Brown Rice Scotcheroos

Five things I’m digging today:

1) When 10-year-old Becca came downstairs for breakfast with hair freshly blown out and pink rouge on her cheeks.  I once thought I’d hate to see my children grow up.  Turns out, watching them step feet onto their own paths is breathtakingly beautiful.

2) Mumford and Sons.  Can’t get enough.

3) Chihuahuas who curl their back around the edge of your hip while you fold laundry. Sorry, not for sale.

4) Weather warm enough for flip flops.  Praise and glory hallelujah.  Bring it on.

5) Scheming with pal Bethany to live together as old widows on an old plantation in Southern Georgia.  “You can do I’ll the cooking, and I’ll just get fat,” she said.  This along with our plans to hit up the New Kids on the Block reunion concert this summer may just be the highlight of my life.

6) Oh, I know I said five.  But I’m all about extra credit.  I made Scotcheroos.  I can’t stop eating them.  This is not something I’m proud of.  But, goodness.  They deserve an honorable mention.

What are you loving today?

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Brown Rice Scotcheroos

This is a recipe I grew up with. It's not mine, but I have added my own little touch by swapping out the typical Krispy Rice cereal for brown crispy rice cereal. I love the texture and hint of added crunch from the switch. If you can't find the brown rice version, you can always use Rice Krispies. But, good golly, if you can find the brown stuff, make the swap. It's scrum.

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I love Erewhon)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions:

Spray a 9x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside. Place the sugar and corn syrup into a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir the mixture until sugar dissolves. Just as the mixture begins to boil, take it off of the heat and stir in the peanut butter. Stir in the cereal; stir well until well coated. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Place the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them just until melted. Stir together and spread over the cereal bars. Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature before serving.

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12 Responses to “Brown Rice Scotcheroos”

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    Jessica on March 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I’m currently loving hangin’ with the hubby while the kids are fast asleep :) And flip flops??! We probably have one more month of winter where I am. Thanks for this recipe, I love these. PS – I get a kick out of your abbrevs.

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    Katrina on March 11, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply

    I also love flip flop weather, but I’m stuck here in the rain!! I love sleeping to the rain though. Maybe if I bake these and curl up with a good book all will be well :)

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    Sarah T. on March 11, 2011 at 9:05 am Reply

    OMG, these are like total comfort food favorites for me. These used to always appear at potlucks when I was a kid and I LOVED them! Have spent much of my adulthood looking for just the right recipe to recreate that memory. I think this one might be it!!

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    tammy on March 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Oh Yeah Girl! Gotta love those scotcharoos! I grew up on those babies! They are hard to put down!
    I am loving my Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls today. Talk about “can’t put down!!” Mmmmmm!!
    Enjoy!
    Tammy

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    Jennifer (Savor) on March 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Oh you silliness….you forgot #7: wearing saucy jeans in RI. hehe

    • Brooke replied: — March 11th, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

      Whoot.

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    LaToya S. on March 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Your Scotcheroos look delicious. I love your blog!

    I want to thank you. I just found your website 2 days ago and when I saw your beautiful pictures I HAD to know what kind of camera you used. When I read your FAQ section, you said that you bought your camera used off of Craigslist for a great price. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought off that. Anyways, I have a brand new used camera now, that I found off Craigslist, and I love it.

    Thanks for sharing such great advice for us new food bloggers!!!!

    • Brooke replied: — March 11th, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

      LaToya! I’m so GLAD that worked out for you! My original Craigslist camera offered a perfectly affordable way to learn about digital SLR’s without breaking the bank. A good thing, because our bank is often quite meager. ;)

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    kelly on March 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm Reply

    that would make them gluten free minus the butterscotch chips, they look so yummy!!!

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    Jessie on March 18, 2011 at 6:58 am Reply

    I made this recipe for the guys I work with for a fun Friday morning snack…and they love it! As do I! :) One of the guys has celiac disease and these were a prefect treat to bring…thanks so much for sharing!

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