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Healthy Scotcheroos No Bake Bars from One Lovely Life

Healthy Scotcheroos (Gluten Free + Vegan!)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 25 minutes + chilling time
  • Yield: 16 (2x2") squares 1x


Healthy Scotcheroos – My childhood remade without corn syrup or refined sugar! You’ll love these gooey peanut butter rice krispies treats with chocolate topping just as much as the original. (Gluten free & vegan)



For the Peanut Butter Crispy Layer:

  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal (I use gluten free crisp brown rice cereal)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup (or additional maple syrup, honey, or agave)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

For the Chocolate Layer: 

  • 810oz chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • (Optional: coarse sea salt flakes or sprinkles, for garnish)



  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl (you want plenty of room to mix).
  2. Line an 8×8 or 9×9″ square pan with parchment paper
  3. In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter, brown rice syrup, and maple syrup over low heat, just until everything is melted and smooth. (Don’t bring to a boil)
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
  5. Pour over the cereal and stir to combine well.
  6. Pat cereal mixture firmly down into your prepared pan and pat until the surface is level and well compacted. (This will help them hold together)


  1. In a clean saucepan, gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil together until smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal layer and smooth out.
  3. Garnish with coarse sea salt or sprinkles as desired.
  4. Chill to set the bars at least 1 hour (better if you wait 2-3) before slicing.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American