Healthy Scotcheroos

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These healthy scotcheroos are made with all natural sugar, unsalted peanut butter, and coconut oil (no white sugar or corn syrup)! They are ready in no time and a great healthy spin on this classic dessert bar.

healthy scotcheroo bars stacked together

Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Love

Is there anything better than a scotcheroo bar?! You just can’t beat the peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate combination. These are great bars to make for picnics, birthday parties, potlucks, and just for a tasty treat!

Whether you call these chocolate rice crispy treats or scotcheroos…these bars are LIFE. And no matter what you call them, they taste like your classic scotcheroos with a healthy twist.

ingredients for healthy scotcheroos in small bowls ready to be mixed together

How did we make these healthier than your classic scotcheroo recipe? We ditched the corn syrup and white sugar and replaced them with honey and coconut oil. They taste just as delicious!

healthy scotcheroo filling in a bowl

How to Make Healthy Scotcheroos

For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card for a list of ingredients and instructions.

For the Bottom Layer

  1. First, line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Then, prepare the bottom layer of the bars by mixing peanut butter, honey, and salt into a large bowl. Mix until smooth and then fold in the rice crispies cereal.
  3. Transfer the rice crispy mixture onto the bottom of the pan and use your hands or a spatula to press the mixture into the pan.
rice crispy layer of healthy scotcheroos in a baking dish

For the Top Layer

  1. Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut oil to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, and continuously stir until melted.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and pour the chocolate mixture on top of the rice crispy layer. Shake the pan and spread chocolate evenly with a spatula.
  3. Then, place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  4. When ready to slice, remove from freezer and let chill for 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
melted chocolate layer of healthy scotcheroos in a baking dish

How to Serve Scotcheroos

Feel free to cut these healthy scotcheroos into huge squares for a filling dessert, or cut them into bite-sized pieces for a sweet treat that serves a crowd.

healthy scotcheroos sliced and topped with flaked sea salt

Let the chocolate topping set completely. Then, transfer them into an air-tight container or gallon-size bag and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If your pan has a lid, feel free to keep the scotcheroos right in the pan for easy storage.

Let pan of healthy scotcheroos set completely, and then cut into individual bars and then transfer into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag. Remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months.

sliced scotcheroo bars topped with flakey sea salt

Healthy Scotcheroos

These healthy scotcheroos are made with all natural sugar, unsalted peanut butter, and coconut oil (no white sugar or corn syrup)! They are ready in no time and a great healthy spin on this classic dessert bar.

Prep: 2.5 hoursCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minute

Fat 9

Carbs 15

Protein 3

Yield 36 1x

Rate

Bottom Layer

  • 1.5 cups all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups brown rice crispies

Top Layer

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Bottom Layer

  1. First, line a 9×13-inch* pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the bottom layer of the bars by mixing peanut butter, honey, and salt into a large bowl. Mix until smooth and then fold in the rice crispies.
  3. Transfer the rice crispy mixture onto the bottom of the pan and use your hands or a spatula to press the mixture into the pan. Set aside.

Top Layer

  1. Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut oil to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Continuously stir until melted.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and pour the chocolate mixture on top of the rice crispy layer. Shake the pan and spread chocolate evenly with a spatula.
  3. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  4. When ready to slice, remove from freezer and let chill for 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy.
  5. Store the bars in either the refrigerator or freezer (or else they will melt!).
  • You can use any size pan you would like. For thicker bars, use a 9×9-inch pan and for thinner bars, use a 9×12-inch pan.
  • Nutrition is based on a 9×13 pan, which makes 36 thinner bars.

Serving Size: 1/36
Calories: 146
Sugar: 9
Sodium: 5
Fat: 9
Carbohydrates: 15
Fiber: 2
Protein: 3

Author: Category: DessertMethod: No BakeCuisine: American

Keywords: scotcheroos

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