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Scotcharoo Dessert Pops

Everything’s better on a stick, right?

The infamous cake pop has been appearing at birthday parties, weddings and baby showers across the world. There are hundreds of cute, intricate and time-consuming designs. I even have a cake pop pinterest board of pops I’ll probably never even try to make.


Maybe I’m just a cake pop failure, but mine never turn out like the photos. The balls end up bumpy, the chocolate isn’t smooth and they end up looking like my five year old made them.

In come Scotcharoos, one of my favorite childhood desserts. The rice krispie mixture makes them easy to mold into shapes and it takes far less time than cake pops!

Use your favorite recipe for Scotcharoos. I like the recipe from ricekrispies.com.

Scotcharoo Pops 

    • 1 cup light corn syrup
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup peanut butter
    • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup butterscotch chips
    • Sprinkles or other decorations for garnish
    • Lollipop sticks or Wooden Treat Sticks
    1. Place the corn syrup and sugar into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, continuously stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Then pour in your Rice Krispies and stir until combined. Press mixture into a pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside for 20-30 minutes so the mixture can cool and harden a bit.
    2. Cut your rice krispie mixture into 1×1 inch squares and roll each of those into balls. Stick the Lollipop sticks in the center and set aside.
    3. Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Dip each “pop” into the melted mixture and then roll in sprinkles. Stick in styrofoam or a Cake Pops Stand to dry and harden!

Ok, these huge ice cream-looking Scotcharoos are too decadent! Use the same process as the circle pops, but shape into an ice cream bar shape.



  1. What a fun idea! I cannot make cake pops that are pretty, this is a great alternative!

  2. shiella says:

    hi!…around how many were you able to make with this recipe?

  3. What a great idea for kids!

  4. Hi there! These are super cute – I had a heck of a time w/ cake pops the first time I made them too. I do have some great tips on them (here is my tutorial: http://blog.candiquik.com/?p=3020 ). Hope this helps you, it offers solutions to bumpy cake balls, chunky chocolate, falling off the stick, etc. :)

  5. Great for a quick sweet tooth fix.

  6. Oh these look soooo yummy! Totally pinning. :)

  7. Mmmm these look amazing!

  8. Super cute!

  9. Add me to the list of people who love anything with Rice Krispies! Love the flavor combination in these … I’ve made “pops” and stick treats with regular Rice Krispies treats but never thought about adding all of the “mix-ins.” Love it!

  10. What a great idea, Emily!! These are genius!! Love the photos!

  11. I’ve never even heard of Scotcharoos before, but I’ve totally got to try them now. Great photos.

  12. I have tried cake pops and the same thing happens to me, they never look like the photos. I am going to have to try these instead!

  13. These look so yummy, what a great idea!!!

  14. ooooh, I looooooove Scotcheroos! These are so cute!

  15. Those are cute! I love anything with Rice Krispies.

  16. What a great idea! These look so good and would make a great treat for kiddie parties.

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