Thursday, March 19, 2015
It seriously cannot be Thursday already? Spring break is going so fast! The girls and I have been enjoying our time off. I've tried to plan something little for us to do each day. Monday the weather was beautiful and warm so we went to the park, for a walk, got an ice cream cone and just soaked up as much sunshine as we could. We've gone to the library and also a couple local museums. I suppose nothing as exciting as going out of town for vacation but we're having fun so that's all that matters.
One afternoon we also made these yummy bars. They're just a fun spin on a traditional scotcheroo. I am positive everyone has had one before, but just in case, they are a crispy cereal treat mixed with peanut butter and then topped with a chocolate butterscotch mixture.
They are definitely not good for you in terms of nutrition but such a fun treat to enjoy on occasion. I honestly had never thought to roll up the bars like this, but after talking with a co-worker around the holidays she convinced me to give it a try. It took me awhile, but we finally got them made. The kids loved them! And I love how the chocolate mess on top is eliminated, makes for less clean up for this mom.
10 oz bag large marshmallows
4 tbsp butter
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
In a large saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until combined. Add in cereal and mix well. Dump mixture into a lightly greased jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet. Press cereal mixture into pan. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt both chips over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and spread over cereal bars. Then roll up starting with the long end. Once rolled into a log shape, set pan in fridge for 1 hour to chill. Once chilled, remove from fridge and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Makes 20.