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Healthy Scotcheroos (Lower Calorie!)

published: March 31, 2024

updated: March 31, 2024

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Indulge in the delicious combination of creamy peanut butter, crispy goodness, and a luscious chocolate topping with our Easy Scotcheroos. This no-bake treat is a perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors, creating a crowd-pleasing dessert that's simple to make and even easier to savor.

We took this classic treat and lightened it up by swapping calorie-dense corn syrup for sugar-free maple syrup so you can enjoy your treat without feeling weighed down by it.

3 Reasons Why You Should Try This Recipe

  1. No baking is required. There's just something about a no-bake treat that makes it a much more appealing endeavor. Our Healthy Scotcheroos are ready in 30 minutes and you don't have to turn on your oven!
  2. Lower calorie. Our lightened-up scotcheroos are only 169 calories per bar. This means fitting this delicious treat into your macros is easy!
  3. Family-friendly. Just because we lightened these bars up doesn't mean they taste “healthy.” Everyone loves these scotcheroos and won't be able to tell the difference!

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Healthy Scotcheroos (Lower Calorie!)

Indulge in the delicious combination of creamy peanut butter, crispy goodness, and a luscious chocolate topping with our Easy Scotcheroos. This no-bake treat is a perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors, creating a crowd-pleasing dessert that's simple to make and even easier to savor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 9×13 inch pan
  • 1 Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups Peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar-free maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 cups Rice Crispy cereal
  • 3/4 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Butterscotch chips
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • In a big microwave-safe bowl, melt peanut butter and sugar-free maple syrup. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and stir until smooth.
  • Add the cereal and mix until they're all coated.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Put the peanut butter mix into the pan and press it down to make a solid layer.
  • In another bowl, melt the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut oil. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mix over the peanut butter layer and spread it out evenly.
  • Put the pan in the fridge for 2-3 hours until everything is set.
  • Once it's firm, lift it out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut it into bars or squares.
  • Serve and enjoy these delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars!

Notes

Experiment with different chocolate flavors by using dark chocolate or white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
Keep the bars refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week. They can also be frozen for longer storage.
If the bars are too firm from the fridge, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving for a softer texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 12g
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About the author, Jessie Hulsey

Jessie is a recipe creator and registered dietitian consultant, specializing in weight management, healthy aging, and behavioral nutrition in Atlanta, GA. To lean into her creative side, she loves all aspects of recipe development and food photography. When not working, you can find Jessie at the dog park with her husband and pup, playing in her garden, and scoping out new restaurants!

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