When I was growing up, we lived about 3 miles from where the city set off fireworks on the 4th of July and we found the best place to watch them was ON OUR ROOF! I have such wonderful memories of climbing the ladder with my family and sitting on a blanket, in the dark, watching the fireworks and eating Scotcheroos. To me- this is what the 4th of July tastes like. My mom made them for us on the 4th (and only on the 4th), and I have made them for my kids, and now, they are making them for their kids. A tasty and very easy tradition.
I can always remember this recipe because it is 1 cup of everything except the cereal
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Place corn syrup and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Let stand until firm. Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars when cool. (We would always put them in the refrigerator or freezer to speed up the process, and I can't tell you how often we ate them frozen - YUMMY! but hard on the teeth!)
This recipe can be doubled and it fits just perfectly in one of those big cookie sheets.