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Healthy Scotcheroos DIY Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Butterscotch Krispy Treats with Milk Chocolate) from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog
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Healthy Scotcheroos

Servings: 15 bars
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
These Scotcheroos are some treats you can feel good about eating.  They're low in sugar, high in protein, and gluten free too... but you'd never know it!




  • Line an 8x8” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the crispy brown rice cereal.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir together the honey, peanut butter, butterscotch avor and salt. Microwave at 10-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the mixture is runny. Stir in the protein powder.
  • Fold in the rice cereal. When everything is fully incorporated, scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and atten it out with the silicone spatula. Be sure to press it down so you get a nice and compact cereal treat.


  • Pour the melted chocolate over the base and tilt the pan around until the chocolate covers the entire surface. Tap the pan on the counter to set the chocolate and get rid of any air bubbles. Refrigerate until rm (~1 hour).
  • Lift the mixture out of the pan. Slice into 15 bars (5 slices x 3 slices). Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge with each treat placed on a square of parchment paper to prevent them from sticking (keeps for ~1 week).

Recipe Notes

I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But I wanted to provide it here because that way, you can determine whether or not the cookbook is for you!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Scotcheroos
Amount Per Serving (1 Scotcheroo)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 90mg4%
Carbohydrates 20.5g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10.5g12%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Krispy Treats
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, High Protein, Peanut Butter, Refined Sugar Free