Scotchabrownies Recipe - Pinch of Yum
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Imagine you’re at a social gathering where food is involved.

Someone (probably my mom) has brought Scotcheroos.  And you know there’s inevitably going to be a pan of thick, gooey brownies.

How can anyone be expected to decide between the two perfect bars?

If you’re me, you end up eating half of each, because you feel somehow loyal to the perfect brownie, but also loyal to your mom and the family favorite Scotcheroo, which then results in eating two halves of each. Oops.

Well, dessert bar lovers, buckle up.  I give you today the Scotchabrownie!


Okay, bad name.  Scotcheroos get their name from the butterscotch, and there isn’t even any butterscotch in these bars.

However, the original name is Better-than-Crack-Brownies.  Clever, yes, but I try to keep things G-rated around here for all those 5 year old blog readers, so you’ll have to deal with my cheesy name.

Brownies for scotchabrownies in a pan.
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Scotchabrownies! A combination of scotcheroos and brownies in one epic dessert bar.


  • 1 batch brownies
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt)
  • 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal


  1. Mix brownies and bake for 15-20 minutes in a 9 x 13 pan. They need room on top, so it’s ok if they aren’t very thick.
  2. Sprinkle the peanuts and Reeses cups on top of the brownies after baking. Put them back in the oven for another 5 minutes to get everything a little melty.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter, and then stir in the Rice Krispies. Pour this mixture over the top of the brownies.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: scotchabrownies, brownies, scotcharoos

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Three scotchabrownies on a white surface.

Oooh la la. These will change the way you think about brownies and possibly the way your pants fit.  But I have full confidence in your ability to exercise more self control than I did.  And to just exercise in general after eating them.

How many of these could you eat in one minute?  Just kidding.

What’s your favorite party food?

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the Scotchabrownies.

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    I love seeing this picture because it demonstrates how far you have come in your food photography. You are my food blogging hero!


  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Although this dish is delicious, it is not suitable for those who do not like sweets. I have slightly adjusted the formula to suit my son.

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    Dangerous! These are so good. I just used my favorite brownie recipe. I didn’t have any peanuts so I left them out. Next time I might add more rice Krispies, I really liked the crunchy texture in the smooth chocolate.

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    These bars sound absolutely delicious! I can totally relate to the struggle of choosing between two tempting treats. The Scotchabrownie sounds like the perfect compromise, even with the cheesy name. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

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