Special K Bars

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These bars were a hit long before Special-K cereal began marketing its low calorie versions. Don't slouch on the ingredients as they are best savored in their full-fat, full-sugared state.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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5 cups Special-K cereal
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Step 2: Method

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Place cereal in large bowl and set aside.

Combine sugar and corn syrup in medium sized heavy saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture just comes to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.

Pour mixture over cereal and carefully stir with a rubber spatula.

Spread mixture in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips evenly over the top. Place in a 300 degree oven for just a few minutes until chips are soft.* Use a knife or spatula to spread chips together and frost bars.

Allow frosting to set, and cut into 24 to 36 bars.

Step 3: Enjoy!

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sunshiine3 years ago
I will be making these. They look much better than any recipe I have seen. So rich!
Thanks for sharing!
Those look absolutely delicious! I love bars where cereal is mixed with peanut butter! I'm going to be making this soon!
I know this recipe as Scotcharoos, although those are made with Rice Krispies instead of Special K. They were one of my favorite recipes as a kid. I'm kind of curious now how it'd taste with other cereals as well.
ddpie3 years ago
I love this recipe, so simple to remember and looks so yummy! Good luck chicky!
marymartin3 years ago
These are amazing. I make them when the comfort food feeling is needed. They bring back fun memories of straigtening the line !
DutchBakerGirl (author)  marymartin3 years ago
I think we may have straightened some of each other's lines, back in the day. :)
Cabe3 years ago
Would I be called a heathen for asking if crunchy peanut butter is allowed :)
DutchBakerGirl (author)  Cabe3 years ago
Absolutely not...use whatever peanut butter you prefer. :)
imstuffed3 years ago
Oh wow!! I've never had this version....i MUST try...YUM
Wow, those look yummy!
DutchBakerGirl (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thank you! :)