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Healthier Scotcheroos


These healthier scotcheroos are refined sugar free, gluten free, and made without corn syrup. Using organic honey, coconut sugar, and brown rice cereal, this scotcheroo recipe is a modern twist on a classic dessert. 


  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter (preferably made with just peanuts and salt)*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal (certified gluten free)**
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (or more chocolate chips for a dairy free option)
  • Flaky sea salt (optional but highly recommended)


  • In a large pot over medium low heat, melt down the coconut sugar, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  • Dump in the brown rice cereal and stir to coat.
  • Press it into an 8×8 square baking pan that has been sprayed and lined with parchment paper. For easy removal, let the parchment paper hang over the sides to lift out the scotcheroos later.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate and butterscotch chips in 30 second intervals until completely smooth.
  • Pour over the peanut butter base and spread it even. For a completely smooth surface, tap the pan against the counter a couple times to even everything out.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for about 30-60 minutes to set. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving. Enjoy!
  • Let me know how they turned out in the comments down below!


  1. *Regular peanut butter will also work for this recipe
  2. **If you can’t find gluten free rice cereal, Rice Chex will also work
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: scotcheroos, gluten free scotcheroos, healthier scotcheroos, no corn syrup scotcheroos, chocolate scotcheroos

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