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Thursday, January 24, 2008


O'Henry's are oh! so! wonderful! I don't know how they got their name, but if you're a fan of peanuts & chocolate & butterscotch ... and following the easiest recipe ever ... then you must try these. I made a batch this morning (tonight is scrapbook night at my house).

I got this recipe from my friend Carol, who got it from her husband's grandmother. Not that you'd care, but I just don't want to take credit. : )


1 c. Karo syrup (found with other syrups)
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanuts (I got unsalted and I don't chop them)
1 c. peanut butter
3 c. Rice Krispies
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1 pkg. butterscotch chips

Stir together Karo syrup and sugar. Microwave for 2 minutes. Add peanuts and peanut butter to the Karo mixture. Microwave everything for 1 minute. Add 3 cups of Rice Krispies. Spread into a greased 9" x 13" pan.

Combine chocolate chips (on bottom) and butterscotch chips in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Spread over krispie mixture and cool in the refrigerator.

Remove and cut into 1-inch squares.


Blogger momoftwo said...

These look so amazingly delicious!! I can't wait to make them!!

January 24, 2008 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

mmmm... I make these too, but have never heard of adding the peanuts. It's so good w/o the peanuts too! My recipe calls them "Yummy Bars." Yup, they are!

January 24, 2008 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Monds & Mayberry said...

I used to love those candy bars! I can't wait to give this a try. So easy!

January 24, 2008 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Ramona said...

I don't really like those candy bars, but these look DELISH. I just may have to give them a try. Thanks!

January 25, 2008 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the peanuts were chopped?

January 26, 2008 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made these too with chex or similar cereal in place of rice krispies and with out the nuts, they are called "under the bed bars", but these sound really good, I am going to try these this week

January 26, 2008 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

We make these every year for our Christmas plate but never added the peanuts. I will have to try this version!

January 28, 2008 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Hmmm... I think that's my mom the recipe came from. Such a small world :) And yes... this is a HUGE family favorite.

January 28, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you would share your birthday cake recipe I have seen on some of your pages. I think it was lemon with chocolate shavings on top? Thanks so much!

January 29, 2008 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger the W* family said...

Oh, yum! I checked your blog the other day, saw these, and my 4-year-old son begged me to make them. So I did. And they were SO good! Thanks for the recipe, Becky!

February 1, 2008 at 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Becky made these for my Birthday though I am a little bit embarrassed to admit I ate them all and I didn't share one!!

February 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

i made these the other day--didn't have any butterscotch chips, and used honey roasted peanuts instead of regular, and they were still sooooo yummy! :)

thanks for sharing the recipe becky!


February 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I made these last night. Didn't have b-scotch chips, but used extra chocolate instead. They are so good. I ate four immediatley. These will be part of my Christmas "baking" this year. Thanks for the recipe.

February 2, 2008 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

becky, i make these as well , but we don't add the peanuts, i will have to try peanuts next time. and we call ours baby ruth bars.

February 2, 2008 at 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are the best treat ever. I can sit and eat several of them at one time. I don't make mine with peanuts, but I am going to try it next time. I am having scrapbook day at my house next week. I am going to make this yummy treat. Side note: Thanks for doing the sketches book. I love it.

February 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Darcee said...

I've been wanting some of these and now I don't have to go looking for a recipe. . .they will be my next fhe treat :) Thanks for sharing.

February 13, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey becky- made these, along with dinner, with the girls at church tonight. after they chilled, we used heart cookie cutters. cute presentation and the girls got to eat "the scraps." we delivered the meal to a friend that just had a baby. a great night! thank you.

February 13, 2008 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

I have made these for years and are the most requested by friends and family. I've actually had friends get upset when I have brought something else.
I use 6 cups of either Crispix, corn flakes or rice krispies..what ever is in the house. We call them scotch a roos.

February 19, 2008 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Mitsyana said...

Sounds so yummy! I have a crop on friday night and I think all the other ladies would love them. I think I make huge batch for them. Thanks!

February 20, 2008 at 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made these like 3 times in the last month and they have been a huge hit!! Thanks for sharing!

February 22, 2008 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger ~Lisa~ said...

I can NOT resist these...but we leave out the peanuts and call them scotcheroos. Yummmmmmmm

March 1, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger g said...

everyone goes crazy for these when i make them & don't believe me when i tell them they're easy to make!! everyone needs to try these- they are so so good!! this one is perfect for the 4th!!

July 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photo, Becky! These look great. I'll have to try them.

August 25, 2008 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Ladybeth said...

I made several batches of these for gifts and to set out for holiday get-togethers this year. Everyone raves about them. The only problem is tring to *stop* eating them!

December 27, 2008 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


thanks for the recipe. I made these tonight and they were a big hit. One question though: after assembling them, I put them in the fridge to chill as your recipe said. When I removed them, they were really, really hard. I had a hard time cutting them up and my kids had a hard time eating them. Although we all LOVED them a bunch, I wondered if I did something wrong. It was the rice krispy mixture that was so hard to bite into. Is that normal?

February 24, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

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