This is a delightful update on a classic favorite – the Shaped Scotcharoos! These treats are perfect for any type of celebration, whether it’s a holiday, a birthday, or just a special occasion. Crafted to add a festive touch to your gatherings, Shaped Scotcharoos promise to be a crowd-pleaser. Let’s explore what makes these themed desserts so uniquely addictive.

Can I use different types of cereal?

Absolutely! While Rice Krispies are traditional, experimenting with other cereals can add new textures and flavors. In fact, I’ve seen other recipes that make scotachroos with Special K cereal.

How do you prevent chocolate from seizing?

Gentle heating in the microwave, as described in the recipe, is key. You must heat up your chocolate low and slow. Overheating can cause the chocolate to seize and become grainy.

How do I melt chocolate chips?

Use a microwave-safe bowl and heat in short bursts, about 30 seconds. You must stir vigorously in between each heat cycle because the act of stirring will distribute heat and further melt the chocolate. This gradual melting prevents burning.

Melting chocolate and butterscotch for a shaped scotcharoo

Can I make shaped scotcharoos without peanut butter?

Yes, you can substitute with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a different taste or for allergy considerations.

Melting the peanut butter mixture for the shaped scotachroo

How long do shaped scotcharoos stay fresh?

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, they can stay fresh for up to 4 days. They can also be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If stored in the fridge, they are best if you allow them to come back to room temperature before eating. Otherwise, you could hurt your teeth on the cold chocolate and syrup.

rice krispies coated with the peanut butter mixture

What is in shaped scotcharoos?

Karo syrup

 A key player, this corn syrup adds sweetness and acts as a glue, binding the ingredients. Its high fructose content ensures a smooth, chewy texture.

Granulated sugar

Besides sweetness, sugar caramelizes under heat, contributing to the scotcharoo’s flavor and texture.

Creamy peanut butter

This brings in fat and protein, contributing to the richness and soft, creamier texture.

Rice Krispie cereal

Light and crispy, these cereals add a delightful crunch, contrasting the chewiness.

Halloween Shaped Scotcharoo

Butterscotch chips

They melt to create a flavorful coating, with their buttery and brown sugar notes.

Milk chocolate chips

Chocolate adds a milky texture and depth of flavor.

How do I shape a scotcharoo?

Easy! With silicone molds, you can find them in almost any shape to match any theme or holiday. Coat the mold in the melted chocolate mixture and then press in the cereal treat while the chocolate is still melty. Allow to set, you can do this at room temperature or you can speed it up in the freezer.

FIlling a silicone mold with chocolate and butterscotch for a shaped scotcharoo

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Shaped Scotcharoos

5 from 1 vote
Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
15 minutes
Servings: 20
Everyone loves a tasty and soft scotcharoo. Turn it into a themed treat (holiday, seasonal or birthday) with a silicone mold. Sure to be a hit at your next party.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup karo syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 3/4 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

Rice Krispie Treat

  • Measure out cereal into a bowl
  • Add karo syrup, sugar & peanut butter to a medium sauce pan and place on medium heat
  • Stir as it melts down, once melted and smooth, take off heat
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stir until completely coated (don’t over stir)

Topping

  • Measure out chocolate & butterscotch chips in a glass bowl
  • Place in microwave for 30 seconds
  • Stir, repeat 1-2 more times until chocolate mixture is melted and smooth

Assemble

  • Spoon chocolate mixture into silicone mold, spread until a thin layer covers the mold
  • Roll a ball of rice krispie treat in your hands
  • Press ball into silicone mold that is covered in chocolate
  • Place full molds in refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until set
  • Carefully remove from mold & enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal Carbohydrates: 63g Protein: 3g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 175mg Potassium: 151mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 52g Vitamin A: 552IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 27mg Iron: 3mg

Have you tried this recipe?

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