Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Remember when I told you about the amazing treats my friend makes and I said that I think she tweaks the recipe a little so they never turn out as good when someone else makes them? (Shout out to Mindi.) I've been working on it and I think I've got it all figured out.

This is the original recipe:


1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut Butter
1 cup Karo syrup
5 1/2 to 6 cups Special K cereal

Stir sugar and syrup until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat then add peanut butter. Stir until blended. Spray 9 x 13 pan and place cereal in pan. Pour mixture over cereal and mix until well coated. Press.

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
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Melt together and pour over bars.

Here's my translation:

1 cup of peanut butter really means 1 cup plus another dollop. 1 cup of Karo syrup really means 1 cup plus a blob more. 5 1/2 to 6 cups of cereal really means start with 5 cups and add a shake or two more of the box if it seems too gooey as you're stirring. Press means press, but don't smash it all down too hard. 1 cup of chocolate chips means milk chocolate chips, and it really means the whole bag, along with the whole bag of butterscotch chips as well.

If you follow the recipe along with my slight modifications you will end up with the most fabulous scotcheroos just like Mindi makes.

And there you go.


Jill said...

Yum!! I am going to try those, they sound really good. Your trip looks like it was a fun break for you and the boys! That is crazy what those ladies said to you about your kids! Where are your manners ladies!

Angela said...

I totally need to eat these!! Well "need" not so much but definitely want!! I love your translation! It cracked me up!