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Vegan Scotcharoos Sliced on a Plate

Classic Scotcharoo Bars — Chewy Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

  • Author: Classic Recipe Made Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Stovetop, Refrigerator, Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Have you ever tried Scotcharoos? These vegan Scotcharoo bars are chewy, caramely, chocolatey treats that are even more delicious than rice krispie treats and perfect for any party or pot luck. This recipe is a classic that has been passed down generations. Everyone loves these, and we make them vegan with some simple swaps!




  1. Grease a 9 x 13 pan or Pyrex dish with oil or vegan butter and set aside.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, add rice krispies and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan add the sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup. Place over medium heat on the stove and stir consistently as you bring to a boil. The mixture should turn completely smooth. As soon as bubbles start to form, remove from heat.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture into the bowl of rice krispies and carefully mix with a spoon. The mixture is extremely hot so be very careful not to touch it (it can burn your skin). Continue mixing until the rice krispies are evenly coated.
  5. Spoon the rice krispie mixture into the greased 9 x 13 pan and press down to spread evenly. Coat hands with vegan butter or oil (rub between hands like lotion) so you can press it down without sticking. Or, cover with parchment paper and press down until it fills the pan and has a flat even surface.
  6. Add chocolate chips and vegan butterscotch chips to a small bowl and melt by microwaving for 20-30 second increments and mixing between each. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the rice krispie treats in the pan and smooth evenly over the top with a spoon.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour until chocolate is hardened.

Keywords: dessert, sweets, treats, dairy-free, gluten-free, chocolate