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Monday, January 31, 2011

a *ahem* healthier scotcheroo

Some of you may be wondering - what is a scotcheroo? (All of you mid-western folk out there know what I'm talk'n about!) Well, my friends, you have come to the right place to get a lesson in scotcheroo-ness! These decadent treats have been a weakness of mine for years. It goes back to high school when my girlfriend Melissa introduced me to them. It was love at first bite. We would make a pan (recipe quickly learned by heart) and then continue to eat them & eat them & eat them. They are sooo yummy. The problem? Well, take a look at the link for the original recipe. Yikes! But I couldn't live wihtout them, so I gave them a healthy re-vamp. A little dose of Lish.

Also, a disclaimer, I am not saying that these are "healthy" per say. I am saying that they are, in fact, a significant improvement from the original recipe. So, enjoy them in moderation. Trust me, easier said than done. But do enjoy them, for they are oh-so-tasty.

the organic Scotcheroo (or maybe the Lisheroo?):

the goo:
1 cup peanutbutter, creamy
half of a jar of Brown Rice syrup (about 10 oz, one generous cup)

Melt slowly on stove top over low heat; stirring frequently so it doesn't burn or stick to bottom of pan. It might look like it's not going to blend, but just keep stiring and it'll homogenize soon enough.

the goods:
6 cups Envirokids Organic Cocoa Krispies -- this is essentially one 10 oz. box
(Or, feel free to substitute brown rice krispies; such as the 365 store brand.)

the topping:
1/2 cup dark chocolate or 60% + cacao chips, melted slowly over low heat on the stove top and drizzled on top of the krispies. Use the doubler boiler method, take a glass bowl that just barely fits into the top of a saucepan. You do not want the glass bowl to be sitting in the pan, you want it sitting on top of the pan. In the saucepan, have an inch or so of gently boiling water and let the steam melt the chips. The water should not touch the bottom of the glass bowl. Stir constantly, do not burn. If it's too thick, add canola oil or grapeseed oil (1) one teaspoon at a time until you reach a good "drizzle" consistency.

the goo + the goods + the topping = Yum, yum, yum, yum. Yum!


  1. Uh, yeah. I am pretty sure I could polish half a pan off...not a problem. :) Those look very yummy and I like the Lish-a-fied recipe.

  2. Wow. These are so good! Any idea on calories per serving? Nice to see a recipe for these without corn syrup and lots of sugar