Easter treats have never been so adorable or delicious! These Easter Basket Scotcheroos take a versatile dessert recipe and turn them into a fun Easter treat.
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I am so ready for Spring to come. I know, it’s technically Spring already, but living in Utah, sometimes you can’t ever really tell what season it is. (I’m talking about you, new layer of snow up on the mountains…) So, to cheer things up around here, I’m embracing all things spring with some seasonal recipes.
I always feel like the real start of Spring every year is Easter. Maybe that’s why I always look forward to Easter so much. All the pastel colors, the baby animals, the tulips and daffodils popping out of the ground. And let’s not forget about all of the Easter candy.
I am always on the lookout for fun holiday treats to make with the kids, so when I saw these Easter Basket Scotcheroos on the Karo® Syrup website, I just knew I had to make them for my kids. 2 favorites – Easter candy and all the peanut-buttery goodness of a Scotcheroo – combined into one? You don’t have to ask me twice.
And just look at how cute they are! The cuteness factor alone will make you want to make these.
If you’ve never had a Scotcheroo before, now is the time to make these. The original recipe combines rice cereal with chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter. I know there are a lot of great flavors going on here, but for some reason, I was inspired to add in a little bit of cinnamon. And I love the warmth that the cinnamon brought to these Easter treats. And the Karo® Syrup keeps the treats nice and soft and chewy – just the way you want them.
These Easter Basket Scotcheroos are super easy to make, but you do need to work fast. I suggest spraying your hands with nonstick cooking spray to push the mixture into the muffin tins to form the nest. You can also use a greased spatula or spoon if you prefer. You can choose your favorite kind of candy egg to place in the baskets as well. I chose a candy coated chocolate eggs, but jelly beans will work as well.
These Easter Basket Scotcheroos are the perfect treat to bake up and take to your friends or neighbors. Everyone loves a little treat left on their doorstep, and these little baskets would bring a smile to anyone’s face. And since you get 24 treats out of one batch, they are the perfect way to bake a little extra to share!
Easter treats have never been so delicious! These Easter Basket Scotcheroos take a favorite dessert and turn them into a fun Easter treat.
- 1 cup Karo® Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- green tinted coconut, optional
- small Easter candies, such as jelly beans or chocolate eggs
Spray 24 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the corn syrup and sugar in a large pan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, the remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and cinnamon, then add the cereal*. Stir quickly to evenly coat the cereal.
Immediately portion the mixture into the muffin tins with buttered hands. Press into the pans, making an indentation in the center of each cup. Let them sit for 10 minutes, then carefully remove from the tins, using a knife if necessary.
Combine the chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips in a small pan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until completely melted and combined. Drop a dollop in the center of each basket, then immediately sprinkle on some of the tinted coconut and top with Easter candies.
Cool for 45 minutes, or until the chocolate is completely set.
adapted from karosyrup.com
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