark chocolate and sea salt.

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! i promise they'll go in a snap! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

for the rice krispie treat portion i mixed dark chocolate peanut butter and normal creamy peanut butter together.  it was bomb.  but i don’t even know where to find that… my mom gave it to me forever ago?  so if you JUST have normal creamy peanut butter you’re totes fine.  i make them that way too and they’re DELISH.

or… you could get cray and do CRUNCHY.  what?  who said that?

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! i promise they'll go in a snap! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

wait can we side line for a second?  can i tell you that i used to hate chunky peanut butter?  now i freaking buy mega chunk because its amazing and i’m in love.

who am i?!

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! i promise they'll go in a snap! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

ugh.  we’re on day 3 of the tone it up challenge and these are DEFINITELY not in my future… but they look so freaking good.

WAHHH.  make me one and let me smell it?

you’re an angel.

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Scotcheroos
 
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Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (or do half normal peanut butter & half dark chocolate peanut butter!)
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place corn syrup and sugar into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat let the sugar dissolve, stirring constantly. When the mixture begins to boil, remove the pan from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and mix until combined.
  3. Add in the rice krispies and gently stir until the cereal is well coated. Lightly press the mixture into 9 by 13 inch pan coated with cooking spray. (i use wax paper and press it in with my hands)
  4. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over cereal mixture.
  5. Let stand until firm. Cut into bars or square once they cool & firm up.

 

a childhood favorite of mine, dressed up with dark chocolate & sea salt! YUM! i promise they'll go in a snap! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

letttt’s end it with a beard shot.  because frankie literally can’t let go of these!

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