These healthy scotcheroos are made with all natural sugar, unsalted peanut butter, and coconut oil. This scotcheroos recipe has no white sugar or corn syrup! They are ready in no time and a great healthy spin on a classic church lady basement bar.
Whether you call these Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats or Scotcheroos…these bars are LIFE.
I grew up going to a very traditional Methodist church. Church hymns in red hymnals, Sunday school, and confirmation on Wednesdays. There were also lots of bake sales and church lady basement bars. These scotcheroos are a classic bar that was at every pot lock I ever went to.
We were chatting recently about restaurants that are bringing back the delicious dessert bars that we all grew up with. Yough Joni in Minneapolis has delicious pizza, but also has this amazing church basement cookie and bar plate for dessert. If you are in the Minneapolis area, you must try it!
We love desserts on Team Fit Foodie and our mouths were watering as we brainstormed healthy dessert bar recipes that would be a hit this summer. A scotcheroo recipe just seemed like the obvious choice. You just can’t beat the peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate combination. They are great bars to make for picnics, birthday parties, potlucks, and just for a tasty treat!
If you call these bars chocolate rice crispy treats, we’re right there with you, too! No matter what you call them, they taste like your classic scotcheroos with a healthy twist. How did we make these healthier then your classic scotcheroo recipe? We ditched the corn syrup and white sugar and replaced them with honey and coconut oil. Guess what. IT WORKED. They taste just as delicious!
Feel free to cut these scotcheroos into huge squares for a filling dessert, or cut them into bite-sized pieces for a sweet treat every day. We love to keep our bite-sized scotcheroos in the freezer for an easy dessert that we can just put on a platter and serve! If you’re looking for other delicious healthy bar recipes, don’t worry we’ve got you covered there too!
Other Fit Foodie Finds Healthy Dessert Bar Recipes
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- Healthy Gluten-Free Lemon Bars
- Flourless Cashew Butter Brownies
- Lemon Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Raw Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bars
- Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Three-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies
- 1.5 cups all-natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- pinch of salt
- 4 cups brown rice crispies
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- First, spray a 9×13-inch* pan with cooking spray or lay a sheet of parchment paper into the bottom of the pan.
- 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 rice crispies.
- 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.
- Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut oil to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Continuously stir until melted.
- Once melted, remove from heat and pour the chocolate mixture on top of the rice crispy layer. Shake pan and spread chocolate evenly with a spatula.
- Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- When ready to slice, remove from freezer and let chill for 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy.
- Store in a freezer-safe gallon size bag in the freezer (or else it will melt!).
Tips & Notes
- 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.
- For these photos, we used a 9×9 inch pan and cut the bars into 9 squares. However, please note that this recipe serves 36, not 9! We did it for the photos in all honesty 🙂
- Nutrition is based on a 9×13 pan, which makes 36 thinner bars.
Nutrition FactsCalories: 146 Sugar: 9 Sodium: 5 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 15 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3